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Results - Week Ending 2018/05/27

posted 30 May 2018, 04:15 by Webmaster BADGERS


Cheryl Dewis - BADGERS
In-form BADGERS ace Cheryl Dewis stormed to a brilliant new personal best midweek at the Rugby 6 race. Six BADGERS travelled over on the night to join in the action at the latest instalment of the East Midlands Grand Prix series and Dewis, accompanied by husband Jimmy, took a big chunk of time of her previous best as she crossed the line in a quality 45:51. This performance follows hot on the back of her terrific run at Market Bosworth where she achieved a new best over the half-marathon distance. Chris Horton was the first BADGER home in 17th place with a respectable time of 34:56. Keir Hardy looked strong as he bagged a brilliant new personal best in 39:35 while the rolling rugby landscape kept on delivering the results as next Robert Boland crossed in 40:15, another personal best. Yvonne Faulkner (51:07) was the final BADGER to get round and the fifth of the group to secure a personal best after Jimmy Dewis’s 44:52, great work all round.

Two BADGERS tackled the Boddington Marathon. Nivette Chester dug deep to get round in a fine 4:06 while fellow veteran Alan Argyle managed an equally hard-fought 4:24 over the demanding 26.2-mile course. Liz Peel was also in marathon action, this time in Edinburgh where she ran 4:44:14. There were a few half marathon runners too with Helen Tibby conquering the Dymock half in 2:48:23 and the duo of Andy Smith (2:56:57) and Holly Matts (2:57:08) both completing the hilly Buxton half in the Peak District.

Parkrun once again attracted a raft of BADGERS. At Bedworth, Glyn Broadhurst made his debut at the course and made all the running, finishing first by some margin in a classy time of 19:04. The V40 star has been a key man for BADGERS in 2018 and thoroughly deserved his success. David Earp showed he was as brisk as he is bespectacled by whipping round in an impressive 22:58 while popular club Chairperson Karen Thompson turned on her afterburners to romp home as fourth female in a rapid 23:04. The popular and long-serving Eamon Thawley stormed to a brisk 25:36. Jared Karim, Steph White, Richard Hill, Julie Tonks and the athletic Nicki Bowman also ran while marathon man Matt Tonks clocked up the 100th parkrun of his career to make it a real celebratory occasion at the Miner’s Welfare Park.

In far flung Keswick, Cumbria, Chris Horton battled hard in windy conditions to grab a creditable 4th place in 18:04 while Dave Jarvis kicked off his bank holiday birthday weekend with a pacy performance at Wyre Forest parkrun in 23:58. Mother and daughter combo Maggi and Anna Savin-Baden both flew the BADGER flag at Tamar Lakes parkrun and Dave Bailey turned out at nearby Conkers alongside club stalwart Jason Husselbee-Orwin. Ashley Taylor (22:35) and John Hanson (25:19) ran at Dudley while Jonathan Davies made the trip to Worcester parkrun clocking 26:05.

The biggest turnout was at Kingsbury Water Park where Mark Repton continued his excellent form by bagging a new personal best time of 19:36 over the 5K lakeside course, 8th place overall. Matt Green’s form is also on the rise as he managed a fine 20:53 as he battles his way back after a lengthy injury lay-off. Colin Lees sped round in 21:57 before Esther Holyoak finished 5th lady in a fabulous 22:06. Tim Gould, Lee Millership, Shaun Coyle and the consistent John Restall all performed well with the improving Pat Cleall leading home a ruck of BADGERS including Darryl Johnson, Yvonne Faulkner, Paul Restall and father and son combination Dug and Alex Ladkin. Jenna Shaw ran a splendid 27:00 and Zoe Cope reaped the rewards of her new post marathon fitness levels by helping herself to a PB of 27:01. Other runners included David Buck, Rachael Shelton, Adam McElhone, Eileen McElhone (39:29 – PB), Paul Cooper, Karly Cooper and Amanda Gould.

Last and by certainly no means least, Ron Mahoney took on the Lanzarote Ironman consisting of a 2.4-mile swim, 112-mile bike ride capped off with a marathon. Incredibly, he managed the feat in 11 hours 35 minutes, a super-human effort. Fellow multi-sport eventer Matt Green took on the slightly less time-consuming Darley Moor Sprint duathlon emerging with an excellent time of 69:29.

Finally, away from running, BADGER lovebirds Chelsea Wilson and Luke Miles tied the knot at the weekend making Chelsea’s BADGER mum Sue one very proud and happy lady.

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