Seventeen year old James Orrell loves the challenge of racing cross country but got more than he expected on a waterlogged course in Keysoe Bedfordshire in the Eastern Athletics Association Cross Country Championships on Saturday 16th November. In spite of the flooded water jumps and other challenges James came in second in the under 20 male category , completting the 8K course in 28 minutes 27 seconds.Read more
Rob Farrant cothe New York City Marathon in well under three hours in 2 hours 52 minutes 54 seconds fulfilling an ambition to take on the Marathon Majors. He will return to the "Land and of the Free" to take on his next challenge, the Boston Marathon.Read more
Dave Hudson has just completed three marathon in five weeks. Running the York Marathon on 20th October he finished high up the field in 16th Place in 2hours 31 minutes 27 seconds. On the 31st October he travelled to the German capital and completed the Berlin Marathon finishing in under two and a half hours ( 2.26.42). Dave then crossed the Atlantic and on 3rd November completed the New York City Marathon (2.38.17). Dave says that he really enjoyed running through the five boroughs of New York city but perhaps doing three marathons in five weeks was a bit ambitious. He is enjoying a...Read more
Sunday 27th october BRJ shine in the sunshine
Husband and wife teammates David and Annette Newton claimed age category wins in the 10-mile race. (1hour 14 minutes 48 seconds, 1 hour 20 minutes 5 seconds respectively). They also claimed the 10-mile Cambridgeshire Championship for their age categories. (VM70, VF 65)
A strong BRJ field included Chris Brown (1.13.27) John Parker (1.15.38) Ian Wilson 1.16.13) David Charman (1.18.31) Alice Edwards (1.18.59) Claire Ashton (1.22.46) Alison Orrell (1.24.27) Jacqui Moore (1.29.45)...Read more
A team of eight runners led by team captain Rob Farrant called Team BRJ Awesome 8 certainly lived up to that title as they took on the 24 hour relay event at Belvoir Castle on 21st and 22nd September.
Running in relay they completed 31 laps of the demanding 10K course completing 310km in the 24 hours, the equivalent of seven and a half marathons. This effort secured the team first place in the large team category out of 113 teams and astoundingly second place out of 909 teams. The team also did two unofficial laps with John Uff and Shelley Duffy running the glory lap...Read more
After months of preparation and a hectic few weeks getting ready for the third Ouse Valley Way Marathon all was set to welcome the 111 runners (out of 135 entries) at the start in Earith.
The bright sunny day showed the River Ouse at it best. As the temperature rose runners were pleased to find the nine feed stations along the route where much needed drinks and food were available but also an enthusiastic welcome from the marshals.
First to make it across te finish line in Eynesbury was Phil Martin of Peterborough AC in 3 hours 5 minutes 12 seconds. In second place was...Read more