Monday, 05 December 2016 21:20

Ladies Midland XC League - Stratford

Race two of the Midlands XC League saw the BRAT ladies heading to Stratford for a new course. We weren’t sure what lay in store but upon arrival it was clear this was going to be a hilly one. A walk of the course later (where we got out of breath just walking) we concluded this was the hilliest course any of us had ever run. However, it turns out BRAT ladies are pretty swift over a hilly course with the senior team finishing a superb 3rd overall climbing the overall standings. Great runs were had by all, the course was extremely challenging and there were a couple of spectacular falls– both Helen and Jen took a tumble but in true XC spirit got straight back up and chasing down people. BRAT ladies have ended 2016 on an absolute high, and it is exciting to see what happens in the remaining races in 2017! A big thank you to everyone who has raced so far, see you back in the mud after Christmas! 


Full Results:


Molly Browne 7th

Helena Eastham 9th

Leonie Balter 15th

Jen Straw 19th

Megan Thomas 45th

Sarah Hinksman 50th

Eloise Lee 52nd

Lisa Tindle 56th

Helen Pike 63rd

Claire Keene 81st

Claire Jackson 88th

Sarah Bakewell 104th

Catherine McNicholl 112th

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Wednesday, 23 November 2016 00:11

Midland 5 Mile XC Championships

The 2016 champs were held at Bulwell Hall in Nottingham – a new venue! Two BRAT Ladies represented the club taking on a challenging 5 mile course on a rather cold Saturday. With a few steep climbs and ditch to contend with it certainly was a good honest XC course. Molly Browne finished strongly in 5th place, running a fair bit quicker than in the 2015 event. Claire Keene confirmed she is well and truly back in action with a brilliant run to finish 47th outsprinting several runners in the last few meters. It was a shame BRAT couldn’t defend their title, but we will certainly be back in 2017! 


Well done to Jack Gray for winning the men's 7 mile race by over a minute!

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It was real Great British cross country weather on Saturday, grey and wet. That didn’t stop 11 hardy BRAT ladies heading to Leamington for the first Midland League race of the season. The course was as muddy as expected, and the hill particularly gruelling. BRAT had a tremendous set of results which has kicked us off with a 5th place senior team standing and 8th masters team, a brilliant start to the season. Great runs were had by all, and a massive thank you to Jenny Coxon for representing the club as the line judge – rather the responsibility! Fantastic day out for the BRAT Ladies once again. 



Molly Browne – 12th

Helena Eastham – 15th

Leonie Balter – 21st

Eloise Lee – 62nd 

Lisa Tindle – 69th 

Helen Pike – 76th 

Claire Keene – 94th 

Rachel Brown – 113th 

Louise Beasley – 126th 

Catherine McNicholl – 142nd


Thank you to everyone for running, next league race is the 3rdDecember in Stratford.

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