Parkrun Junior 2K
Jubilee Parkrun – Just 2 BRJ’ers (Freya Harris & Christopher Scott) braved the chilly winds. No PB’s achieved.
Storm Arwen forced the cancellation of a number of events across the UK, but BRJ’ers returned to Haga (Sweden), Keswick, Pocket, Rushcliffe (Matthew Ainscow had a Course PB), Storeys Field & Whittlesey. No PB’s were achieved at these venues. At Millennium Country (Forest of Marston Vale), Sebastian Burley secured a 5 Sec Club 5K PB (#4 of 2021)
At Huntingdon, Jack Parker secured a 7 Sec Club PB (#5 of 2021) when compared with the time he set at Huntingdon in June 2019. Both Stuart Hathaway & Jane Farrow completed Parkrun Milestone numbers 50 & 100 respectively.
Bass Belle 10M
William Dales, in his Club Debut 10 Miler, was the sole BRJ’er facing the windy & cold conditions. The event was based at the former RAF Bassingbourn, with the “Belle” celebrating “Memphis Belle”, a WW2 US Army Air Force (USAAF) B-17 Flying Fortress bomber that successfully completed 25 operational missions from that airfield. Of the 331 finishers, William was bang on target finishing in 9th position in a chip time of 1:01:27.
The Multi-Terrain event, hosted by March AC, follows the Hereward Way from its start in Peterborough to Ely, a distance of approx 39 Miles. The event includes 2 race options which are a 4-person relay or a single person Ultra. The 4 relay stages are Peterborough to Whittlesey, Whittlesey to March, March to Welney & Welney to Ely.
The Hereward Relay started back in 1988 with just 14 teams with the Ultra being a recent addition. Over the years BRJ have had a good track record, taking relay podium places on 4 occasions.
2000 – 1st team / 86 in 4:24:21 (Pete Galpin, Alan Hannibal, Roger Horn & Phil Rudd)
2002 – 1st team / 88 in 4:11:10 (Pete Galpin, Mike Gullis, Derek Lines & Phil Rudd)
2003 – 1st team / 103 in 3:55:06 (Tony Cotton, Pete Galpin, Derek Lines & Phil Rudd)
2004 – 2nd team / 108 in 3:57:23 (Pete Galpin, Alan Hannibal, Derek Lines & Phil Rudd)
Because of flooding & then COVID, the event has not been held since 2018. In 2021, BRJ entered 1 relay team namely the BRJ Veteran & there were no club Ultra competitors. Thankfully, the strong winds from Storm Arwen the previous day had reduced dramatically, but were still very much in evidence along with air temperatures that rarely reached above 3 degrees. In 2021, there were a total of 90 finishing teams, with the overall winners completing the route in 3:57:24 with team 90 finishing in 7:08:17. The BRJ team results were:-
BRJ Veterans – The 4 Relay Runners, were Nigel Maggs, Paul Treadwell, Alan Hannibal & Paul Mitton. The all important logistics & transport support to the team was provided by Adam Covell. Our team finished in a combined time of 5:46:46 in position 70. The individual stats were:-
STAGE NAME STAGE RUN TIME STAGE FINISH POSITION
1 (6.9M) Nigel Maggs 1:03:05 77
2 (10.5M) Paul Treadwell. 1:28:57 54
3 (11.5M) Alan Hannibal 1:56:23 84
4 (10.9M) Paul Mitton 1:18:21 23