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Results - Week Ending 2017/01/08

posted 16 Jan 2017, 01:52 by Webmaster BADGERS   [ updated 1 Nov 2017, 03:20 ]


Adrian Payne - BADGERS
On a freezing cold Wednesday night in Leicester’s Victoria Park, BADGERS men’s team once again picked up the team prize in the 3rd race of four in the 5K winter series. Having missed out on the award in the first two races to the high profile Hermitage Harriers side, it was a welcome return to the top for the Baddesley boys. Unusually, it was in-form Chris Horton (17:27) who led the side home picking up a very respectable 3rd place and in doing so taking an incredible 22 seconds off his own veteran’s club record set in December. Danny Warren produced a solid display as he crossed the line in fifth with a time of 18:10 while Aaron Chetwynd dug deep to grab 7th with an excellent 18:58. Rob Boland returned to the fray and looked like he’d never been away as he ran a gutsy 21:02, just missing out on a top ten spot.

There were plenty of BADGERS in action at parkrun despite the grim weather. At Kingsbury Water Park, Chris Baxter got run into second place again, this time by Tamworth AC star Scott Hudspith yet still recorded a great time of 17:17 to help consolidate his training. The hardworking Glyn Broadhurst earned a spot on the podium too with his time of 18:25 while Aaron Chetwynd (18:52) and Mr. Consistency Ian Smith (20:16) also bagged top ten finishes. Men’s team captain Adi Payne ran well and was delighted with both Brendan Ford and Rob Boland who ran 21 minutes apiece and old stagers Colin Lees and David Craig who both did their best in wet underfoot conditions. Other runners included the irrepressible Dave Jarvis, Lee Millership and Jason Husselbee-Orwin. Jo Davies was first lady back in 25:48 while Liz Peel marked her 96th parkrun in a time of 26:19. David Bailey, John Dulson, John Hanson and Rob Crow all got round safely with Leesa Dennis, Nicki Bowman and Anne-Marie Matthews following through not far behind. Claire Bradford, Ann-Marie Currier and Pam Bridgwood also ran. Seasoned campaigner Ted Franklin again broke forty minutes while Stuart Batchelor helped out.

Chris Horton (17:11) was the quickest parkrunner at the weekend as he clocked 17:11 on his debut run at Solihull’s Brueton Park. This was good enough to earn him 4th place, one ahead of team mate Matt Tonks who crossed the line just 20 seconds later. Fellow BADGER Steph White endured a traumatic start almost colliding with the lead bike before running 24:33 with Maggi Savin-Baden trouncing her husband John by almost two minutes to reclaim the household bragging rights, and daughter Anna crossed in 29:31 with a determined run of her own.

At Worcester, Jon Davies ran well, Andy Smith made his debut at Rosliston while Adie Kirkham battled hard at Conkers in 21:36. Jared Karim (21:46) and parkrun stalwart Richard Hill (24:44) both produced speedy times at the Coventry circuit to round up a fun-filled Saturday of action-packed action.

BADGER of the Week

Group A - 03/01/17
Danny Warren

Group B - 03/01/17
Dave Bailey

Group C - 03/01/17
Rachel Taylor