On Saturday 29th August, Club Chairman David Newton and Welfare Officer Annette Newton battled through the crowds to compete in the Thames Meander Marathon!
Here's David's account.
Annette and I meandered round the Thames from Kingston Bridge to Putney in our first trail marathon, aptly named Thames Meander.
Congratulations to long standing member, Tony Cotton who received the prestigious Lifetime Achievement Award at this year's Hunts Post Sports Awards. At the age of 77 he is a constant source of inspiration and encourages members, old and young to achieve great things. Believe it or not, Tony only started running when he was 47 after deciding to swap his bike for a pair of running trainers.
At the awards, Tony said, “I used to ride my bike up and down the A1 then I just thought I would take up running as I first did it at school." In the 30 years' since he...Read more
The inaugural junior mini-duathlon series was a huge success with all participants improving as the series progressed through the four rounds.
Way back on Monday 13th April, 24 competitors began the journey with Round One. The weather was bright, windy and cold, and being April, started to get dark early. The grass had been cut at lunchtime clogging most of the bike wheels and chains, making it difficult, but we all came through with smiling faces. It was a very competitive and successful start to the series.
Round Two in May and we had...Read more
On Wednesday 1st July, the hottest day of the year, 300 C + a bunch of BRJ'ers met at Hinchingbrooke for the annual Martin Doig Guesstimate. This event is held in memory of Martin a keen BRJ member who did so much for the club over the years.
As with previous years the route and distance of the junior and senior runs are revealed to runners on the evening and we ask runners to donate a small fee to the club charity and predict their finish times. The runners then head off for a spot of naked running (without watches, Garmins and satellites to guide them)....Read more
There had been some talk for some time during club runs and social bike rides about having a jamming session between guitarists (there are always more guitarists than actually needed in a band).
But things only started getting serious when Bren Vaughan and Maureen Wickson took matters into their hands and quickly a group of BRJ’rs was assembled in Bren’s study room one weekend in November 2014 as the running season was winding down. Ideas were exchanged, killer riffs were skilfully delivered and a preliminary song list was agreed.
The first rehearsal took place in Bren...Read more