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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 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.

Quotes:

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:

http://www.chiptiminguk.co.uk/ps/results/BRJ%20Run%20&%20Tri%20Duathlon/30857

 

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!

Roger Going to World Duathlon Championships in Spain

BRJ athlete Roger Holliday has qualified for both the European and World Duathlon Sprint finals this year to be held in Holland and Spain by finishing 2nd in his age category 45-49 in a time of 1:09:02 at the Oulton Park Spring Duathlon on 16th March.

Places in the GB ITU World Championship team are given to top four finishers in qualifying events like the Oulton Park Duathlon. Roger also finished high enough in the Clumber Park event a week later on 23rd March to reach the qualifying standard for a second time. Well done Roger!

The European Duathlon championships are being held at Horst in Holland on 13th April and the World Championships are at Pontevedra, Spain on the 1st June Roger is targeting a top 15 finish in the Europeans he has had an injury and so doesn't expect to be at his best he should be fully fit again and hoping to finish in the top 10.

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BRJ Duathlon - Results

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

BRJ's First Duathlon

BRJ Run and Tri hosted their first duathlon race today, Sunday 30th September. The weather stayed dry, but it was fairly breezy out on the bike section. The race was a 5k run / 20k bike /2.5k run duathlon and attracted 101 entries.

Full Results are here

Overall results

Ladies Overall
Ladies Winners

Mens Overall
Mens Winners


Club News

Road Running
Bedford Parkrun 5k Debut at this venue for both Jackie Wren & Phil Pearsons who also both secured runner-up spots in their respective age categories
Cambridge Parkrun 5k In this event, Sue Yendley was runner-up in her age category and 2 Parkrun milestones were also reached. Namely, Keith Simmons completing event # 25, whilst Julie Holmes reached Parkrun # 50!
Gorlestone Cliffs Parkrun 5k Linda Crookbecame the first BRJ'er to participate in the Gorlestone Cliffs Parkrun. The course runs up & down the cliff's and on the day the temperature was around 27 degree heat, the location allowed Linda and the other participants to cool down in the sea afterwards.
Riverside Runners 10k 14 of our members competed in this "one-off" event to celebrate 25 years since the formation of the Riverside Runners (St Neots) Club. The tough course and the extreme heat meant that no PB's were achieved today, although Gillian Peck secured 1st in her age Catogery. Anna Kay and Mark Dickinsonchoose this event to complete their debut club runs whilst for Beth Falkner this was her first Club 10k.

Triathlon
Milton Keynes Olympic Distance Frank Holmes was the sole BRJ participant and despite the heat secured a PB over this distance by more than 20 mins.

Martin Doig Guesstimate will be held on August 23rd at Hinchinbrooke School. Register from 6pm with juniors at 6.30 and seniors at 7pm

Club Duathlon
Information and entries now open for the inaugural BRJ Run and Tri Duathlon. 

Club BBQ Sat Sept 8th Tickets from Nikki Webber or Mel Fowler

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