Membership 2020/2021

Dear fellow Bitton Road Runners
We would like to update you about decisions made by the committee in regard to membership.
You may have received details from the EA about payment of the athlete registration fee- please see below for details.
BRR Membership 2020-2021
In light of the unusual circumstances we face owing to Coronavirus we have decided to defer payment of the Bitton Road Runners membership fee for one month to allow us to take stock and decide on the best way forward. We will email you all again towards the end of April. In the meantime your current membership continues to be valid.
Please note that the competition year ended on March 31st 2020.
Amendments -England Athletics - 2020-2021.
1. Timings: The deadline for Athlete Registrations for 2020-2021 will be extended from 30th June until 31st August 2020. We would hope that those clubs that expected and prepared to pay registration fees during April will continue to do so as planned but we also hope that this provides some clubs with flexibility to help manage cash flow and defer payments until activity commences.
2. Athlete fee reduction: The individual EA Athlete Registration fee will be fixed at £15 for 2020-2021 effective from 1 April 2020 instead of being set at £16 as previously communicated to all clubs.
3. Athlete Eligibility: In the event of a licensed competition taking place during the summer (prior to 31 August) all athletes who were registered during 2019/2020 will be eligible for competition up until 31st August. Competition checker facilities will be amended to reflect this decision. Any new athletes entering competition will need to be registered prior to the date of the event.
The following aspects of the 2020-2021 membership and affiliation process remain unchanged:
4. Payment Gateway: The club affiliation & athlete registration year will open as usual on 1 April. This allows clubs to operate as normal if they wish and ensures some income will be generated in Q1. The individual Club & Member Body Affiliation fee of £150 will remain and clubs are asked to pay by 30 April.
Further consultation with the sport will take place in the latter part of the summer months as we look ahead to setting the affiliation and athlete registration fees effective from 1 April 2021 onwards.
He hope you are all keeping well. Please keep running alone or with your housemate. Please check BRR Facebook and the website for updates and please, please vote for the Kevin Rose and Kath O Connell awards .
Stay Safe


BRR Committee
Posted: 30 March 2020

Kevin Rose & Kath O'Connell Awards

Kevin Rose Nominations

Kath O'Connell Nominations

Please email your votes to

Posted: 26 March 2020

England Athletics Statement

England Athletics Statement

Posted: 17 March 2020



UPDATE: The club will be closed until further notice.


It has been brought to our attention that OAFC are closing the clubhouse with immediate effect and until at least 27 March following a suspected case within the football club. They intend to deep clean before opening.


We are therefore cancelling running from the football club tomorrow TUESDAY 17th March.


The committee are meeting on Wednesday and will update you with further decisions as soon as possible.


We are also postponing the AGM planned on the 2 April until we know whether we can meet at the clubhouse.


In the meantime the existing committee will be in place until a new one is elected at an AGM .


Please look after yourselves and each other .

Posted: 16 March 2020


The latest edition of Footprint can be found here.

Posted: 09 March 2020

Spring Mile Trial Tuesday 14th April

The Mile Trial consists of a full warm up at Bitton Station, before we all run our mile. Your time will be recorded - and we do it all again, in the Autumn, to see how much we have improved!

These sessions are open to ALL Bitton Road Runners.

If you are up for a challenage, or just want to be able to measure your improvement, then come and have a go!

See you all at Oldland club house for 1855, on Tuesday 14th April.

Posted: 04 March 2020

Committee Message

Please remember to not train if you are feeling unwell. This is for your own benefit and for the sake of others. You do not want the blame for sabotaging a marathoner's training at this late stage .There are a few coughs and colds going around at the moment so be respectful of others.

This is not a Corona Virus update, but we are sure everyone will appreciate unwell people resting up and not passing bugs around.

The Committee

Posted: 04 March 2020

Kevin Rose & Kath O'Connell Awards

Details on the nomination process for this years Kevin Rose & Kath O'Connell awards can be found here.

Posted: 26 February 2020

Race of 8 2020/2021

The Captains team have selected the following races for the 2020/2021 Race of 8 and approved by the committee, so time to get planning your races now.

11 June - Rowberrow Romp. Enter here.

1 Aug - Magor 10K. Enter here.

11 October - Grittleton 10K. Enter here. Use discount code 10KMBITTON

25 October - Stroud Half Marathon. Enter here.

22 November - Sutton Benger 5. Enter here. Use discount code SBBITTON

6 December - Bromham Pudding 10K

January - Slaughterford 9

March - Rodway 10K

Links will be posted once races are open for entry.

Posted: 20 February 2020

Race of 8 Entries Open

The first two races for the 20/21 Race of 8 are now open:

Rowberrow Romp on 11th June can be entered here and is just £8.

Magor 10K on 1st Aug can be entered here and is just £12.

Two bargain races!

Posted: 03 January 2020

Committee Meeting Dates & Info

Details on the Club Committee, including dates of future meetings and ways members can get in touch with suggestions or comments can be found here.

Posted: 29 July 2019

Club vests

The club rules state that you should wear your club vest in all competitive races. Exceptions can be made for example if running for charity but only if you inform the committee at least 14 days in advance. Now the important bit - If you run without a vest then you effect the results of your club mates and this is unfair. Even if you dont intend to compete in the club championship or race of 8 you still effect the scores of those who do.   If you don't wear your vest for whatever reason then it's your responsibility to ensure that the website admins know this. You can tell any committee member or Rich Kershaw ( website admin) it's also important to enter your club name when entering races, it makes it much easier for website admins to find your results 

Posted: 13 May 2018