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
Nine BRJ members took on the challenge of the River Thames Marathon Swim. The 9th year of this 14K swim down the River Thames has become one of the most prestigious marathon swims.
The swimmers start in four waves from the Leander Club in Henley and enjoy stops at feed stations at the locks at Hambleton (4K) Hurley (10K) and Temple(11.8Km) finishing at Higginson Park in Marlow.
After lots of training and some uncertainty about completing this challenge all nine club members completed the swim down the Thames. In addition, they did some fantastic times with...Read more
Members of BRJ Run and Tri were up before the lark to celebrate the longest day. Running before sunrise at just after four in the morning, 25 members ran around Portholme water meadow as the sun rose over the river Ouse.
They met again at nine in the evening before the sun set to run from Houghton to St Ives.
The novelty of running so early in the morning and again so late in the evening proved to be a lot of fun. For some the end of the longest day ended in a well-deserved drink in the local pub.
BRJ are hosting a number of these...Read more
The Eastern Disability Athletics Championships took place in Chelmsford on Sunday 16th June.
Competitors from clubs throughout the Eastern Region with a range of disabilities came to compete in Track and Field events.
The frequent heavy showers made the track wet and an additional challenge for the competitors.
The races were categorised according to disability, gender and age, medals being awarded to the top 3 of each category.
Sophie Etheridge represented the BRJ Run and Tri competed in the 200 metre, 400 metre...Read more