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BRATs Spin-off

Back at the tail end of 2018, 20 hardcore BRATs (are there any other kind?) formed a team for a spin-off competition at the University of Birmingham, against several of their sports clubs, community members, and staff. The competition involved half an hour max effort on a spinning bike for each participant in the team.…
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BRATs Tri Harder and #TriLikeMe

BRAT and Team GB triathlete Lauren is the inspirational star of Tri Harder: What it takes to win a triathlon. Former BRAT Rosie is featured in British Triathlon’s current #TriLikeMe campaign. Read what she has to say about her triathlon experiences. It’s great to see more club kit on BT’s website, after triathlete and coach Elliott featured last year in their…
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Midlands 12/ 6 Stage Relays – Time to Enter

Yes BRAT mates, Spring is on its way. No more sharp spikes to stick in you and no more mud. If the club is your priority, then so is this. Let’s build on our XC performances and get our heart rates and speed up for this great event, that is the Road Relays. All running…
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Midland Counties Indoor Championships

The BRAT sprint hurdlers enjoyed a very successful day at part 1 of the Midland Indoor Championships at HPC Birmingham on February 10th. Prince Ayeh replicated his outdoor sprint hurdle success at the outdoor championships last year by winning the 60mH in a pb time of 8.86s. Three of our young hurdlers who have moved…
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Midland League XC Finale

The final Midland League XC fixture was held south of Gloucester, despite the questionable Midlands location, the course was definitely worth the trip down the M5. The first challenge was navigating the farm animals and mud (which had been significantly lacking this cross-country season) to reach the start. Despite the strong winds, the BRAT flag…
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BRAT’s Stagger to Victory!

Anne Kenchington kept her feet as she became the fastest female at the 2019 Stourbridge Stagger 10 Mile (Sunday 3 February). Anne took on this steep challenge and won. There were nearly 500 entries in the 10 mile race and a further 85 in the 7k – making it the biggest turnout to date. The weather…
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BRAT Ladies make history at the Midland XC Championships 2019

Standing in a hilly, muddy field on a slightly soggy Saturday could mean only one thing … cross country. This time Team BRAT were up against the best runners and clubs in the Midlands for the regional cross country championships. The familiar venue of Newbold Comyn in Leamington saw the return of the dreaded ditch…
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2nd Midland Counties indoor open meeting

Some very fine performances were recorded by the large number of BRAT athletes who took part in the second Midland counties indoor and outdoor throws open meeting on January 26th/27th. Star performance was by Lily Smith who broke the club record in the U13 Long Jump with a fantastic leap of 4.47m , to place…
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End of XC Season Celebrations! – Sat 09/02/19

Saturday 9th February is the final race in the Cross Country season, so let’s get together, celebrate and commiserate the results for 2018-2019. Even if you haven’t raced, then please come along to the Junction, Harborne (B17 9PT) from 19:00 to hear more about our results and the plans for the 2019 Track and Field…
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2019 Track and Field – Strong start for BRAT’s

The start of the season took place for the track and field athletes in Sheffield with some great results for our competitors. Individual recognition for:– Alex Clegg Midlands U23 (Bronze) – Indoor Heptathlon Championships (4371pts). Juniors took part in the first Midland Counties indoor open meeting in Birmingham with a great deal of success. – U13G Lily…
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