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Brilliant BRAT performances at recent Championships

New member Mike Bowler smashed the senior decathlon record at the Senior/U23 England Athletics combines events championships, incorporating the BUCS championships, at a Bedford on May 26/27th, scoring a very impressive 7263pts and taking the BUCS title , whilst finishing with the silver medal in the EA Championship. Also breaking the previous club record was…
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15/06/2018 0

Leadership in Running Fitness (Volunteers Required)!

As you all know, the club is built around its volunteers and the club is keen to support you, and the time you commit. There is an opportunity for those who regularly lead club run sessions (or have thought about leading clubrun sessions) to attend the England Athletics: Leadership in Running Fitness (LiRF). There are a number of courses over the coming…
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14/06/2018 0

BRAThletics Tuesdays

Ever wanted to try long jump, shot put, javelin or any other athletics event but didn’t know where to start? Over the next few weeks on Tuesday evenings starting on 12 June, Nigel Clegg who is our athletics team manager will be doing some intro sessions to allow BRATs to try out various events. No…
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06/06/2018 0

Yet another shining performance – T&F League Report

The BRAT senior athletics team followed up its good start to the season with an even better performance at Worcester on Saturday 2nd June. We had many individual winners on the day; Mike Bowler, fresh from his brilliant second place last weekend in the decathlon at the English Athletics Championships, on his debut for the…
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04/06/2018 0

Bright start to the season – T&F League Report

The sun shone brightly in Rugby on the opening day of the 2018 Midland Senior League. I was somewhat concerned given the number of athletes missing, a combination of BUCS, Birmingham 10K and various injuries, plus several late withdrawals had weakened the team with everyone having to compete in more than one event – never…
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12/05/2018 0
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Marathon Mondays: Famous last words

OK, we lulled you in safety. It wasn’t our last post, and it’s not even Monday! But we thought that this one was important and special. Now that the dust has settled and the temperatures (temporarily) dropped, we’ve asked our club place runners, Kevin Oakes and Nathan Smith, to reflect on their race and what…
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03/05/2018 0

BRAT National 12 Stage Road Relays – Manager’s Report

Our BRAT national team paid another visit to Sutton Park on what was a positively Spring like day, when compared to The Midland Champs Winter north of the wall. Although slightly weaker, the demand was to beat individual midland times, and conditions were right for it. This was an event dominated by the South East,…
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01/05/2018 0
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Congratulations, you’ve done the marathon! Now what?!

  Congratulations! You have reached the last one of these articles… and hopefully completed your marathon too. 🙂 So, how did it go? Remember that in the hours and days immediately afterwards, emotions are high. You may be riding the crest of a wave, or are in the pits of despair.  Post Race Reflections Once…
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23/04/2018 0
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Meet the runners: Sophie Ward

The marathon is edging ever closer. We hope you are getting your training in and are healthy and well. So far, you’ve met Kevin and Nathan. But there are a few other runners from the club tackling the marathon this spring. Today you’ll meet Sophie Ward. Tell us about yourself: I’m Sophie Ward, 25 years…
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02/04/2018 0
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Marathon Mondays: Rest and Recovery

Welcome again to Marathon Mondays! We are going to focus on the third part of the performance triangle – Rest and Recovery. Find out why rest and recovery are as vital to training as the actual running itself. ‘Rest’ is often perceived as a dirty word amongst runners, with many fearing that they will lose…
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19/03/2018 0