On the 11th September, BRJ member Chris Rawlings took part in the first Weymouth Ironman branded 70.3 triathlon. There have been Ironman distance triathlons in the area before, however, this was the first year the Ironman franchise was running the event.
70.3 represents the total distance of the race in miles (113.0 km), consisting of a 1.2 mile (1.9 km) swim, a 56 mile (90 km) bike ride, and a 13.1 mile (21.1 km) run. This distance is also known as half ironman as it is half the distance of a full ironman.
The format was a sea swim in the...Read more
As we know, Equinox is a celestial event when all points on the surface of the earth experience 12 hours of daylight and darkness. What better time to try to run the clock round from daylight through darkness and into the light. That is Equinox 24, a 24 hour mixed terrain race on a 10k loop around the Belvoir Castle estate. Start at noon on Saturday and run solo or relay until noon on Sunday.
Last year, BRJ entered the largest team in the whole event. This year the club fielded five teams, two of eight members, three of five members and two solo runners attempting to run...Read more
Seven members headed for the hilly Swineshead 5 and 10 mile races on September 11th with Rosalind Innes coming in first for the club. Other members running were Hiroko Tagashira, Kate Ruddock, Joanne Muff, Mike Gullis and Jez Bottley who all tackled the ten miler and Keith Simmonds who ran the five miler.
The sun appeared for this Sunday’s St Neots triathlon series, helping BRJ Run and Tri members to shine. In super-sprint, BRJ's Chris Gale was a comfortable winner, putting in a solid performance ahead of Ironman Wales next weekend, with Jason Hall in fourth and coming first in his age group. Sprinters included Simon Hime in third place overall and first in age group, and daughter CC Hime who also won her age group and was fourth overall. Danny Hawksford and Karen Maukonen came second and Ollie Wood third in their age groups. BRJ were also represented with strong performances from John...Read more
On Saturday 10th September, three BRJ juniors travelled to a very blustery Clacton to compete in the Clacton Junior Duathlon, the final of 14 Eastern Region League events in 2016. Dominic Pauley, age 10, came third in Tri Star 1 race - 1,200 metre run, 2 kilometre cycle and 400 metre run and his sister Beatrice Pauley, age 12, came fourth in the Tri Star 2 race - 1,600 metre run, 4 kilometre cycle and 600 metre run. Lauren Elliott, age 13, came 13th in the Tri Star 3 race - 1,600 metre run, 4 kilometre cycle and 600 metre Run.
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In 2014, BRJ member Berenice Curtis, set herself a goal. The goal was to represent Great Britain as a triathlete, something she achieved only one year later. An injury affected her first opportunity to represent her country, but not deterred, she continued with the goal. It wasn’t an easy journey and included race crashes, punctures and illness but last weekend, she represented Great Britain at the ETU Middle Distance Triathlon in the heart of the Austrian Alps. The race began with a 1.9km swim, followed by a 90km bike and finished with a 21km run. Berenice competed in the 40 to...Read more