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Results - Week Ending 2017/10/22

posted 25 Oct 2017, 04:06 by Webmaster BADGERS   [ updated 25 Oct 2017, 04:06 ]

BADGERS BOSS THE SHOW AT BAGWORTH XC

Bagworth Cross Country 2017 - BADGERS
BADGERS kicked off their cross-country season with a superb performance in the opening race at Bagworth Heath. A shortened course meant that the 48 BADGERS that turned out, over a quarter of the entire membership, had to deal with slightly less mud, filth and uncompromising gradient than originally expected. Danny Warren revels in such conditions and he pulled out all the stops to finish in a hugely impressive third place overall. Team mate Ryan Bennett benefitted from an unorthodox warm up routine to plunder a fabulous fourth spot just a week after his marathon heroics while Damo Taylor made a long-awaited return to action with an impressive run to grab 17th place and the pacy Jason Malloy took 19th on an impressive debut. Aaron Chetwynd, Chris Horton, Dave Jackson and skipper Adi Payne all made the top 50 and with old soldier Glyn Broadhurst coming home in 56th place, the men’s side recorded their best points tally ever to storm to the top of the league for the first time ever.

Veteran runners Ian Smith, Carl Holyoak and Stefan Martin showed what great engines they have as they placed well. Mark Cox hung on well after a blistering start while Sam Starkey impressed on debut. Chris Upton returned to XC from a long spell on the side-lines with Rob Boland, vital cog Saul Oxford and one-to-watch Colin Lees all doing well. Ben Satchell bagged a great finish with Dave Jenkinson, Ian Robinson, Rob Crow and Simon Currier all battling hard. Ashley T-Dogg Taylor got stuck in a jam but still found the resolve to pip Stuart Walton on the line. Youngster Cameron Barnes gave a good account of himself in his first race ahead of old stagers Michael Morton and Eamon Thawley.

The ladies side enjoyed success too. The popular Monika Lampart was first back in 25th position and veteran Cheryl Dewis a superb 42nd as she continues to improve with each run. Nivette Chester appears to be coming back to good form after time out after back surgery and newcomer Emma Masser steamed over the line to take the fourth scoring slot. Vibrant socked veteran Steph White belied her years to finish 79th and the diminutive Becky Kinson, Bernie Bowman and Lou Bruce all made the top 100. Skipper Rachael Bunting followed through soon after with Kerry Clover, Karen Thompson, Angela Stallings, Jo Davies and Jo Hardy all behind her. Vet ladies Leesa Dennis, Judy Parkes, Helena Rean and Julie Diamond all powered their way through the churned sludge to wrap up an excellent morning’s work for the team in black and white (with brown bits!)

With so many runners in league race action, only Holly Matts in the Chesterfield half marathon and Shaun Coyle in the Cinder Path 10k ran elsewhere. New signing Coyle recorded a time of 48:22 for his efforsts while Matts helped herself to a season’s best 2:06:40.
At parkrun, Chris Horton beat off an incredible 648 other runners to be first across the line at a windy Coventry in a time of 18:03, Yvonne Faulkner ran 26:33 too. At Kingsbury Water Park, Carl Holyoak grabbed a place in the top ten thanks to his fine run of 20:25. Shaun Illingworth churned out another good run fifteen seconds behind the DJ turned carpenter. Esther Holyoak was fourth lady in 21:41 while Colin Lees, David Craig and Ashley Taylor were never far behind, especially Craig. Lee Millership, Nivette Chester, Liz Peel, Andy Smith and Ian Orton all got round safely as did Adam McElhone who helped himself to a superb new personal best of 26:46. Sarah Vine also got a PB in 27:45 with Leesa Dennis, Paul Restall, Clare Thomas, Alan Argyle and Pete Boardman. The enigmatic Mark Robinson completed the 5K circuit with Rob Frost, Stephanie Davies, Izzie Bradford and Nicola Orton all following suit.

At Upton House, Sarah Martin clocked 27:34 and at Worcester, Jon Davies managed 26:37. Down the road at Worcester Pitchcroft, Jared Karim (21:21) and Richard Hill (24:13) both turned out while four BADGERS made it to Rosliston, Hannah Burgess first BADGER back in 26:12 with Stuart Walton, John Dulson and Dave Bailey all in hot pursuit.

BADGER of the Week

Group A - 17/10/17
Kier Hardy & David Craig

Group B - 17/10/17
Amber Bradford