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Results - Week Ending 2018/04/15

posted 19 Apr 2018, 07:11 by Webmaster BADGERS


Run In The Forest - BADGERS
Not for the first time, it was very much a case of BADGERS being out in force at the weekend as the club bombarded the Derby 10K race on Sunday. It was Chris Upton who was first club man back in a time of 44:12 with Gavin Crockwell the next through in 49:18. Yvonne Faulkner was the first lady BADGER home in 53:59 just one second ahead of veteran Judy Parkes with Sarah-Jane Chetwynd producing the performance of the day with a big new PB of 57:52. This is the first time she has gone under the hour mark and given she only started running again recently after giving birth to her and fellow BADGER Aaron Chetwynd’s baby boy just before Christmas. The prolific lozenge-peddling Ann-Marie Currier also ran despite being under the weather.

At Conkers, the annual 5 mile race the Run In The Forest attracted a host of local running glitterati and BADGERS sent a posse of eleven runners to tackle the trails. Colin Lees was first home in a classy 36:36 with Cheryl Dewis scorching the earth with her 37:54 time. Ian Orton was next through with a quality 38:55 as his improvement continues and the pretty princess of pace Karen Thompson finished not far behind in 40:54 as she readies herself for next week’s London Marathon. Fellow marathon hopefuls Zoe Cope and Jenna Shaw both followed through in 47:16 while newcomer Adam McElhone (44:29) and long-serving Leesa Dennis (48:15) both made a great impression. Seasoned campaigner John Shade trucked home in 49:17 showing that even at 70 years young, he isn’t finished yet.

Adie Kirkham’s quest to reach a hundred marathons gathered real momentum at the weekend too as he powered his way through not just one but two events in a weekend double header. In the It’s Grim Up North marathon, the Measham-based marathon machine travelled to Royston near Rotherham and cranked his first one out in 4:50 before travelling to Boston, Lincolnshire ahead of the same punishment on Sunday. He then proceeded to knock his second one out in an impressive 4:10 as he leaves himself 13 shy of his ton with team-mate Holly Matts also making it round on the Sunday. From Rotherham to Rotterdam, Alan Argyle and Nivette Chester both took part in the Dutch marathon event and returned with times of 4:25 and 3:56 respectively while down in Brighton, Anne-Marie Matthews completed the marathon there as did Sue Grice in a time of 5:48.

Mark Repton took on the Stafford half marathon and came back with a particularly impressive time of 94:08 as his form continues its steep upward trajectory.

There was the usual smattering of action at parkrun on Saturday morning with in-form Chris Baxter tearing up the turf at Conkers. The speedy 29 year old made all the running in a strong field, eventually taking the tape in a season’s best 16:59, a strong enough run to see him first over the line too by just a handful of seconds. Other runners included Alan Argyle, Terry Argyle, the returning Jason Husselbee-Orwin, the resurgent Mick Judd and Paul Cooper. Clare Thomas also ran. At Bedworth, Matt Tonks survived an awkward fall near the end to emerge fourth in a hotly contested affair at Bedworth parkrun. Gavin Crockwell ran strongly in 22:38 while Anna Savin-Baden showed an impressive turn of speed as she finished in a creditable 28:50, a second ahead of the experienced Janet Crumpton. Popular club chairperson Karen Thompson and Charlotte Phillips were the other BADGERS stars in action.

At Rosliston, it was very much the Stuart Walton show as the genial giant strider finished first BADGER back in 28:08. Gail Gunn pitted her wits against the 5K Harrogate course with the popular Richard Hill travelling to Italy and running the Etna parkrun, erupting with delight as he finished in 28:28 in the southern Italian sunshine. Anne-Marie Matthews used the Hove parkrun as a precursor to her efforts in the Brighton marathon the following day while the remaining runners were all found at Kingsbury Water Park.

Once again, it was the in-form Sam Starkey who led the way, finishing a fine third place in 18:56 as his stellar season continues apace. Dug Ladkin managed a fine time of 21:55, just ahead of BADGERS key-man Glyn Broadhurst and new Chinese recruit Bol Ging-Tong (22:20). Ian Orton ran a quality PB of 22:28 while Colin Lees and veteran Ian Smith both made the top 50 with Esther Holyoak battling her way to 5th lady overall and first female BADGER home. Shaun Coyle, Leon Millership, the experienced Paul Restall and Judy Parkes all impressed as did youngster Hattie Oliver (27:08). Sarah Vine ran 27:49 before London marathon hopeful David Craig strolled home ahead of Andy Smith, Leesa Dennis, David Bailey and Melanie Hewitt. Other runners included Amanda Gould, “Mr KWP” John Hanson, Paul Grubb, Liz Peel and Yvonne Feasey. David Buck, Peter Black and Mandy Hanson all got round safely.

A few BADGERS tried their hand in the Reaper Run OCR event with Luke Melling, Emma Masser and David Earp getting involved. Melling joined Monika Lampart in qualifying for the world championships later in the year thanks to their efforts.

BADGER of the Week

Group A - 10/04/18
Leon Millership

Group B - 10/04/18
Sam Klucis & Adam Mcelhone

Group C - 10/04/18
Gaz Marvin & Chelsea Wilson