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.
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.