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Results - Week Ending 27/03/2016

posted 30 Mar 2016, 07:40 by Webmaster BADGERS


Desford 6 2016 - BADGERS
A record 32 BADGERS turned out to run in the final league race of the 2016 winter league at nearby Desford having to bear some chilly and windy conditions. In addition, a number of other club members were in attendance in a spectatorial capacity as they cheered their team-mates over the line at the climax of the hilly 6 mile race. The first BADGER to finish was the in-form Damo Taylor who hared off from the start and clocked a quite marvellous 35:08 to finish 21st in the race in less than ideal conditions. Chris Horton (45th) ran a respectable 36:48 placing just ahead of the off-colour Danny Warren (36:58) who ran through considerable discomfort to score points for his side. New recruit Glyn Broadhurst (39:43) produced a sparkling debut run, breaking both the 40 minute barrier and penetrating the top 100 while setting a new PB in the process. Wise owl Martyn Barrett (41:44) rolled back the years as he stormed home ahead of new Men’s captain, Adi Payne (44:24). Rob Boland (44:53) produced a strong finish as he crossed the line in stark contrast to the industrious Saul Oxford (45:31) who battled grimly to get over the line, yet bravely contributed vital points to his side’s cause.

Mr Consistency Rob Crow (47:48) ran well yet again while the impressive Karen Thompson (49:43) was first lady BADGER back ending with a speedy scuttle to the finish picking up valuable places along the way. The classy Anne Wells ran 50:42 (PB) with Angela Stallings, Alan Argyle and new Ladies captain Rachael Bunting not far behind. Jayne Potter (51:29 - PB) continued her fine form ahead of her upcoming marathon in Brighton while Eamon Thawley (51:53) whipped the expectant crowd into a frenzy and he powered down the finishing straight. Pat Cleall, John Hanson, Clare Whetton and Jo Davies all ran well. Luke Miles safely guided Chelsea Wilson to a new PB in 56:01 with Alex Rous, Jo Thompson, John Shade and Judy Parkes (PB) all finishing ahead of 25 year old Ashley Taylor. Leesa Dennis (PB), Karen Missen, Bev Spencer, Vicky Cawley and Pete Wells all made it a bumper morning for the club.

In Northampton, Matt Tonks triumphed in the Round the Reservoir marathon event, his winning time of 3:14 earning the veteran fire-fighter some more silverware to add to his already burgeoning collection.

Three hardy BADGERS braved the Easter Monday storms and made the trip to Tewkesbury to run in the annual Bushley Mile event there. Danny Warren ran a fine 5:16 to finish third in the race while Rachael Bunting 7:01 and Alan Argyle 7:04 both established personal bests and new club records, Bunting in the female division, Argyle in the v60 men’s category. At the Codopoly Festival in Coalport, David Craig entered the half marathon competition and beat off a host of rivals, out-foxing both of them to first place in 1:53, his second race win of 2016.

The Easter Holiday saw a plethora of Parkrun tourism with seven different venues being attended by BADGERS over Europe. In Uditore, Sicily, Anna Gibiino had a whale of time finishing first lady in 23:34 and 10th overall. At the new Rosliston course, Chris Horton ran 18:46 to finish a fine third while John Hanson got firmly back on the horse running a gritty 25:49 - a major pluse in his recent return to action. Liz Peel ran at Congleton, Stuart Walton made the trip to Penrose in Cornwall while Chris Upton took on the challenging Lanhydrock course in that part of the world too in 22:54 and fellow speedster Dave Jackson enjoyed a top ten finish at Ludlow in 20:35.

The majority of runners appeared at their home run of Kingsbury Water Park. New-boy Chris Baxter’s running form seems to be mirroring that of his beloved Leicester City as he strode to a great time of 17:55 and with it second place. Matt Tonks ran a first classy 18:14 after starting a way behind the leading pack and Glyn Broadhurst in 19:04 secured 8th place and therefore three of the top ten in the black and white vest. Esther McCullagh was first lady home in 21:52 beating Adi Payne and David Craig in the process. Ashley “T-Dogg” Taylor had a devilishly good trip in 23:13 ahead of his guide running stint the following day. Fellow DJ Carl Holyoak, Eamon Thawley, Michael Morton and Rob Boland all broke 25 minutes. Charlotte Oliver and daughter Hattie ran well as did Janet Crumpton, Pete Boardman and Robert Crow. Kay Whitehead and daughter Evie continued their good form while Karen Missen, Leesa Dennis, Will Cartwright, Paul Grubb and Joanne Hardy all got round. Helen Thorne and Teresa Buck put in appearances too. Carolyn Hall also ran.

BADGER of the Week

Group C - 22/03/16
Teresa Buck