On 19 April 2015 In Athletics News

Nigel Clegg from the BRAT track and field team here.

We are desperately short of athletes in a number of track events for next Saturday's league opener. It's down in Yate (just this side of Bristol), so it's a fair trek to get there but it is a nice venue.

Missing - men 800m and 1500m (need two runners for each race)
Women - 800m, 1500m, 3000m (need two runners for each race)

We've got a few injured, and others either having just completed or just about to complete a marathon!

If you've got anyone who may be able to help could you point them in my direction.

Either email or mobile (see forum post for mobile number): http://bratclub.co.uk/forum/brat-club-important-announcements-only/578-urgent-athletes-for-next-saturday

Kind regards

On 28 March 2015 In Athletics News

 On Sunday 29th March we will be using the alternative venue

  King's Norton Boys' School,  Northfield Road,  B30 1DY.   Time 10:30-12:00.


Please note also that there is no session on 5th April (Easter Sunday)

nor on 12th April when the juniors will be competing at the Kidderminster and Stourport open meeting

for details check with Nigel / Richard / Lucette





also add in a reminder that there is no session at all
on Sunday 5th April and that we will be at the Kidderminster and
Stourport Open on Sunday 12th April so no session again.
Entry form and details attached - please attach this to the e-mail
Athletes must be 9 or 10 years old on 31st August for the under 11
age group.
On 04 March 2015 In Athletics News

England Athletics Indoor Age Group Championships – 28th February

Along with around a thousand other athletes, Alisha Stroud was competing this weekend in the EA indoor age group championships in Sheffield. For the last 3 months she has been chasing the entry qualification time for her event, the 300m, and all her hard work was rewarded with a place in the championships. In her heat she came 4th with a new indoor PB of 42.62s and was 11th quickest of the 23 entrants, though unfortunately not quite enough to qualify for the final. However her time puts her well up the national age group rankings.

Well done Alisha for representing the club in front of a sell out crowd at such a high profile event which was also streamed live on Vincosport.

Mike Plummer

On 17 February 2015 In Athletics News

The Midland Indoor Championships, the first of this year’s track and field championships took place at the newly refurbished National Indoor Arena this weekend and BRAT came away with 3 medals. Leading the way with a silver medal in his new age group was Jonathan Briggs in the U20 Shot Put with 12.65m and right behind him with a bronze medal with 9.88m was Alex Clegg, also having just moved up to U20. A further bronze medal was won by Lucy Freer in the U15 High Jump with a height of 1.35m.  Lucy also ran in the 60mH where she came 7th in a pb of 11.10s.

Other athletes reaching finals were Jordan Foley who came 5th in both the U20M long jump and triple jump with 5.89m and 12.45m, a pb, respectively and John Stolberg 5th in the U15B 800m in 2m 35.92s and 60mH  6th in 11.77s, both PBs.

Alisha Stroud came 2nd in her semi final of the U17 300m in a pb of 42.63s but could not take part in the final due to injury.

Others taking part were Sergio Hyland, 4th in his heat of the U17 60m in 7.64s, and three new BRAT members: Sadie Forrester- Hayles 6th in the SW 60m heat in 8.37s, Kevin Samuels 4th in the heat of the SM 400m in 52.20s and Rebecca Jones 2nd in the heat of the SW 200m in 27.89s.

Gordon Ainsley