1st May 2021
Jubilee Park Junior 2k Parkrun – Christopher Scott was again the sole BRJ’er of the 103 finishers. Christopher was overall winner having finishing as runner-up in the past 2 events. His finish time represents a 4 second Club PB over the time he set back in June 2019 & he becomes the first BRJ Junior to achieve a PB in 2021.
9th May 2021
Jubilee Park Junior 2K Parkrun – Christopher Scott was again the sole BRJ Junior participating in this local event and as last week he was again the overall winner.
Ely Tri Club Duathlon. – Melanie Wiffin participated in her debut Duathlon. The Running course was based around the former WW2 RAF Lancaster base at Wittchford, with the bike course passing through many of the villages familiar to those that have completed in the Ely New Years Eve 10k.
Mel successfully completed the event in position 73 / 134 finishers in a total time of 1:44:33.
Her stage times were:-
Run #1 (5k)- 00:22:37
T1 – 00:01:22
Bike (25k) – 00:55:25
T2 – 00:00:56
Run 2 (5k) – 00:24:10
|Race: Hatfield 5M Date: 9/5/21 Nos of Finishers: 325|
16th May 2021: Jubilee Park Junior 2k Parkrun. – Christopher Scott was for the 3rd week running the sole BRJ participant & overall winner. This week, Christopher finished just 2 seconds shy of securing Club PB #2 of 2021.
Team MK Kids Duathlon (15/05/2021)
Harrison Pearson made his club Multi-Sports debut by competing in the Milton Keynes Kids Duathlon (Tristar 2). Harrison finished 6th overall (5th boy) of the 47 finishers in a time of 00:20:41. His individual split times were:-
Run 1 (1.6k) — 00:06:07
T1. – 00:00:30
Bike.(5.4k). – 00:11:24
T2. – 00:00:20
Run 2 (0.6k). – 00:02:20
Dorney Lake 5k
Keelan was the sole BRJ entrant in this 1 lap around the lake race. Although the conditions for running were much better than in recent days there were still numerous windy gusts across the lake that would have affected the finish times. Despite this, Keelan finished in a superb 7th place overall (6th Man) of the 99 finishers. The Wednesday training at the track is clearly benefiting Keelan as his finish time of 00:17:33 secured himself an 8 second club PB when compared the time he set as a Junior member at Bedford in October 2019. Keelan’s new 5k time places him as 10th fastest BRJ Senior Man over the 5k distance.
Dorney Lake 10k
The 10k race was run over 2 laps of the lake. Hanna Brickell finished in a time of 00:43:54 in position 49 of the 179 finishers. Hanna recorded a club PB by 27 secs sine the 2019 Peterborough New Years Eve 10k event. Hanna is now the 8th fastest BRJ Senior Woman over 10k.
Much to the liking of the 560 finishers & spectators, the recent wind & rain held off to present the runners with reasonably good conditions, although none of the 3 BRJ finishers achieved PB’s on the day. At the sharp end, former BRJ member, David Hudson, took the overall win (2:27:50), also outside of his Marathon PB. Stuart Hathaway led home the BRJ squad, with Amanda Roland-Convey, just missing out on a sub-4 hour time, finishing ahead of Yvonne Homewood.
Despite a well planned training campaign, a recent Hamstring injury prevented Paul Mitton from taking park. Hon-Wai Pang & John Parker were also club non-starters.
The club finish times were:-
174 Stuart Hathaway 3:33:28
301 Amanda Roland-Convey 4:00:27
359 Yvonne Homewood 4:15:01
Jubilee Park Junior 2K Parkrun – Christopher Scott was, for the 3rd week running, the lead runner of the 63 finishers.
Bedford Triathlon Series – BRJ’ers participated in 2 of the distance events . Thankfully, the weather conditions, particularly for the swim, were excellent.
Sprint (750m Swim, 21.5km Bike & 5km Run)– David Ward finished the Sprint distance in position 26 of the 82 finishers in a time of 1 hr 22 mins & 59 secs and was 3rd in the MV40-44 category. His stats were:-
Swim – 00:15:04
T1 – 00:02:18
Bike – 00:42:51
T2 – 00;00:46
Run – 00:22:00
Standard (1500m Swim, 40 km bike & 10km Run) – Andrew Skea, training for the Celtman Extreme Scottish Triathlon in 3 weeks time, participated in the Standard distance. Andrew finished in position 37 of the 110 finishers in a time of 2 hrs 33 mins & 21 secs. His stats were:-
Swim – 00:30:31
T1 – 00:02:54
Bike – 1:14:40
T2 – 00;01:13
Run – 00:44:00
Spring Blicking 1/2 Marathon – The race took place on the final day of Meteorological Spring in sunny & warm conditions. Alison Orrell was the lead BRJ’er home of the 485 finishers in position 186 in a time of 1 hr 49 mins flat. Alison took the top place in her age category, beating the silver medalist by over 4 minutes. Richard Orrell, making his club debut over the distance, was out sprinted to the finish line by Alison finishing in position 195 in 1 hr 49 mins 59 secs.
James Orrell, also in his debut over the distance but now representing Hunts AC, finished in 4th position overall in a time just over 80 minutes.