BRJ show strong start at Frostbite league

BRJ Run and Tri members came out in force for the first in the series of races in the Frostbite Friendly League series held at Priory Park St Neots. 
BRJ Juniors continued to show excellent form taking second place to their local Rivals Hunts AC. Keelan Duffy led the juniors home in 11th place overall while Ellie Loosely ran strongly and was the second girl home. As the results are based on the first 5 finishers of each club BRJ Juniors showed the strength and depth in securing a great result. 
David Hudson took second place in the senior race with Ed Crothall not far behind in twelfth place. Shelley Duffy was the first lady home for BRJ.  The team rankings are based on the first ten runners from each club, of whom a minimum of three must be women.  BRJ finished 8th overall, a good start to the Frostbite season and one that anticipates improvement.

Liam wins the Tristar 1 at Clacton

Liam Conway was  in action on Saturday 30th September.   He raced in the sunshine and the strong coastal breeze at the Clacton Duathlon on Saturday, the last race of the British Triathlon Eastern Region Junior league. Liam won the Tristar 1 category in style, winning by a margin of 1 minute 32 seconds.

Liam’s shown strong form all season winning 6 league races to take the top spot on the podium for the Eastern Region Tristar 1 category for 2017. A brilliant performance from a very talented triathlete Liam who of course joined his team mates for a great run in the Frostbite the next day. 

BRJ hand cheque for over £3700 to Papyrus

Over the last twelve months club members have been busy with their sports and social activities in support of  Papyrus a charity dedicated to suicide prevention and the support of those impacted by the death of a loved one through suicide. They took to heart the important issue Papyrus  raises. Suicide is the biggest killer of young people - male and female-aged under 35 in the UK. Young suicide is everyone's business and Papyrus believe we all have a role to play in preventing it. Through their "Hopeline" and  in their work in overcoming the stigma and silence associated with suicide and mental health Papyrus assists everyone to have a role in reaching out to those who feel defeated by life.

David Newton , Chairman of BRJ Run and Tri was pleased to present a cheque for  £3708.60 to Kathryn Minar , who thanked the club on behalf of Papyrus. Kathryn  spoke movingly of her family's experience of death through suicide and of the importance of raising awareness of the need for more awareness and support services. 

BRJ: Mayor of Huntingdon Charity Race: Jubilee Park Monday 1st May 2017

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 were rewarded with a chance to a have a selfie taken with him.   

Darryl Brown (Mayor of Huntingdon) did the honours by starting the Fun Run. Then he joined Jonathon Djanolgy MP on the 5-mile race run over the playing fields and around the field margins of the local farm.


Fun Run

First Girl: Isabelle Wilkins Huntingdonshire AC

First Boy: Callum Nicholson Riverside Runners

Age Group Winners:

Girls under 9: Jemima Davey BRJ Run and Tri

Boys Under 9: Archie Bullman March AC

Girls Under 11: Evie Flockhart Huntingdonshire AC

Boys Under11: Liam Conway BRJ Run and Tri

Girls Under 13: Ellie Loosely BRJ Run and Tri

Boys Under 13: Jason Hart Huntingdon AC

Girls Under 15: Hannah Williams 

Boys Under 15: James Orrell BRJ Run and Tri

5 Mile Race

Men’s winner: Mark Berry Huntingdonshire AC

Women’s winner: Cecilia Hime BRJ Run and Tri

Female Veteran 35: Shelly Duffy BRJ Run and Tri

Male Veteran 40: Kirk Brawn Peterborough AC

Female Veteran45: Deb Bryant Biggleswade AC

Male Veteran 50: Andrew Shields Cambridge and Coleridge

Female Veteran55: Barbara Johnson Yaxley Runners

Male Veteran 60: Charles Dicks

Junior Success at Brackley Triathlon

Our Juniors had a brilliant race at Brackley Junior Triathlon on Sunday 13th September. This triathlon was a longer distance than standard junior triathlons. The Tristar 2 race was a 200m swim, 4km bike and 1.8km run. In contrastthis is longer than a Just Racing Tristar 3 race and significantly longer than their Tristar 2 races which are only 150m, 2.4km bike and 1.2km run.

Beatrice Pauley was first girl overall in Tristar 2, Lucia Mosca was fifth girl and Lilly O'Dell seventh girl in the same race. Edward Cochrane was fifth boy in Tristar 2 and fifth overall. Livio Mosca had a great race in Tristar 1 and was sixth boy and sixth overall. They all performed exceptionally well and again, did the club proud.

Results are here.

Further information about the triathlon is here.



BRJ Duathlon a Great Success

Sunday saw the BRJ Run and Tri Club hold it’s now regular Duathlon over at Abbotts Ripton and anyone who drove around the Abbots Ripton area on Sunday morning would surely not have failed to notice either the triathletes or the marshal at the event. As seems to be the norm for this regular event the weather was good for the athletes and a record 141 entrants made it the best attended BRJ Duathlon yet.

As well as those few athletes that came to win, most of the entrants came to compete against their personal best time, or to test themselves against the distance and disciplines of the event. For those less familiar with the duathlons it is a run – bike - run event. The BRJ dutahlon was held over the distances of a 5km run followed by a 20km bike ride and ending with another run of 2.5km.

Indeed some of the feedback from some of the duathletes highlighted what a well organised and supported event it was largely thanks to race director Gillian Peck and her team of marshals and volunteers.


Did race today, great event thank you, you have a fab club.

Well done to you and your team for a fantastic race. You are all doing the sport proud.

I just wanted to pass on how enjoyable I found today's duathlon (being my first) and to say thank you to you and all the marshals who were very supportive all the way round.

The run and bikes sections all either used or cross the public roads so sensible marshalling was an important factor in the success and safety of the race.

As is traditional at many BRJ events there was plenty of fine cake on offer too, with tea and other refreshments for spectators and athletes alike and with all the proceeds, which was  just under £400, going to this year’s BRJ charity, Marie Cure Cancer Care.

Prizes were awarded for first, second and third for senior and vets for both men and women and also for the best non podium BRJ male and female athletes, but for most it was completing the race and for the BRJ club as a whole it was another successful event.

Full results can be found by following this link:


Photo was taken by Keith Douglas

Get Baking for Duathlon and Marie Curie

Calling for a Great BRJ Bake off to support  this weekend’s Duathlon. As I am sure we all know this Sunday are holding the BRJ Duathlon and I know lots of BRJ members are running and cycling in the event. Many too are marshals for the event, but we also need you support even if you aren’t taking part or helping. Frankie who is the Fundraising Officer for the club has asked all you brilliant bakers out there to get baking and bring along cakes that we can sell to raise money for our BRJ charity Marie Curie Cancer Care. The money we raise will help fund a Marie Curie nurse for local people.

As you all know our club runs on cakes and there should be plenty of hungry duathletes and marshals to sell to.

If you aren’t able to get along on Sunday but still love to bake you could drop off your culinary creations to either Frankie or Paula.

There is a prize for the Best Baking Selfie on our Facebook page.

Get baking!

BRJ Duathlon - Results

The BRJ Duathlon was a great success in glorious sunshine on Saturday. You can download a full list of results here.

Aquathlon results

After an amazing day's racing in glorious (but overly hot) weather, the results of the BRJ Aquathlon 2013 can be downloaded here.

Great guessing at the Guestimate!

Congratuations to all the junior and senior runners who took part in the Guessitmate on a wet night, Thursday 27th June. The juniors ran a 1.5mile course and the Seniors a 5.7 mile course. Results are:

Juniors 1st Jack Holmes (variation: 19 seconds); 2nd Alice Holmes (22 seconds); 3rd Noah Bradford (49 seconds)

Seniors Joint 1st Ian Wilson and Sarah (Lashes) Hall (variation: 11 seconds); 2nd Martin Wren (15 seconds) 3rd Jackie Wren (16 seconds)

The Martin Doig Trophy was awarded to Ian and Sarah jointly. Martin Doig was a long standing member of the BRJ before he died suddenly in 2011. He was a great supporter of encouraging everyone to run, and enjoyed supporting all our club runners. He is sadly missed, and this trophy was named in his honour.

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