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Site last updated 13th June 2013 (Midland Vets T&F League at Birchfield Results and Senior T&F League at Birmingham University Results added).
Coming up: Skittles Evening Friday 21st June
B&R are holding a Skittles Night on Friday 21st June starting at 7.30 p.m. at the HDA Social Club, Cherry Tree Walk, Redditch B97 6UB. There will be prizes for the best scoring man and woman, winning team and a raffle.Tickets £6 for adultsand £3 for children are available from Mark Tanner, Rich O'Connor and Len Quartly. Everyone very welcome!
The Timberhonger 10k starts at 6 pm at Sanders Park in Bromsgrove on Saturday 29th June. There is also a Children's Challenge about 1,500m in the park. Click here for the Timberhonger 10k website
The Waseley Wobbler Multi-Terrain Race over the picturesque Waseley and Lickey Hills will take place on Sunday 22nd September. Are you up to the challenge? Click here for the Waseley Wobbler website
9-6-13 The senior squad for the second match in Midlands Track & Field League Division 2 was weakened by injuries and unavailability. The men's team finished 5th and the women 6th to finish 6th overall in a tough competition at the University of Birmingham. Results
2-6-13 Our U17 and U20 athletes battled to be 4th in the Youth Development League upper age group match at the Dell Stadium in Brierley Hill. Results
1-6-13 B&R's young athletes had a terrific day finishing second out of seven teams in the Youth Development League younger age group match at Stourport. Results
29-5-13 B&R's veteran athletes were 3rd in the men's and women's competitions at the second Midland Vets T&F League at Birchfield. Results
Above: Lewis Byng and Josh Pearson receive outstanding achievement awards from coaches Sam Cater and Rita Brownlie for their performances at the Worcestershire Championships.
25-5-13 There was a massive haul of medals for B&R athletes at the Worcestershire Track & Field Championships at Nunnery Wood in Worcester. Martin Apsley-Davis led the way with four golds. Report
19-5-13 Four B&R teams completed the Hilly 100 Relay - 100 miles around the Cotswolds starting and finishing at Stratford. Photos by David Ball Results
18-5-13 Our senior athletes faced a tough challenge at Yate in their first match in Division 2 of the Midlands Track & Field League.The squad dug deep to finish 4th out of 6 teams (the women were 3rd and the men 5th). Results
15-5-13 There was a record 180 finishers in the Hagley Multi-Terrian 10k which is the first event in the Worcestershire Summer Midweek Race Series. Nine B&R runners competed - Ashley Ross (16th) just pipped Carl Hatton (17th) to be our first finisher. Mel Hepke was 1st F40. Results. Photos by Pete Hawcroft
12-5-13 Our youngsters finished equal 2nd out of 8 teams in the first Heart of England League match at Stourport. Report
12-5-13 Ashley Ross (Above centre) finished 2nd over a hilly course in the Bromsgrove Lymphoma & Leukaemia Research Run Report
12-5-13 Three B&R runners competed in the Crowle 10k. Matt Meckin newly returned to the club finished 2nd and Ann Stuart was 1st female vet 50. Report
6-5-13 A small group of B&R athletes competed at the Brewers Games in Cheltenham and there were wins for Martin Aspley-Davis and Izzy Billau. Report
Who has run the most Birmingham League Cross Country Races for B&R AC? There has been loads of discussion on the League website about appearances by runners from all the clubs. As of 18/3/13 the record was 132 by Cavin Woodward of Leamington, one ahead of Halesowen's Andy Nock and Mick Edwards of Sparkhill Harriers. Ian Keyte has raced 77 times in the League for B&R, debuting on 1st November 1975 (his first 7 races were as a youth). He has appeared 29 times in Div. 1, 41 in Div. 2 and 7 in Div. 3.He reckons this is worth a few days running round wet, muddy fields. Is this a B&R record? Let us know if you have done more! (Ian is pictured above wearing 280 just ahead of another B&R runner Ralph Andrews (278), both representing Heferord & Worcester at the English Schools Championships at Redditch in 1977).
4-5-13 Our Under 15 and 13 athletes made a strong start to in the Youth Development League Midland Division 2 West b, finishing third out of 8 clubs in the first match at Nunnery Wood in Worcester. Results
2-5-13 B&R's men finished 2nd and our women were 3rd in the opening match of the Midland Veterans Track & Field League South Division at Nunnery Wood in Worcester. Results There was a host of new club records: Pete Mould in his first year as a M60 took almost 3 seconds off the old M60 100m record reducing it from 16.0 to 13.4. Pete now has the M40, M45, M50 M55 and M60 100m club records. Len Quartly improved his own M70 2k walk record by 11 seconds to 12:15.1. The men's relay team of Scoltock, Hartshone (Dean in his first vets league appearance), Freeman and Apley-Davis lowered last year’s 2 x 200m M35 club record to 1:48.3. Ann Stuart returned to the track and set a new W50 1500m club record of 6:24.7.
28-4-13 B&R's U17 and U20 athletes opened their campaign in the new Youth Development League Upper Age Group Competition at Hereford. They finished 4th out of 8 teams just 1.5 points behind 3rd placed Maldwyn Harriers and ahead of the combined North Worcestershire team. Our U17W 4x100m team are shown above. (N.B. it was Simeon Clarence that won the U20M 400m A race not Alistair) Results
26-4-13 B&R’s Helen Russell was 2nd woman in the Wolverhampton & Bilston AC-organised Fordhouse 5k on roads and canal towpaths around Pendeford. She ran 19.23 but was pipped by just 3 seconds by the first woman from Birchfield Harriers.
21-4-13 B&R youngsters got ready for the Track & Field Leagues by competing at the Birchfield Open and Josh Pearson win the 100 and 200m double. Report
21-4-13 Rob Mole reports from the Virgin London Marathon where 8 B&R runners competed. Report
11-4-13 Becky Selvey set a new club F40 record of 6:30.1 for the mile at Abbey Stadium.
19-4-13 54 B&R members have run a total of 235 Park Runs at Arrow Valley in Redditch. Click for a summary
14-3-13 Two B&R U13 Girls teams finished 24th and 52nd in the National Young Athletes Road Relays at Sutton Park Results
13-4-13 The National and Midlands Road Relays Championships were help at Sutton Park. Our women's team finished 9th in the Midland and 37th in their six stage competition. Our men were 20th in the Midland and 68th in the National over 12 stages. Report Photos by David Ball
11-4-13 Well done to all the B&R youngsters who braved the weather to take part in our Track & Field Selection Meeting at the Abbey Stadium and of course to the senior "milers". Thanks to the organisers, officials and supporters who made the evnt possible. Click for Boys & Mens Results or the Girls & Womens Results
7-4-13 April Candy Lockett took gold in the hammer (25.62m), silver in the discus (20.67m) and bronze in the shot (8.39m) in the U15 Girls competition at the Nottingham Spring Spruce Open meeting. Results
7-4-13 B&R's Ashley Ross was third at the Scenic Six multi-terrain race at Peopleton. Report
The 2013 Cotswold Hilly 100 Relay Race will be on Sunday 19th May. Each team is made up of 10 runners and each leg is about 10 miles. The race starts and finishes in Stratford upon Avon and is run only on roads. If you would like to take part for B&R, please let Clive Brown know. (Please indicate if there is a particular leg or time of day that you prefer). Clive will be at the Abbey Stadium on Tuesday evenings if you want to talk about this with him or his mobile number is 07729396652. His e-mail address is firstname.lastname@example.org. Hopefully we will have enough runners to enter 4 teams as in recent years. Only fully paid-up B&R members may take part for B&R. Thanks to Clive for managing our teams for this popular event.
24-3-13 The dates for the Heart of England and Youth Development T&F Leagues have been added to Fixtures. Note that the U20/U17 and U15/U13 athletes have separate YDL fixtures on diffeent dates and venues. The B&R Selection Meeting will be on Thursday 11th April at the Abbey Stadium in Redditch. Fixtures
9-3-13 The Inter County Cross Country Championships were held at Birmingham's Cofton Park and may B&R runners represented Worcestershire. Report Photos by David Ball. Photos by Andy Freeman
6-3-13 The Bromsgrove Boars ran on the famous Iffley Road track during the Teddy Hall Relays at Oxford. Report
Any B&R over 35's interested in running, jumping, throwing etc.for the club in the Midland Vets Track & Field League should contact Calvin Scoltock, B&R women won their division in 2012 and the men chased champions Worcester AC to the finish. Give it a go, you might have a hidden talent! Click here for details
3-3-12 Not a relaxing break at the Spa. B&R runners tackle 13.1 miles at the Droitwich Half Marathon. Read Daryll's Report
3-3-13 Moley and the Bandit missed the start of the Cambridge Boundary Run marathon. Did they still manage a first class result? Read Rob Mole's Report
23-2-13 Dewi Hammond ran three races at the English Athletes U20 Championships at the NIA in Birmingham including the final and in each he beat his personal best and club record of 6.92 over the 60 metres. In the heat he recorded 6.88 and in the semi final 6.85 (the new club record) and was placed 5th in the final in 6.91.
17-2-13 Dewi Hammond is the Welsh U20 Men's 60m champion after his victory at the Welsh U15/U20 Indooor Championships at the National Indoor Athletics Centre at Cyncoed, Cardiff. His winning time of 6.95 seconds was just outside his B&R club record of 6.92. Click here for full results on the Welsh Athletics website Click here for photos by Welsh Athletics
16-2-13 There were two new club records in the Midland Counties Open Indoor Meeting at Birmingham's NIA. Peter Mould set a M60 record of 59.89 seconds for 400m and Lucy Solloway ran 10.47 seconds for the U20W 60m hurdles. Club Records
10-2-13 B&R's youngsters had to deal with mud all round the course at Birmingham's Perry Park in the last fixture of the West Midland's Young Athletes Cross Country League. B&R finished 9th in the final overall league table. Results , Final League table and Photos by David Ball
9-2-13 Another good performance by 13 B&R runners saw our senior men finish 10th A team and 6th B team in the final Birmingham League fixture at Pitville Park. B&R finished 7th and 5th in the A and B tables.Severn AC, Warwick University and Telford AC are promoted to Div. 1. Newcastle, Trentham and Owls are going down. Photos. Results
9-2-13 Our women were in the medals in the Midlands Cross Country League. Six of our women competed at Cheltenham Spa. The senior team was 9th out of 27 teams in both divisions to clinch team bronze in div. 2.Our masters team was 11th on the day to finish 8th vets team overall. Sally Hogan won individual bronze in U20W class. Results Photos by David Ball
2-2-13 The final fixture of the Gloucester Cross Country League took place through the mud at Plock Court in Gloucester. Our Senior Women's team were second on the day and in the league. Our men (pictured above) were third and Plock and finished fifth in their table. Click Here for David Ball's photos. Click Here for results.
3-1-13 The deadline for current members to renew their subscriptions at the discounted rate has been extended for a week. Click here to check for the correct rate. Please send your Membership books and a S.A.E. with your cheque to: Irene Nicholls, Membership Secretary, B&RAC, Rainbow Cottage, 15 Meadow Lane, Alvechurch, B48 7LH.
Cathryn Worth is the new club press officer and has already been doing a great job getting reports of B&R in the local papers. So if you want some coverage send her your items or reports - include 1 or 2 photos (highest res possible) and submit as soon as possible after an event! Cathryn can be contacted via email@example.com .Still keep sending reports for the website to me at firstname.lastname@example.org