Parkrun Junior 2K
4 BRJ”ers represented the Club at Jubilee Park. Katie Lasseter was just beaten into the runner-up position by former member Freya Harris, with Katie missing her current Club 2K PB by a margin of 2 Secs. Sophie Marshall-Roberts made her Club 2K Debut.
BRJ’ers made returns to Armley (1st place & Course PB for Keelan Duffy), Brixworth Country (Parkrun #100 for Sue Ray), Crystal Palace, Dunfermline, Ferry Meadows (1st Female & Course PB for Marcela Gracova), Harrogate, Long Eaton, Pocket, Soham Village College & Upton House.
Claire Pearce made a Club Debut at Ancholme Valley.
At Huntingdon, Richard Braddick & Jonathan Harding made their Club 5K Debuts, whilst Neil Whitaker secured a Course PB.
BRJ Junior Running Championships 1 Mile
The BRJ Junior 1 Mile formed the “Nominated” event for March in the 2022 Junior Running Champs that had to be postponed due to an expectation of inclement weather. The event finally took place on 18 May at a sunny Hinchingbrooke Country Park. A total of 34 Juniors participated, the results, including the Age Graded Scores that form the basis of the Running Champs competition are:-
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For your diaries, the next ”Nominated” event in the 2022 Junior Running Champs is the BRJ 3K at Hinchingbrooke Country Park on 15 June.
Grand East Anglian Run 10K (Kings Lynn)
New member, Kelsey Crickmore, made her Club Debut Run completing this Kings Lynn based course in position 384 of the 1,501 finishers in a time of 00:48:24.
Manchester Great Run 1/2 Marathon
Louise Clinton was one of the 5,371 runners that completed the 1/2 Marathon. Louise finished in position 3,610 in a time of 2 Hrs 11 Mins 19 Secs.
Jurassic Coast Challenge Ultra
This Dorset based event offered a number of Ultra Challenges, the main race being the 100K (62 Mile) option starting from Corfe Castle near Swanage & traversing along the undulating Jurassic Coastal Path via famous landmarks such as Portland Bill, Lulworth Cove, Weymouth (1/2 Way), Chesil Beach & finishing in West Bay (Bridport). Other race distances were available.
Felicity Baillie opted to compete in the Day 1 Challenge which was a distance of 58K (36 Miles) starting at Corfe Castle & finishing in Lodmore Country Park in Weymouth. The course was tough & included 1,700 Metres of ascent. Felicity successfully completed the distance in position 80 of the 439 finishers in a time of 10 Hrs 37 Mins 58 Secs. Although she admits is was the hardest Ultra she has done, she has already decided to return in 2023.
Rat Race 20 Mile Obstacle Race (Burghley House)
The 8th staging of this event at Burghley House, Stamford saw Paul Treadwell overcome the 20 Mile Multi-Terrain course & 200 different obstacles. Paul finished in position 3,878 of 4,242 finishers in a time of 8 Hrs 53 Mins 36 Secs.
Lap of Lake Windermere Ultra
“The Lap” is a 75K (47 M) circular route around Lake Windermere that follows a low level route, but with an overall ascent of 2,500M, comprising single tracks, unmanicured trails & small sections of country roads. Of the 367 finishers, Sue Yendley finished in position 351 well within the time limit allowed of 24 hours in a time of 21 Hrs 38 Mins 51 Secs.
Viking 100 Mile Endurance Challenge
The next part of a series of endurance challenges for Kerry Surkitt was the Viking 100 Miler. The event was based at Reculver (Kent), a test location for the iconic Dambusters Bouncing Bomb. The course involved running laps of a 6.25 Mile course consisting of a mixture of trails, tarmac & cycle tracks. Unsurprisingly, the distance & hot weather resulted in many DNF’s & of the 49 finishers, Kerry finished in 30th position in a time of 27 Hrs 18 Mins 44 Secs. After a short time to recuperate, Kerry tackles another 100 Mile Challenge, the Centurion South Downs Way 100 Miler, on 11 June.