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Results - Week Ending 2017/08/13

posted 15 Aug 2017, 06:47 by Webmaster BADGERS   [ updated 1 Nov 2017, 03:23 ]


Ted Franklin - BADGERS
Four new club records were established last week as BADGERS had a field day at a variety of different events. It all began in London where Danny Warren surged to a tremendous 16:56 in the Hasty Hare 5K event on Monday night in a high quality field. The Baddesley flyer set a new club record for the distance and a PB to boot. Fellow pace-man Chris Baxter ran the Newark Half Marathon in a tremendous 79:11 and in doing so became only the fourth man in the club’s history to break 80 minutes for the distance and set a new club record in the process. Chris Horton improved his vets club best over 10K by finishing 5th in a tight race at Draycote Water in a cracking time of 35:32. Also in attendance were Zoe Yeatman, who also ran a PB (59:35) and Yvonne Faulkner (53:17), both running great races. Finally, 77 year old Ted Franklin, formerly of Nuneaton Harriers, battled his way round the treacherous Hermitage 10K league race in 88:32 to set a new v70 club best at the distance – well done Ted!

Fire-fighter Matt Tonks travelled to Bradford to run in the Firefighter 5 mile race, finishing in the prize-money in 5th spot as well as picking up the coveted v40 prize to go to the added kudos of being first fireman back in the race itself which was not exclusively for fire-fighters!

Swathes of BADGERS, 32 in fact, took to the hills of the Hermitage 10K in Whitwick, the penultimate league race of the 2017 LRRL season. Danny Warren was first back in 14th place with a barnstorming performance (36:40) on what is renowned as one of the toughest races on the circuit. Jason Molloy ran a superb PB of 38:40 while Dave Jackson got in the mix too with a gutsy effort of 39:47. Aaron Chetwynd (40:03) and fellow Baddesley boy Adi Payne (40:47) ran hard as did the veteran pair of Glyn Broadhurst (41:32) and Ian Smith (42:09). Rob Boland continues to make giant strides while Ashley Taylor grafted like never before to earn his time of 46:11.

Rachel Crump was first female back with an outstanding performance, her time of 46:14 again an impressive feat on the course. Monika Lampart (47:18), Esther Holyoak (47:26) and Karen Thompson (49:06) all ran their hearts out in breaking 50 minutes. Colin Lees, Saul Oxford, Dave Jarvis and Stuart Batchelor all ran tidy races before team scurrier Simon Currier sliced over a minute off his 10K PB with a fabulous run of 52:35. Rachel Bunting and Nicki Bowman ran well for the ladies with Pat Cleall, Andy Smith, Darryl Johnson and John Dulson all doing similarly for the men. Newcomer Julie Diamond impressed yet again while Helena Rean showed her class with a PB despite the uncompromising gradients. Husband and wife team John and Anne Devenney battled hard as did Vikki Smith and Anne-Marie Matthews. Jacob Brotherhood managed 77:39.

With just one race to go, BADGERS are top in all of their leagues apart from the men’s vets B team who lie second and the men’s A team already crowned division 2 champions. Elsewhere, Holly Matts ran 62:27 in the Pigg 10K in Mickleover and Carl Holyoak recorded an age category win in the Mudnificent 7 OCR event.

At parkrun, there were a few travellers, none further afield than the intrepid Maggi Savin-Baden who ran at the relaxed Fontainebleu parkrun near Paris, France. Chris Baxter enjoyed a comprehensive first place finish at Conkers, leading the way with gas to spare in 17:17. Alan Argyle, Adie Kirkham and Chris Upton also ran. Jared Karim and Richard Hill ran at Brueton Park and Stephanie White celebrated her promotion into a new age-category by running Leamington parkrun with Nivette Chester.

At Kingsbury Water Park, Aaron Chetwynd was first BADGER back in 19:06 as he celebrated turning 30. Ian Smith weighed in with a solid 20:01 and new boy Matt Green managed an excellent 15th place finish with a time of 20:25. John Hanson’s time of 22:51 was a major pluse for the one-time boxing star while Ashley Taylor, Yvonne Faulkner and her cousin Jo Hardy all ran good times. Multi-sport warrior Ian Robinson ran well ahead of kit-man Dave Bailey. Paul Restall, John Devenney, Adam McElhone all broke 30 minutes. Peter Black and Mandy Hanson tried hard while it was great to see both Pete Boardman, accompanied by daughter Rachel, and Richard Hamblett both back in action after serious injury. Gill Holmes, Anne Devenney, Izzie Bradford, Karen Draper, Pam Bridgwood and Jason Husselbee-Orwin also ran. Anne-Marie Matthews and Holly Matts also went.

BADGER of the Week

Group A - 08/08/17
Jo Davies

Group B - 08/08/17
Zoe Yeatman