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Results - Week Ending 26/06/2016

posted 29 Jun 2016, 00:53 by Danny Warren   [ updated 29 Jun 2016, 00:54 by Webmaster BADGERS ]

JORDAN JOY AT DONINGTON TEN MILE RACE

Prestwold 10k 2016 - BADGERS (L-R  Amy Stredder, Anne Wells and Pete Wells)
Phil Jordan rolled back the years as he stormed to a fine top fifty place in the challenging Donington 10 mile at the weekend. The Tamworth based BADGER clocked a highly impressive 74:59 as he finished 41st from around 2,000 runners. His return to form is a welcome boost for the club as their league campaign continues soon with the hilly Hungarton 7 league race early in July.

At the Prestwold 10K in Leicestershire, Amy Stredder recorded a superb new personal best as she finished in 53:12. The race is a popular one on the circuit despite not featuring as a league race for 2016. Anna Gibiino ran a fine 49:39 while the consistent Anne Wells managed 55:34, a terrific effort from one of the top all-round runners in the club. Husband Pete Wells recorded 69:55, a brave effort from the popular veteran runner.

Three BADGERS made the journey down to Swansea to take part in the half marathon there. Glyn Broadhurst ran a magnificent race to brake 90 minutes for the distance for the first time ever, by the slender margin of just one second! Keir Hardy ran a fine 1:42 while Rachael Bunting performed heroically to record a deserved new personal best of 1:50:29. Senior pros David Craig and Dewi Powell took on the 53 mile two day “Race to the Kings” ultra-marathon near Winchester and survived – just!

At the Wythall and Hollywood 5 and 10K meet, John Hanson ran a quality 46:53 in the 10K, helping himself to a season’s best in the process while wife Mandy did similarly in the 5K event with a time of 34:56. Meanwhile Teresa Buck went to Race for Life in Stoneleigh. Five BADGERS ran at the Gate Gallop in nearby Tamworth, Ashley T-Dogg Taylor heading them home in 51:24. Alan Argyle (53:01), Stuart Walton (57:56), Rob Crow and Jo Davies (both 58:50) also ran.

Eamon Thawley ran a course best parkrun at Conkers on Saturday in a superb effort. The V50 athlete was first BADGER back in 24:10 ahead of Jason Husselbee-Orwin and Karen Missen. At Kingsbury Water Park, Adi Payne continued his excellent form of late by squeezing into the top ten with a new PB of 19:10. His was not the only stellar performance of that morning either as no fewer than eight others recorded new personal bests. Colin Lees (21:26), Rob Crow (22:36), Jo Davies (25:16) and Claire Bradford (31:10) all set new standards while Sarah Jane Fletcher (29:17) and Leanne Baker (29:23) both impressed enormously by breaking the elusive 30 minute barrier for the first time. Perhaps the best efforst was that of 62 year old Alan Argyle who proved that age is no barrier to improvement as he became the eighth BADGER on the day to set a new personal best, running an amazing 22:50 in his 129th attempt at the distance! Other runners included marathon man Matt Tonks (on pacemaker duty), John Hanson, Richard Hill and David Bailey. Amy Stredder and Neil Gourlay got round safely, Mark Robinson and Rachael Howard returned unscathed while Mandy Hanson made a welcome return to action. Teresa Buck also went round.

BADGER of the Week

Group A - 21/06/16
Alan Argyle

Group B - 21/06/16
Dan Welch

Group C - 21/06/16
Mandy Hanson