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Results - Week Ending 2018/03/18

posted 4 Apr 2018, 00:02 by Webmaster BADGERS


Jason Molly - Ant and Dec's Saturday Night Takeaway - BADGERS
BADGERS star Jason Molloy was one of just a few BADGERS who managed to race at the weekend despite the snowy weather and incredibly, emerged with a win, on national television! The pacy 37 year old science teacher appeared on Ant and Dec’s Saturday Night Take Away in the segment “Run For Your Wife”. Pitted against two other contestants, the plucky father of two had to power 5K through the streets of London carrying a selfie stick in order to win his family plane tickets to Florida. He romped home with consummate ease, no doubt thankful of his recent London Marathon training where he once again takes to the streets of the capital in a bid to raise money for the local charity, Georgie’s Gift. Dodging the copious amounts of Irish themed street detritus such as Guinness hats and foam shamrocks, Molloy made it back to the studio in well under twenty minutes to claim the win, much to his delight of his wife Rachael.

Making light work of the “mini beast from the east” Molloy was presented with a stunning trophy by Charlotte Moffit back in the studio alongside Ant and Dec.

As the snow continued through the night, many races were abandoned including the Ashby 20 which drew a big proportion of the club. Paul Grubb and Stuart Walton had travelled to Devon for the 20 Mile Grizzly race which had to be shortened to a still treacherous 9 mile course which they somehow complete in 2 hours 30 in a race of real camaraderie. Helen Tibby ran a gutsy 2:33:34 at the bitterly cold Hampton Court Palace half marathon to conclude the Sunday action.

Parkrun went ahead on the Saturday however and there were plenty of success stories emanating from the popular 5K morning circuit. Matt Tonks enjoyed back-to-back first places with his performance at Conkers in a terrific 17:53 with Chris Upton also showing after his heroics at Long Eaton the week before where he ran a season’s best 21:39. Paul Grubb turned out at Seaton parkrun in Devon while Carl Holyoak managed 21:13 at Exeter Riverside and wife Esther 23:16 in the same event to bag herself 6th female overall. Jonathan Davies got round safely at Worcester parkrun.

At Bedworth, Chris Baxter bounced back with a commanding show of pace at the head of the field. In yet another first place finish, the Foxes fan flew round in a fabulous time of 17:55. Cheryl Dewis almost made it a double, having to settle for second best in the ladies side ultimately, her time of 23:21 was not to be sniffed at however as the Stockingford based hair-stylist showed she could set paces as well as trends. The quietly industrious Rob Crow trucked through in 23:22 ahead of the rejuvenated David Earp. Mr Parkrun Richard Hill ran an excellent 25:15 before Eamon Thawley charged over the line in typical forthright fashion in 25:36. Charlotte Phillips, Emma Masser, Lorna Jackson and Jo Davies all got home in one piece before Gail Gunn crossed the line in 33:51. John Hanson ran well alongside wife Mandy with Anne-Marie Matthews bringing up the rear. 

At Kingsbury, the up and coming Sam Starkey was denied in his quest to make it another BADGERS triple, thwarted only by a canicross runner as he achieved his highest finish position to date in second place and a great personal best time of 19:00 to boot. Once again, Glyn Broadhurst let his running do the talking and stepped onto the podium in third spot, in no small part thanks to his new diet, the BADGERS’ key-man now opting for pastas and salads having thrown his chips away. Mark Repton broke into the top ten for the very first time as his excellent 2018 form continues. His time of 21:20 was top class in the conditions and enabled him to claim 9th position overall. Tim Gould finished seven seconds behind in a very respectable 11th as he makes good progress following his injury lay-off. Seasoned campaigners Colin Lees, Alan Argyle and Paul Restall followed through in good time before Sarah Vine became the first lady BADGER to finish in 29:49. David Bailey and Amanda Gould also ran.

BADGER of the Week

Group A - 13/03/18
Rachael Bunting

Group B - 13/03/18
John Restall & Amanda Gould

Group C - 13/03/18
Sam Klucis