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IT ISN’T ALL ABOUT THE SUFFERING

There is more to BRAT

The BRAT Club prides itself on being a fun and friendly club with lots of  activities to participate in throughout the year. This could be our annual organised awards night, post training coffees, or the many ad-hoc social meetups. Keep an eye on social media and newsletters for more info!

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Club Awards Night – November 23rd 2019 – The highlight of the year is the annual awards night in November, where everyone comes together to celebrate the successes of our junior and senior triathletes, runners, track and field athletes and volunteers across the season.
Turn up and you might just see a local sporting celebrity presenting.

Black Tie Ball 7th December 2019 – The BRAT Ball is an opportunity to get those party frocks on, hit the dance floor and let your hair down after a hard year of racing! A fun evening of drinking, dancing and partying with those who you have been training with across is always popular with our senior members.  This year the BRAT Ball returns to Canalside Bar in the Cube – more info to follow but put the date in your diaries!!!

Post Race Socials – Look out for info on races where you will find groups of BRATs racing, both on the road and at a variety of off-road events in the winter.   Most of these come with a post-race social attached.  Key dates for socials attached to races:   Birmingham Half-marathon – Sunday 13th October 2019 post race beers – venue tbc.   Baggeridge Tuff-Un (formerly Suicide Six)  – November 24th 2019 – We always follow this race up with a large communal pie in Mad O’Rourkes Pie Factory in Tipton.  Watch out for the posts on social media to join the fun!

Mountain Biking Weekends – Bi-annual trips to Wales or another trail centre are a great opportunity to ride or run in a different location. These events are open to all, whether novice or experienced. Members might ride for part / some or all of the day, and many just come for a weekend walking. They are extremely popular and always well attended. See the BRAT MTB Facebook.  We have just posted a date for October 2019.

Trips Abroad – With the growing popularity of marathons and triathlons abroad, there are groups who will often travel to Mallorca, Tenerife, Gran Canaria for bike training, as well as Paris, Berlin and Frankfurt for marathons. If you are interested in finding out about these trips, post to our social media (links are in the page footer).

BRATaccino – The Saturday 10:00 Cannon Hill session is well attended and post-training “BRATuccino” is an opportunity to get to know club members. Often flagged at the end of the training sessions, make sure you come along to the MAC and say hello.  There is always plenty of time for a chat and a coffee/cake to celebrate another session done!

We do all enjoy our sport – and the sense of support we get from others in the club. But it’s so much more than just about finding training partners  – it’s about being part of the big BRAT family and feeling part of a healthy community.
Find out about amazing things that BRATs are doing.
Family time in the park

Developing a healthy relationship with sport from a young age is an important goal of our engagement with juniors – or they can just come with their parents!

How many BRATs does it take?

Sometimes with the best laid plans, and best preparation it’s literally all hands to the pump to keep the group moving on a Sunday ride.