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BRAT Club suspension of all training sessions

BRAT Club suspends all training sessions during national restrictions.

BRAT Junior Athletics – End of Season

U15 twins Lily and May Smith travelled to Stretford, Manchester on 26th September, with both doing the 100m and 200m and Lily also competing in the Long Jump. Lily was tantalisingly close to her PB in the long jump again with a jump of 4.80m and May beat her PB in the 200m by 0.13…
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BRAT Juniors – September action!

September has been a busy month for Open Events, and a number of Junior BRATS have made the most of the opportunity for some end of season action.  U15 Morgan Hill was the only BRAT at Charnwood on 9th where he ran a PB in the 3000m with a time of 10.32mins – 15secs faster…
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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 secretary@bratclub.co.uk 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.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!