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Results - Week Ending 22/11/2015

posted 24 Nov 2015, 02:09 by Webmaster BADGERS

BADGERS Brave The Cold At Bagworth Cross Country

Bagworth Heath Cross Country 2015 - BADGERS
BADGERS travelled to rural Leicestershire on Sunday for their second cross country league race of the season. A fantastic turnout of no fewer than 29 runners braved the bitter cold on the muddy and slippy 10K course that saw several BADGERS tumble and stumble their way to the line. Regular readers of this column will not be surprised to learn that once again it was Danny Warren who led the side home. He finished 12th overall in just over 40 minutes, slow by his standards but indicative of the difficulty of the course and conditions. Dave Jackson finished in the top 50 while Carl Holyoak and David Craig also put in a good show. Mark Williams, Dave Earp, Chris Upton, Ed Winter and Alan Argyle all scored points for the men’s team, while skipper Dewi Powell, Rob Frost, Paul Grubb, Eamon Thawley, Jason Husselbee-Orwin, John Shade and Luke Miles all competed gamely. The ladies team, while down in numbers on their male counterparts, more than made up for any quantitative deficiencies by excelling in the quality department. Rachel Crump ran a superb race to finish 17th lady while Cheryl Dewis matched Jackson in finishing 49th. Nivette Mullan made a hugely popular return to competitive action finishing one place ahead of fellow veteran Steph White in 51st. Nicki Bowman, a late starter in the world of running ran superbly to bag 59th position. Kay Whitehead enjoyed a great debut in 71st place while Karen Thompson recovered superbly from her intimate encounter with the Leicestershire earth to pip club-mate Angela Stallings on the line in 77th position. Clare Whetton, Vicky Cawley, Hannah Burgess, Chelsea Wilson and Jo James also ran.

BADGERS were prominent at parkrun events up and down the country this weekend too. The latest group of Beginner BADGERS turned up at Kingsbury Water Park on a bitterly cold morning and completed their couch to 5K course by successfully completing the 5K parkrun circuit. The graduates have done fantastically well during the autumn and can be pleased with their efforts. At the head of the race, it was the industrious Dave Jackson who not only finished first BADGER but first overall in the run, his time of 18:02 a great efforst in tough conditions. Carl Holyoak placed high in 14th position while Ashley Taylor, Alan Argyle and Kay Whitehead all ran well. Richard Hill and Jason Husselbee-Orwin seem locked in a duel to see who can be first to overhaul John Hanson’s parkrun appearance record. The pair finished within seconds of one another on Saturday. Youngster Evie Whitehead continues to go from strength to strength taking yet more time off her already impressive personal best. Other runners included Adie Kirkham, Patrick Cleall, Liz Peel, Karen Thompson, John Savin-Baden, Hattie and Charlotte Oliver, Paul Grubb, Jo Hardy, Andrew Moore, Louise Winter, Kally Uppal, Helen Thorne and Jared Karim all ran too. Jo Thompson made a welcome return to running after injury. She is due to take on the London Marathon next April and this was her first foray back in action en-route to her goal.

The only travelling BADGER this weekend was Saul Oxford who finished 22nd in Kings Lynn parkrun.

Finally, Phil Jordan put in a great performance in the Poppleton Brass Monkey 10k running a fine race to clock a time of 38:47. Well done Phil!

BADGER of the Week

Group A - 17/11/15
Rachael Bunting

Group C - 17/11/15
Gemma Hall

Beginner BADGER- 18/11/15