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Masters Road Relays – Time to Enter

Good morning ageing, old, infirm, possibly deluded, but still very keen BRATS. Now is the time to embrace Spring, remember which is your right from left shoe, and demonstrate your undoubted pace. If you are still reading this and you are under 35, then you need to get out more. Yes, Masters National Road Relay…
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National Road Relays – Men’s Manager Report

Well done team, and well done all the Midland teams. Good solid performances. Current course was introduced in 2015 and is slightly longer (3.16 miles Vs 2.995). I think there were pbs for Nathan, Karl, and Thanos. Dan missing his Midland pb by only  seconds, and Colin 5 seconds. 36th overall and 32nd A team.  7th in Midlands…
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Midland 6-stage and 12-stage Road Relays

Saturday 23rd March saw Team BRAT head to Sutton Park for the Midland 6-stage and 12-stage Spring Road Relays. The sun was shining and the conditions were some of the best we’ve ever had for the relays, an improvement on the blizzard that runners battled with at the same event in 2018. BRAT had two…
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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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