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Results - Week Ending 21/08/2016

posted 25 Aug 2016, 23:36 by Webmaster BADGERS

OPPONENTS SLAIN AGAIN BY MAIN MAN PAYNE

Leicester City 5k - BADGERS
Adrian Payne stormed to victory in far-flung Essex at the weekend in the challenging Dirty Dozen OCR race. The BADGERS men’s team captain surged into first place early on in proceedings and from that point on he never looked back, romping to his first piece of individual silverware in his career to date. Fellow Baddesley resident Danny Warren, who actually lives on the same street as the BADGERS poster-boy, joined him in picking up prizes as for the second year running, the 30 year old scooped first place in the series for the Leicester 5K Summer Series races. In the final race of the four, the fleet-footed runner finished second in the race with his team of Glyn Broadhurst and Aaron Chetwynd helping collect the team prize on the night. Chetwynd promptly spent his prize vouchers on some new trousers from Mothercare while Rob Boland in 21 minutes and main man Payne also produced good efforsts. Sarah Jane Fletcher ran well and was first female BADGER back.

Legendary marathon man Matt Tonks took on another 26.2 mile race at the weekend helping super-fit club Chairperson Karen Thompson to complete her 21st marathon culminating in a finish in the Olympic Stadium in London on the day of the Olympic marathon in Rio.

At parkrun on Saturday, Alan Argyle made his presence felt at Rosliston while Chris Upton and Jason Husselbee-Orwin turned out at Conkers. Sarah Martin appeared at Aylesbury and Anne-Marie Matthews travelled to Weymouth to join the fun there. Parkrun veterans Stephanie White and Richard Hill took part at Rutland Water with the remaining BADGERS trotting round their local run at Kingsbury Water Park. The club had third male and third placed female in the race as Chris Baxter in 18:11 and Esther Holyoak 22:59 led the club home. Matt Tonks warmed up ahead of his marathon the following day in fourth place in 18:19 with Dan Stredder and Mark Williams recording good times on a wet morning in the park. Colin Lees grafted hard to 22:42 while Dave W Jarvis and John Hanson ran solidly. Ashley Taylor clocked up his 100th appearance while the popular Eamon Thawley enjoyed a finish in the top 100. Amy Stredder continued her good form ahead of future veteran Paul Grubb. Fay Casey and David Bailey dug deep as did the indefatigable Ted Franklin who got round safely along with Sharon Whitehead.

This weekend sees the third running of the BADGERS Atherstone 10K race as record numbers will take to the streets of the North Warwickshire capital just ahead of the final bank holiday of the season.