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Results - Week Ending 2017/09/17

posted 26 Sep 2017, 04:12 by Webmaster BADGERS   [ updated 1 Nov 2017, 03:26 ]


Becky Kinson in action - BADGERS
BADGERS ace Becky Kinson enjoyed a bumper weekend as she recorded back to back personal bests over both 5K and 10K. Very few runners have achieved such a feat and for popular Becky, it was a major step forward after missing a large part of the season through injury. It began at Kingsbury Water Park on Saturday morning when the diminutive runner sped through the 5K parkrun in 26:21. A day later and she was back in action at the Boldmere Bullets 10K race where she recorded a tremendous 54:40 to claim successive bests. Karen Draper also featured at the Boldmere run, coming home in 81 mins with Pamela Bridgwood a minute behind.

Stuart Batchelor rolled back the years with a fabulous five mile best at the Tamworth 5 on Sunday. His time of 37:43 was snippet of what life was like in the glory days before hockey dominated. Rising star Sam Starkey went quicker still, clocking an impressive 36:06 at his first attempt at the distance.

There were a fistful of athletes tackling the Calke Abbey 10K. Ed Winter was first back in 51:46 ahead of the genial Stuart Walton (55:23). Claire and Izzie Bradford both ran 80 minutes. At the Worcester 10K, veteran Stuart Youngs ran a great time of 49:19 while in the Derby Midweek 5K, Chris Baxter ran a tremendous 16:56 as his form shows no sign of slowing.

As the marathon season approaches, no fewer than seven BADGERS attended the Heart of England Forest Marathon. The seasoned Adie Kirkham clocked up his 75th marathon in total on his way to a ton. The experienced Karen Thompson and Liz Peel ran while Kevin and Fay Casey also completed the 26.2 miles. Sarah Hayes was another who safely made it round as did the venerable veteran Maggi Savin-Baden who made her marathon debut at the tender age of 53.

Bex Dennehy provided pacing duties at the English Half Marathon in Warrington and Steph White and David “DC” Craig, successfully competed in the Abberley Duathlon.

As usual there was plenty of parkrun action and there was jumping for joy in Jean Street as the jolly Dave Jackson jolted back to winning ways at Conkers by leading an impressive pack home in 17:31. Setting and maintaining a solid tempo, the Baddesley warrior was able to single-handedly beat off the opposition in the final stages to record his highest ever wava rating and a season’s best performance. Stuart Batchelor also ran well in 23:24 as did Chris Upton and Kerry Clover. The legendary Alan Argyle turned in another fine display alongside Stuart Walton while the evergreen Jayne Potter looked good as she negotiated the damp 5K route.

Richard Hill recorded his 205th parkrun to go level with John Hanson as the running-most BADGER at the top of the charts. His time of 24:01 was more than handy at the new Wythall course. Jonathan Davies trotted round at Worcester Pitchcroft in just under 25 minutes while Paul Grubb sneaked into the top 30 with a terrific run at the demanding Lymington event in 25:51. Nearby Rosliston saw a trio of plucky pacesetters make their mark. Jo Hardy, Leesa Dennis and Bev Spencer all flying the BADGER flag. Meanwhile Teresa and David Buck both went to Daventry.

At Kingsbury, Ian Smith led the way with a determined 6th place in a great time of 19:47, the only BADGER to break 20 minutes. DJ turned carpenter Carl Holyoak may have gone from Deck-King to decking in recent years but he finished a creditable 11th in 20:46 with Sam Starkey hot on his heels in 21:30. Colin Lees ran a solid 22:45 in 37th place and Nivette Chester was first lady BADGER back and fifth overall in a season’s best 23:51. Lee Millership, Pete Wells, John Devenney and Angela Stallings all performed well as did Michael Morton in 27:54. Darryl Johnson, Sarah Vine, Ann-Marie Currier and Ian Orton all broke thirty minutes while Jenna Shaw romped to a superb new PB in 29:19. BADGERS kit supremo Dave Bailey and most capped female Mandy Hanson ran as did Yvonne Feasey, Nicki Bowman and Kate Swalwell. Helen Smith and Pete Boardman also jogged it in.

BADGER of the Week

Group A - 12/09/17
Danny Warren & Dave Jenkinson

Group B - 12/09/17
Zoe Yateman

Group C - 12/09/17
Lucy McElhone