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
James Orrell, Junior Club Captain with BRJ Run and Tri Club in Huntingdon was nominated by his PE teachers at his school, Cambourne Village College, for the Cambridge and District Secondary Schools Sports Awards, known as the Roy Burrell Awards.
The awards, which took place on 6 March 2018, celebrate excellence, participation and sportsmanship amongst year 11 students who attend schools in the Cambridge and District area.
James received a medal for his cross country running and was given the Achievement over Adversity Award for his endeavours.
James was presented...Read more