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Results - Week Ending 31/07/2016

posted 4 Aug 2016, 06:15 by Webmaster BADGERS

FORREST CRUMP

Rachel Crump - BADGERS
Super-fit veteran Badger Rachel Crump stormed to a fine first place in Sunday’s local 10K Charity run organised by Simon’s Heroes up at Hopwas Woods. The 10K Abbott Trail Run saw dozens of participants do their best with the unforgiving terrain all helping to raise money in memory of Karen Abbott who sadly lost her battle with cancer not too long ago. The rapid Crump’s winning time of 50:11 was enough to earn the popular runner a nice trophy her efforts, no doubt the first of many more to come. Glyn Broadhurst was pipped into second place in the race overall in a time of 45:38, off road specialist Carl Holyoak finished 4th and top veteran runner in an excellent 48:38. While David Earp and Chris Upton also enjoyed top ten finishes. Alan Argyle ran a splendid race behind Ashley Taylor. Eamon Thawley, Charlotte Oliver, Judy Parkes and Paul Grubb performed well too while Chelsea Wilson earned the bragging rights in her household as she narrowly beat her boyfriend, Luke Miles into 49th place. Kay Whitehead made a welcome return to action in a very good cause and ran well alongside Nicola Prestwood and Helena Rean.

In midweek, at the Richard Belton 5K at the Nottingham AC track, Chris Baxter enjoyed a rare dabble with the Tartan, clocking a highly respectable 17:56 in the event which attracted a host of athletes from around the country.

At parkrun on Saturday morning, Badgers were spread far and wide ahead of the upcoming LRRL league race this Wednesday. At Long Eaton, it was Baxter again who led the charge, working hard to finish 6th in a fine 17:38. At Daventry Richard Hill ran a healthy 24:43 while at Rosliston, newcomer Zoe Yeatman managed a great time 30:55. Dave Jackson and Matt “The Machine” Tonks travelled to Brueton Park in Solihull where youth triumphed over experience as Jackson (17:53) finished 13 seconds ahead of his marathon running team mate. Jonathan Davies ran 24:24 at Worcester while Sarah Martin managed 29:39 at Aylesbury. Paul Grubb returned to form with a fine 24:13 at nearby Conkers while at Kingsbury Water Park, the selfless Ashley Taylor ran 22:28 to pip Chris Upton on the line. Serena Baker enjoyed a good run out ahead of her birthday while Nicki Bowman finished strongly after a late start. Fay Casey, David Bailey, Alan Argyle, Claire Bradford and John Savin-Baden all performed admirably. Leanne Baker ran a perfect 30 minutes while Joanne Burrows, Neil Gourlay and Anna Savin-Baden all safely made it round. It was a major plus for the club to have Mandy Hanson back in action, supported by her diminutive if somewhat occasionally ambivalent husband John. Anne Marie Matthews, Karen Draper and Sharon Whitehead survived the new 5K course. Teresa Buck also went round.

BADGER of the Week

Group A - 26/07/16
Brendan Ford

Group B - 26/07/16
Clare Whetton

Group C - 26/07/16
Ted Franklin