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Results - Week Ending 25/10/2015

posted 26 Oct 2015, 07:52 by Webmaster BADGERS   [ updated 19 Nov 2015, 06:19 ]

Anne Re-writes the Badgers Record Books

Draycote Water 10 Mile - Anne Wells & Chris Horton - BADGERS
Like a fine wine, Anne Wells just seems to be getting better with age. After a tremendous season last year culminating in her picking up a Gold Standard Time Award with Distinction, the versatile athlete broke her own V50 club record for the ten mile distance on Sunday, despite assuring fellow BADGERS that she would be taking it easy! Running at Draycote Water in fabulous running conditions, her time of 84:53 broke one of the longest standing women’s records, set back in 2013. Chris Horton was also in attendance, his time of 64:50 enough to earn him a top 20 finish at the picturesque course. Also competing in a ten mile race in faraway Hampshire, was Phil Jordan, who took part in the Great South Run in Portsmouth. He ran a fine personal best of 68:36 as well as rubbing shoulders with the likes of Jo Pavey and Gemma Steele!

There were other BADGERS running even longer distances at the weekend. On Saturday, Adie Kirkham notched up his 49th marathon as he completed the tough Snowdonia Marathon in a time of 3:52. Newlywed chairperson Karen Thompson showed no signs of a honeymoon hangover as she ran in the Leicester Marathon on Sunday, ending with an excellent finish time of 4:12, meaning she was 33rd female finisher in the event. Abbie Liddle also ran in the Richmond Series 10k, recording a creditable time of 48:44.

BADGERS enjoyed a number of high finishes at Parkrun on Saturday, with runners finishing 3rd, 4th and 5th albeit at separate events. Fire-fighter and Marathon Man Matt Tonks was the highest place finisher as he ran 18:01 to finish 3rd at Kingsbury Water Park. Chris Horton, 12 days his junior ran at nearby Conkers and came 4th in 18:26. Danny Warren was the fastest Badger out, his 5th place in Mile End Park, London completed in a first rate 17:41. At Brueton Park, Solihull, David Jackson proved his capabilities yet again despite experimenting by running without arm-guards, running a solid 18:22 in some pretty esteemed company. Other BADGERS followed in Tonks’ footsteps at Kinsgbury. Dave Earp (21:19) continued his good form, narrowly surpassing David Craig (21:26) to become the second fastest David at the club. Ashley “T-Dogg” Taylor followed in 22:22 while Abbie Liddle was once again the first lady home in 23:01. Richard Hill (24:26) ran in his 120th event while Liz Peel (27:03) continued her progress towards full fitness and Nikki Aldridge (27:21) recorded a PB. Alan Argyle (28:45), Charlotte Oliver (28:59 - PB), Karen Missen (30:48) and Carolyn Hall (33:11 - PB) all ran well too.

Also putting in a good show at Conkers were Jason Husselbee-Orwin (25:40) and Chris Griffiths (31:16). The final word this week belongs to second claim runner James Eckloff, who ran the Leicester Half Marathon and managed to achieve a personal best of 87:34 for his efforts around the city.

BADGER of the WEEK

All Together - 20/10/15
Danny Warren
Ryan Bennett
Rachael Bunting
Kay Whitehead

Beginner BADGER- 21/10/15
Jo Hardy