On the 28th April, the Mid Cheshire 5km road racing series hosted the English 5k Championships. Two BRATs entered, and both hoped to score well in the nationals.

As the 1000 strong field descended on the rural closed-road circuit, the dry calm evening was seemingly a message from the gods, inviting all who twitched behind the start line to believe:

“Perhaps it’s my night”.

In the women’s race Becky Hair clocked a superb 18:33, shattering her PB by a colossal 23 seconds. When crossing the line, a wide eyed, smiley if a little weary Becky proclaimed “I did it”. It was only three hours and a few glasses of prosecco later, she realised by how much she ‘did it’ by, when she discovered she’d finished a marvellous 18th overall in the Nationals.

In the men’s race Jack Gray hoped to build on a surprisingly decorated end to his cross country season. Jack ran a good race working with the lead pack throughout. In the last 1k he lost touch with 2nd and 3rd, but held on to a credible joint 4th (with a handy dip) five seconds behind a national medal, and with a time of 14:19.

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On a cool evening at Bournville in Wednesday August 10th, BRATs monopolised the honours board with Jack Gray winning the race and the Senior men’s award in 15m 16s and Ed Banks not far behind in 3rd place in 15m 40s. Mark Ince was 1st in the M40 category with a time of 16m 11s. Leonie Balter was 1st female home  in 18m 05s  and Jennifer Dale 3rd in 18m 51s. The race was well supported with 210 finishers.

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Sunday, 17 July 2016 08:00

BRAT 5k - 10th August 2016

BRAT 5k road race – Wednesday 10th August 2016

The annual BRAT 5k road race will be taking place on Wednesday 10th August at Rowheath Pavilion on Heath Road in Bournville, (B30 1HH). Start time 7.45 pm.

This is a great opportunity to test yourself over an accurate 5km course, and see the benefit of all that training! It is also part of the Warwickshire Road Race series, and is one of the nominated races in the BRAT running league, so another opportunity to score some useful points.

Entry in advance is £5 for Club members / attached runners (or £7 if unattached). Download an entry form from the Events section of the BRAT website.

Alternatively enter on the night from 6.15 pm at £7 (£9 unattached).

Alternatively if you are not planning to run, we need a team of volunteers to help marshal and assist with the event, which is one of the Club’s major events of the year. Please contact Richard on This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. if you are interested in helping out.

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