On 06 May 2013 In Marriages and Babies

Congratulations to Dan Anderton, BRAT triathlete extraordinaire, and lovely Angie Wade who were married on 5th May 2013.  A fabulous wedding, well supported by various BRATs from the North.  Now off on honeymoon in Cambodia (Angkor Wat etc), but won't be long before Dan is back in training...

On 02 May 2013 In Marriages and Babies

On 16th February 2013 several BRATS made the journey to Plymouth to join Amy Brightwell and Rory Bate in celebrating their marriage. It was a fantastic day, the weather was glorious! The day started with a boat journey across the water to the stunning venue, Mount Edgcumbe House. The boat trip across was made most memorable by the wonderful commentary from Mr Brightwell, father of the bride. At the venue, Amy made a majestic entrance on the arm of her father, walking down the aisle to the very apt choice of “Chariots of Fire”. Needless to say, she looked fabulous. She and Rory were all smiles as they left the ceremony hand in hand through a sword arch formed by the Guard of Honour. The festivities continued throughout the afternoon and evening. The BRATs in attendance demonstrated their athleticism in terms of cake and cheese consumption, no crumbs were left at the end of the evening! Their endurance was also demonstrated on the dance floor with many two-left-feet efforts to keep up with the Ceilidh band. The morning after saw several BRATS enjoying the 50m pool at the Plymouth Life Centre (home of Tom Daley), a walk around the beautiful coastline and/or a dip in the sea. We were all delighted to share in Amy and Rory’s day and celebrate the start of their future together.

On 29 April 2013 In Social News

The BRAT Ball was held on Saturday 27 April at Jurys Inn, Broad St and was a tremendous success with a ballroom full of BRATs enjoying a fine meal, one or two glasses of wine and dancing to live music into the early hours.

The evening was held to support the British Paralympic Association [www.paralympics.org.uk]. A charity auction, conducted with aplomb by the incredible Colin Irvine, saw a range of “money can’t buy” prizes raise over £1,000 for this excellent organisation.

Special mention also goes to Chris Davy, whose band the Reggaelators delivered a stellar set of ska and reggae classics, which got the party well and truly started. It is fair to say that the club has never witnessed such action on a dance floor!

Thank you to all who joined us to make this a fabulous evening for the club and a massive thanks to the members and club supporters who donated items for the charity auction:

  • Tauny & Debbie Southwood
  • Raceways Multi Sport Management
  • Nicola & Joel Griffin
  • Derek Hardy
  • Russ Hall
  • Rob Shipp
  • Hannah Irvine
  • Hannah Davies
  • Tri 1st
  • Grace Christian
  • Sarah Rush
  • Julie Washbourne

The BRAT Ball will return in Spring 2013 – watch this space for more details!  Further thanks to Joel Griffin and the Social Subcommittee (Daisy, Derek, Grace, Nicola, and others) for putting on such an excellent social event.

On 11 April 2013 In Social News

The world famous BRAT Ball returns on Saturday 27 April 2013.  The venue is the Jury's Inn in the centre of Birmingham, where we held the highly successful BRAT 10th anniversary ball in 2011.  The evening begins at 19.30 with drinks and a delicious 3 course meal (which can be selected in the BRAT Shop).  Entertainment for the evening will be provided by The Regulators, an excellent live band with at least one BRAT member - Chris Davy - and a disco.  Please book your places in the BRAT Shop (under Events), as soon as possible - and we will see you there!