Xmas Cracker Coach & Meal

Terry Davis is organising the usual xmas cracker trip on December 17th leaving the dolphin at 8.15. Coach to and from Weston with a carvery meal is £18 per person or £12 for the meal if making your own way. If interested put your name on the list on the club notice  board or contact Terry. 

Posted: 19 November 2017

BRR/Kingswood Tri Breakfast Run

The revived Xmas breakfast run will be taking place on Sat Dec 2nd at (approx)09.30 and will be a 4 mile course, mostly along the cycle path. Xmas costumes or fancy dress are not essential but will be very welcome.

Race HQ will be the new Cafe at Page park who will be hosting us for breakfast after the run, they are very reasonably priced and their menu will be available shortly for everone to pre-order.

It is FREE to enter and open to all members of BRR and Kingswood Tri, so hoping to see a lot of you there taking part, dressing up, and staying for a social breakfast.

A very small amount of helpers/marshals will also be needed. So if you are free to spare a couple of hours helping make things go very smoothly please just let me know. Wayne Ellis

Posted: 06 November 2017

EGM & London Draw

Last night we had the EGM and it was voted that the Club Captains and Vice Captains will be elected at an EGM in September- same voting rules will apply . This will help the organisation of The Castles and Cotswolds. Consequently our current Club Captains will continue until next September.

In addition we voted to change the wording of the constitution so that it is clear that BRR is a not for profit organisation and in the event of the club  being dissolved any remaining assets will be donated to our chosen charity. These changes have been made to make our constitution compliant and it enables us to apply for sponsorship for events from other organisations such as banks .

AND the London marathon draw was as follows:

1 James Wade

2. Sam Jeffries

3. Carol Williams

4. Jude Latham Timmins

5. Matthew Brace

6.Andy Mining

7. Kate Shoesmith

8. Michelle Silsbury Bacey

9. Chris Palmer

10. Stacy Ward

11. Robert Hollister

12. Russel Silsbury Bacey

13. Andy Blacker 

14. Rebecca Webster Pickford

15. Richard Kershaw

16. Francesca Andrews 

I need to apply for places in mid November so I'll keep you informed. Good luck Jimmer and Sam ( we are likely to get 2 places) - get training. Something to keep you busy once the Slog is out of the way.

Finally - thank you to everyone who contributed to the 'Bring and Buy'- cakes and snacks and to Tabi and Trudy Jenkins for their hard work. £195 raised for the juniors..

Posted: 03 November 2017

Team Event Updates

Hello Everyone.

Club Competitions.

It is great to see so many members taking part in the Race of 8 and Championship this year. To check your current standings and the rules of the competition please follow these links:

http://www.bittonroadrunners.co.uk/members/championships/default.aspx

http://www.bittonroadrunners.co.uk/members/graded/default.aspx

http://www.bittonroadrunners.co.uk/members/eight/default.aspx

There is still plenty of time to get your races in for these competitions. Enter races early to avoid disappointment.

Cross Country

A big thank you to everyone who took part in the first cross-country of the season up in Gloucester. The next race is on the 4th November at Charlton Park, Malmesbury, Wiltshire, SN16 9DG. Full details here: https://www.athletics4u.co.uk/cross-country/  

On the 10th of December Bath University are hosting the Tri-county XC Championship (Avon, Somerset and Wiltshire).Entries need to be made online and cannot be made on the day. 

It would be fantastic to see as many Bitton Road Runners as possible racing against the other local clubs. If you haven't run cross country before, this will be an excellent choice.

https://www.entrycentral.com/XC2017

Any concerns or queries about Cross-Country just ask one of the captains.

Castles

A reminder that the dates of the 36th Welsh Castles Relay are 9-10 June 2018. No date has yet been set for Cotswolds.

Finally...

If you haven't been at club for a while why not attend one of the clubs's training sessions or let us know how your training is going. It would be great to see and hear from you.

Chris Brown

Men's Captain

Posted: 19 October 2017

Speed Endurance Schedule 2017 2018

The freshly updated SE schedule is now available on the coaching section of the website.

Posted: 15 October 2017

New Club Record

Congratulations to ladies captain Lynette Porter on a new fv50 marathon club record at Berlin in 3.03 .36 and 2nd in catagory 

Posted: 27 September 2017

New Club Records

Congratulations to Jake Hayes on his new club mv45 half marathon record of 1.19.28 at Bristol beating the old record from 2009 by over 3 minutes.and to Lynette Porter on equalling her own 3 year old fv50 club 10k record at the Melksham 10k in 39.58

Posted: 20 September 2017

One To One Mentoring

Chris Brown, our club captain, is offering 1-2-1 mentoring to all Bitton Road Runners members.

Chris is a long time coach at Bitton and has mentored lots of runners and helped gain many a PB throughout the years.

This opportunity is open to everyone from first timers to experienced runners.

He will guide you all the way by building you a training schedule which will improve your running, technique and form.

If you want any more information please contact Chris in person or email at chris.brown@bittonroadrunners.co.uk

Posted: 05 June 2017

Kath O'Connell

It is with great sadness that we have had to say goodbye to our lovely friend and fellow Bitton Road Runner, Kath O’ Connell - who was the longest standing member of BRR, having joined the newly formed ‘Bitton Puffers’ in the second week of its life in 1986

Kath was in her 40’s when she started running with Bitton, but her determination and her cheerful personality made her the best running companion. In her day, she ran many events including numerous half-marathons and 10ks and a full marathon in London. Training runs were always eventful and enjoyable and those long runs helped forge friendships that have lasted a lifetime. It was often mentioned that if there was less talking and more focus on the running then times would be improved!

Kath was probably the most well-known member of the club, having dedicated the last 30+ years to BRR. She was secretary for most of this time, only relinquishing the job in recent years - and was the first person we all met when we entered the club. She would welcome new members, making sure they were buddied-up and had someone to run with - and she must have taken thousands of pounds in 50ps over the years.  She always had a cheery smile, even when life wasn't treating her so well.

About 10 years ago, Kath was diagnosed with breast cancer following a routine check. Although this rocked her world she was determined to remain cheerful and conquer the disease. Following treatment Kath had a number of years in remission and although she never returned to running she was able to enjoy her other passions - walking with Terry her husband, a rambling group and the girls on a Thursday night. She loved to dance and in particular loved country music. Terry and Kath would often travel great distances to meet friends and dance on a Saturday night which they kept up until quite recently. She was an active member of the WI and would organise events and trips. She was an amazing flower arranger and her garden always looked beautiful. Kath loved to shop and always looked so stylish.

Last year Kath learned that the cancer had returned and this time it was in her liver and bones. She underwent severe treatment with quite aggressive chemotherapy and although she was in pain at times and felt fatigued she still made it to the club on a Tuesday and Thursday when she could, to collect the 50ps and to check in with everyone with a cheery smile.  Recently Kath started to look much better and her new ‘Annie Lennox’ look was amazing - we were all so hopeful. So, it was with enormous sadness that we learnt that the cancer had taken hold once again and she had to start the chemo once more. This time she reacted very badly to the chemo and was admitted to hospital where she was diagnosed with Sepsis. Sadly, Kath lost the battle during the night of Saturday 18th February Terry and her daughter Julie were with her.

Kath had 3 beautiful grandchildren - Amelia, Callum and Ethan, all of whom she was incredibly proud.

Words cannot express the sadness we all feel now. There will be a huge gap in the club, but we must remember the legacy she left - that of positivity, hard work and commitment to Bitton Road Runners. She was a dear friend and we will remember her often.

Kath, we miss you - Rest in Peace.

Kath's funeral will be on Monday 27th February at 2.45 in Westerleigh.

Posted: 23 February 2017

Club Vests

Club Vests are now available from Chris and Janet Brown. Easy Runner no longer stock the vests. The vests will be priced at £16.00 (make cheques payable to 'Bitton Road Runners'). Please pre-order the vests, they will not be stored at club and will need to be paid for before you are given one. The vests are now made of a more modern fabric. Sizeing is the same as the old vests: Mens-XXL, XL, L, M, S        Ladies- XL, L, M, S, XS,. 

Club vests must be worn for all club competitions and team events.

Posted: 25 June 2013