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
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
The fourth annual BRJ Mayor’s charity race was held at Jubilee Park in Huntingdon on Bank holiday Monday. The overnight rain and overcast skies did not deter the 311 runners who took part or the crowds of family and friends who came to support them.
However, the rain stayed away and the sun came out to help the runners on their way. The Fun Run involved two laps of the perimeter of the playing fields a demanding one and a half miles.
Hollyoaks star Kieron Richardson (Ste Hay) came along to support the event and to run the course with the children and their families. Many...Read more
Last night 22 members of BRJ Beginners Course achieved their goal on a cool but sunny Monday evening.
12 weeks ago they began by doing seven reps of a one minute run followed by a three minute recovery walk. Last night they ran continuously fo 40 minutes non-stop, a fantastic achievement and testament to their determination which has been apparent every week.
Many have already done a Park Run or two, some have entered the BRJ Mayor's Race on bank holiday Monday. There are plans for some to do the three Hoohaah 10k Series races this year and the London Landmarks...Read more