On 11 October 2017 In Running News

National Mens 6 Stage Road Relays - Manager Report

By Dan Robinson
On a blustery day a small but intrepid band of BRATs tackled the might of the top running clubs in the country. Despite the team being seriously depleted, both in terms of personnel and management, a fine effort was produced by all and we came within 60 seconds of beating local rivals Coventry who had many more of their top runners on display. 
Steve Dunsby led the team off superbly on the frankly terrifying first leg and, on paper at least, must hold the record for the biggest improvement from the midlands event as he took 6 minutes off his official time. Kelton Aldridge set off after a textbook changeover and delivered an impressive PB. Adam Western put in a gutsy performance on leg 3 before Abayomi delivered an extremely impressive finish to his leg and another PB. Mark Woodus continued to improve our ranking on the penultimate leg, and Colin Bailey took the responsibility of the anchor leg on board and refused to lose any places. 
As ever this is an extremely high quality event and it was great to see some fresh faces get the opportunity to race amongst the big boys. Everyone gave a tremendous effort and no one was phased by the quality of the competition. All things considered we finished a very creditable 73rd. Thank you to all 6 guys for giving such a great effort and representing the club so proudly. 

73 Birmingham Running Athletics & 2:04:43

        Steve Dunsby     (77) 19:50
        Kelton Aldridge  (76) 20:09
        Adam Western     (82) 22:00
        Abayomi Adedimeji (78) 20:20
        Mark Woodus      (73) 20:10
        Colin Bailey    (73) 22:14

Pictures from the event can be found at:

Toby Gosnall's Flickr


Stephen Lee's Images

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