BRAT Juniors return to action!

With COVID restrictions being lifted and pilot meetings having been completed, the last couple of weekends have seen a number of BRAT Juniors in action. U15’s Lily Smith, May Smith and Mali Lloyd-Griffiths all had an early start in Nuneaton on Sunday 30th August with the 100m. Lily and Mali were also in the Long Jump,…
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BRAT AGM 4th October 2020

Now that club activities have resumed in a number of areas, we are aiming to hold the BRAT 2020 AGM on 4th October 2020 at 18:00. This meeting will be held ONLINE!!! To receive an invite, please email and Mike Purnell will add you to the AGM invite list. Importatly, you need to be…
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Meet the Triathlete – Annie Byrne

When it comes to running and swimming fast, there aren’t many who can catch Annie Byrne! She’s quick on a bike too… read all about how she goes about her training in this edition of ‘Meet the Triathlete’

Carney’s Training Blog

Why is it that when you start a race at too fast a pace, you end up dying and inevitably fade and slow down. The note below (hopefully) explains what is going on and why this happens. Lactate Response Curve

Nigel’s Friday Challenge (10)

We have reached the big 10 and the Friday challenge steps up – well actually it runs up this week The Friday hill challenge Something a little different this Friday – you’re going outside either on the pavement or a grassy area. Find an area which has an incline. I’ll leave it up to you…
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Nigel’s Friday Challenge (9)

More form Nigel in the series of Friday Challenges. What would we do without them ! The Big One! Remind yourself of the video of Alexander’s routine – this week you need to do ALL 10 of his exercises. Here’s the routine: 1) Sit ups – 20 to do (you can just do the straight…
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Coach Carney’s Training Blog

In a strange year where it looks likely that there will be limited, if any, competition, what better time to engage with wisdom of our coaches? Here is a very interesting short blog from Coach Carney – well worth a read!

AGM postponement

Dear BRATS, Due to the covid-19 pandemic, the BRAT Club is in a period of forced suspension.  The executive committee and all BRAT coaches and session leaders are committed to relaunching training sessions as soon as government advice makes it permissible to do so, and as soon as facilities/arrangements can be secured. At this time,…
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Meet the Triathlete – Rosie Davies

May brings another opportunity to meet one of the BRAT Club’s triathletes. This month it’s ‘remote BRAT’ Rosie Davies. She may no longer be based in Birmingham but Rosie trains and races proudly in her BRAT kit all through the year.

Nigel’s Friday Challenge (8)

So another week flies by and it’s time for another Friday workout Stand to Attention FridayThis Friday you are required to stand to attention – perfectly upright, shoulders back, head up…Bend your knees and lower yourself to the floor using your hands to ‘walk’ across the floor until you reach a press up position –…
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