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Over the last twelve months club members have been busy with their sports and social activities in support of  Papyrus a charity dedicated to suicide prevention and the support of those impacted by the death of a loved one through suicide. They took to heart the important issue Papyrus  raises. Suicide is the biggest killer of young people - male and female-aged under 35 in the UK. Young suicide is everyone's business and Papyrus believe we all have a role to play in preventing it. Through their "Hopeline" and  in their work in overcoming the stigma and silence associated with suicide...Read more

Strong running  by the BRJ Run and Tri Club Juniors brought great results as they swept the board at Kimbolton 2.7Km. on Sunday picking up a total of 14 age category podium places. BRJ took the top 5 positions with James Orrell (14) winning the race and Ellie Loosley (11) in 5th, first home for the ladies. Other juniors competing were 2nd - Reece Millard (1st U17m), 3rd-Liam Conway (1st U11m), 4th-Keelan Duffy (2nd U15m), 7th-Layton Duffy (2nd u13m), 8th-Alex Mitton (3rd u15m), 10th-Freddie Spavins (2nd u11m), 13th-Jemima Davey (1st u9f), 14th-Gaige Duffy (3rd u11m), 16th-Daniel Moore,...Read more

David Ward Completed his first Ironman triathlon on 23 July in Nottingham. The time and energy he devoted to training and preparation paid off.

The Outlaw is a great event. I would recommend it to anyone considering an Ironman-distance triathlon (or Outlaw-distance as the organisers call it). It is based at the National Water Sports Centre at Holme Pierrepont, Nottingham.

The swim was a single lap of a large rowing lake. Even with a mass start of over 1000, there was plenty of room in the warm water for all to get into their rhythm. I got out of the water in a respectable 1...Read more

Jackie and Martin Wren completed the Dragon Seeker 60K (37 mile) Ultra run.  This forms the final stage of a longer run from Twickenham, London to Cardiff which is held over two days with over 40 teams competing. Running alongside this is The Dragon Seeker 60K which only had 28 entrants (19 finishers) - so not many!

The 28 entrants were ferried by coach from Cardiff to the old Severn Bridge and then had to navigate back to Cardiff using the maps provided.  Competitors had to carry various supplies and there were 7 checkpoints on the way which all had a tasty range of...Read more

On Saturday, 17 June, BRJ Member Guy Forster lined up with 600 other competitors to take on ‘The Wall’, a one-day 69-mile ultra marathon across the North of England. The hilly route roughly follows the route of Hadrian’s Wall from Carlisle to Newcastle-upon-Tyne, along a combination of roads and trails, with checkpoints on route supplying much needed food and water. Read more

BRJ Members Simon Moore and Ricardo Miller travelled to the Isles of Scilly in search of adventure and a new challenge. They are both experienced triathletes and have successfully completed the gruelling Ironman, (2.4-mile swim, a 112-mile bicycle ride and a marathon 26.22-mile run, raced in that order and without a break).

The Otillo Swimrun in the Isles of Scilly offered “unique races in unique places”. The event attracted 130 teams running in male female and mixed groups.

The race involves running over tracks round the Scilly Isles and swimming both between the islands...Read more

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