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Posted: 20 June 2017

Mob Match 2017

This years Mob Match will be on Friday 14th July starting at 1930.

The race is HQ is at Ashton Park School, Blackmoors Ln, Bower Ashton, Bristol BS3 2JL.

Please arrive by 1900 so we can take team photos and walk to the start which is approx 10 minutes away.

The 10K times Bitton Road Runners are posting this year means we have a real chance at getting a top 3 position but we need at least 30 runners to make this happen.

Please remember this a free to enter race and you must wear a Bitton vest.

Any more details please talk to the captains or the coaches!

Go Team Bitton!

Posted: 20 June 2017

Bristol Half Marathon Discount

It's time to start thinking about the Bristol Half Marathon on Sunday 17th September.
The club discount is 20% so cheques for £31.20 (full price is £39) with your name and e-mail address on the back and hand at the running club.

Alternately (or both) you could enter the Chippenham Half Marathon on Sunday 10th September for £20.
Chippenham Half Marathon is also part of this season's Race Of Eight competition.

Posted: 13 June 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

Footprint Monthly

The latest edition of Footprint is now available here.

Posted: 03 June 2017

Terry and Vanessa

Lots of people have asked me for this recently so here is a link to Terry and Vanessa's just giving page:
https://www.justgiving.com/fundraising/Terry-Welch1

Posted: 22 April 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

Race Of Eight 2017/2018

These are the races for the coming club year race of 8 competition. All the races have been chosen because they are local, support local running clubs or have been suggested by members.

You can do as many of them as you like but only your best 8 scores count for the competition and you must do at least 8 to win a prize. You compete against others in your age categories, ( ie fv50,) 1st in your category in a race gets 10 points, 2nd 9 points and so on. So a maximum of 80 points can be scored. Prizes are presented for 1st, 2nd and third in each category, that’s potentially 39 prizes up for grabs, good luck and we hope you enjoy the races.

2017 / 2018:

April Frenchay 10k 9 April
May Hogweed Trot 10k Mon 22 May
July Mob match 10k (date TBC)
Aug Westonbirt House summer 10k Friday 4 Aug
Sept Oldbury 10 mile 4 Sept
Sept Chippenham half 10 Sept
Nov Sutton Benger 5 mile (date TBC)
Dec Xmas Cracker 10k (date TBC)
Jan Riverbank Rollick (date TBC)
Jan Doynton Hard half (date TBC)
Feb Wiltshire 10m (date TBC)
Mar Rodway 10k (date TBC)
Bitton 5k Fastest time from any of the 4 races
Weston prom 5 mile Fastest time in club year
Posted: 20 January 2017

Welsh Castles Relay

Entries for the Welsh castles relay open January 9th. They take place on the weekend of 10-11 June.

To get us better prepared we’ll be giving everyone plenty of time to let us know if they're interested.

From Thursday there will be a note up on the club notice board asking for your preferences for stages. Please add your name to the list or let Anneli / Andy know if you’re interested.

Also this year to ensure everyone feels supported for each of their stages we’d like you to be able to support at least one stage. This will also be on the form.

We will need to submit teams early March so please register your interest asap

Posted: 03 January 2017

Bristol 10K/Half Marathon Discount

There is a 20% discount for entries to the Bristol half and 20k if over 20 members want to enter, that's £22.40 for the 10k and £30.40 for the half, still more expensive than before but at least it's something, let us know if you want to enter.
Posted: 27 January 2016

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