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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.https://bratclub.co.uk/wp-content/uploads/2020/03/alex_clegg_core_ex_1.mp4 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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Nigel’s Friday Challenge (7)

It may be a Bank Holiday but that’s not reason enough to stop….So here’s the Bumper Bank Holiday edition from Nigel. Bank Holiday Friday Challenge In keeping with the military theme let’s do some Sergeant Jumps this Friday. Stand sideways on to a wall.Bend at the knees using your arm/hand nearest the wall to reach…
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Nigel’s Friday Challenge (6)

Alternate Squat Thrusts. Have a look at the video of Alexander doing alternate squats – the third exercise in the sequence.https://bratclub.co.uk/wp-content/uploads/2020/03/alex_clegg_core_ex_1.mp4 Three options this week; Option 1 – the easy option.Do 100, non-stop, squats. Stop, rest for one minute then do another 100 squats. Option 2 – the hard optionYou need to have a wooden…
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BRAT Summerfield Smash 5k 2020 (POSTPONED until TBC)

A fast race for those that care about their time (no matter what that time may be). A simple event with minimal fuss. No t-shirts, medals, goody bags, etc. Just run hard, get a PB, go home proud and repeatedly refresh Pof10 until time appears. Facebook event – click here Latest Updates 20/07/2020 POSTPONED UNTIL…
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