On 1st Sept BRJ kicked off their 30th celebration with a Parkrun takeover at Hinchingbrooke Parkand to take the opportunity to raise awareness for their nominated charity, Myaware. Myaware is a UK based charity supporting those suffering with the autoimmune disease, Myasthenia Gravis. Club members were asked to join in by wearing Myaware vests, or purple, there was a guest speaker from Myaware, balloons and plenty of cake. Parkun special guest modern pentathlete Jessica Varley joined club members for a photograph. Thanks to the generosity of the parkrunners over £100 was raised for...Read more
Rules for 30th BRJ Anniversary 30 Day Challenge
To celebrate the 30th Anniversary of BRJ, it has been decided to run a 30 day exercise challenge. For those that complete the challenge, they will be entered into a prize draw. The 30 day challenge will run from 1st – 30th September 2018. This will also be a fundraiser for the BRJ nominated charity – Myaware. This is a fun...Read more
After weeks of fierce competition, the inaugural BRJ Run and Tri Pentathlon drew to a nail biting finish in the third week of June.
Five events including running rowing and cycling were part of this multi-sport club competition with scores adjusted for age but sadly not for ability.
The careful application of a joker at one favoured event enabled competitors to increase their score by ten percentage points. This proved to be a crucial aspect of this closely fought competition.
Tony Farrow the instigator, organiser and tireless supporter of this innovation for the...Read more
After a long winter’s training the first major city marathon of the Spring season was held in Manchester on Sunday. The weather was dry with little wind. This was ideal for runners.
Six BRJ members travelled north to compete in the Greater Manchester Marathon.
Rob Farrant led the group home in a very good time of 3 hours 9 minutes and 59 seconds, followed be fellow runners a few minutes behind, Neil Jarvis 3 hours 13 minutes 12 seconds and Neil Pope 3 hours 15 minutes 31 seconds. Ian Shipley completed the 26 miles in 3 hours 43 minutes 15 seconds. Sarah Watts 3 hours 54...Read more
London Landmarks Half Marathon
Sue Yendley led a group of last years "beginners" round the London Landmarks Half Marathon on Sunday 25th March . The group is taking on the challenge of longer races and were delighted to get around the 13 miles in 2 hours 44 minutes. Sue Yendley is pictured with Sam Healey Sarah Marsh Marilyn Agyeman Nicola Duff and other BRJ finishers They plan to run their first marathon next year. Not bad for a group new to running last year.
Six runners from BRJ Run and Tri competed at the National Cross-Country Championships for years, 5, 6 and 7 at Prestwold Hall in Loughborough on Saturdat 24th March . Despite the fierce competition from runners across the country, two of the BRJ juniors placed in the top 20 of their races.
After the original course turned into a mud bath after the recent Inter-Counties race, the organisers had to devise a completely new course at the last minute which was flat and fast paced course with a couple of sharp switch backs. The later runners still got to experienced lots of mud...Read more