Speed Endurance Schedule 2017 2018

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

Posted: 15 October 2017

EGM Announcement

Announcement about change of captains election date.
After much discussion by the club committee and captains we feel it would be better to hold the election of captains in September rather than March. Currently the elections are just a couple of months before the Welsh Castles and Cotswold relays which is challenging for new captains.

As this would mean a change to the club constitution we will hold an EGM soon so a vote can be taken on the proposal. If the result of the vote is positive the current captains would remain until September 2018. The proposed change to the constitution wording is as follows.

5.management

Remove "club captains" from paragraph c

Add paragraph k " men’s and ladies club captains and vice captains will be elected annually in September at an EGM called for this purpose. Voting rules as at the AGM will apply"

Proposed changes to club constitution

Name
The name of the Club shall be "Bitton Road Runners" , will be run as a not for profit organisation and will be affiliated to England Athletics as part of UK Athletics / or any other organisation which supports the sport of running, and will abide by the rules of these bodies.

Financial Year
The financial year of the club shall be from the first day of January to the thirty-first of December, both days inclusive.All surplus income will be reinvested into the club and in the event of the club being dissolved any remaining assets will be donated to the club’s nominated charity.

Posted: 10 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