BRJ Results 22/03/14 – Mike Gullis

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BRJ’ers made returns to Chilton Fields, Cormaston Lakes, Letchworth, Littleport, Storeys Field & Wimple. At Bedford, Stuart Hathaway secured a 6 Sec Club 5K PB.

BRJ debuts occurred at Alton Water (Pat/Peter Jackson & Phil Persons), Bartley Park (Tony Farrow), Bower Park (Michael Shaw) & Downham Market Academy (Melanie Gearing).

Huntingdon saw Club PB #2 in respective weeks for Gerry Pye by 14 Secs, Parkrun #50 for Joanna Watts & 250 for Paul Mitton. Unluckiest athlete was Dianne Shutt who exactly matched her existing Club 5K PB.

Felicity Bailiie ventured to the Olympic Park for this mid-week 5K. Of the 135 finishers, Felicity secured an excellent 6th Position & 1st Woman in a time of 00:19:17, just 5 Secs shy of her current Club 5K PB.

Anthony & Ruth Foster were the sole BRJ participants in this event that links Burghley & Stamford. Of the 1,419 finishers Ruth was in position 301 in a time of 00:55:77 & Anthony in position 814 in 1:06:18.

The course comprises a single lap of an undulating course passing through some of the many pretty villages of Northamptonshire. 319 finishers overcame the strong winds & cold conditions. Despite the very tough conditions our members secured a Club PB, 2 Club Distance Debuts & 2 Age Category Gold Medals.

POS     NAME                             TIME        NOTES
31        Jonathan Harding            2:24:30    Debut Club 20M
35        Paul Mitton                      2:26:07    PB by 10 Mins 14 Secs since Oakley 2017
70        Mark Elliott                      2:36:55
111      David Newton                  2:48:21    1st MV70
161     Amanda Roland-Convey  3:00:37
172     Annette Newton                3:03:22    1st FV70
220     Paul Treadwell                  3:16:40
247     Caroline Tiller                   3:26:21     Debut Club 20M


The final event of the Frostbite season took place in conditions that were somewhat colder & windier than the Met Office had predicted. On both courses the significant rain over recent weeks made parts of the course boggy & strong headwinds appeared in whichever direction you were facing. Despite this, a good number of Venue Champions & Venue PB’s were recorded.

The staging of a number of other local running events coupled with those members undertaking Marshalling & other vital support duties for our “Home” Frostbite meant that the numbers representing BRJ were significantly reduced.

Prior to the start of the Senior event, a presentation was held to honour those members across the Frostbite community that had significantly contributed to the success of the League over the years. Deservedly, BRJ’er John O’Callaghan (aka John’O) was recognised as a “Legend of the Frostbite League”.

Lastly, many thanks go to our Frostbite Officer, Claire Few & Kate Ruddock her 2 i/c for their outstanding work during the 2021 / 2022 season. Looking forward, the League re-commences on the 9th October 2022 (1 week after London Marathon) at an event at Hinchingbrooke Country Park hosted by Hunts AC.

The results can be found on the Results tab of the Frostbite League website –

The Junior squad were represented by 7 Junior Athletes (4 Boys & 3 Girls), our highest number for the season. Their race stats were:-

Henry Reeve – Debut at Venue & Team Scorer
Freya Harris – PB at Venue, Team Scorer & now Fastest BRJ Girl at this Venue
Christopher Scott – PB at Venue & Team Scorer
Thomas Portieri – Debut at Venue & Team Scorer
Leif Meyer – Team Scorer
Katie Lasseter – Debut at Venue
Nyah Scott – Debut at Venue

Our squad finished 5th on the day, meaning that they remain in 6th place overall of the 15 teams at competitions end.

The squad was represented by 22 Seniors (12 Men & 10 Women). Their race stats were:-

Keelan Duffy – PB at Venue, Team Scorer & now 2nd Fastest BRJ Man at this Venue
Harrison Evans – Team Scorer
Marcela Gracova – Debut at Venue, Team Scorer & now Fastest BRJ Woman at this Venue
Rob Farrant – Team Scorer
Neil Whitaker – PB at Venue & Team Scorer
Felicity Baillie – PB at Venue, Team Scorer & now 3rd Fastest BRJ Woman at this Venue
Tim Legge – Debut at Venue & Team Scorer
Alex Mitton – PB at Venue & Team Scorer
Ian Lasseter – Debut at Venue & Team Scorer
Richard Orrell – PB at Venue
Heledd Marshall-Roberts – Debut at Venue & Team Scorer
Ian Wilson – PB at Venue
Simon Lumley – Debut at Venue
Alexandra Smart – PB at Venue
Lisa Shacklock – Debut at Venue
Juliet Aungier – PB at Venue
Maria Meyer – Debut at Venue

Our squad finished 6th on the day, meaning that in the final standings we were demoted 1 place from Race 5 by a resurgent Riverside Runners thus finishing in 5th overall of the 16 clubs.

2 BRJ’ers, Alice Synge & Kerry Surkitt, participated in the historic Cambridge Boundary Run Marathon. In the Women’s race, Alice Synge completed the race in 5th position of the 37 finishers in 3:43:28 (63.86% Age Grading), about 5 Mins short of her Club PB. Kerry finished in 16th position in a time of 4:21:17 (58.19% Age Grading) representing a significant 21 Min 5 Sec Club PB compared to the Huntingdon Remembrance Run of 14 November 2021.

The following report was kindly provided by Alice – It was a good run, friendly and well organised but with a small Women’s field. Great marking for such a complicated route. A lot of the route was quite exposed and a fair bit of wind on the day so that was a challenge, plus a twisty turny route with a variety of surfaces including a nasty field with a hill in mile 24 that was quite tough.  Plenty of gates and chicanes. Great aid stations.  Very satisfying to circumnavigate this local city.
Race: Cambridge Bounday Marathon (Womens Race)    Date: 13/3/22   Nos of Finishers: 37
Position Name Time Age-Grade % Notes
5 Alice Synge 03:43:28 63.86%
16 Kerry Surkitt 04:21:17 58.19%