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Track Etiquette: During track sessions lanes one and two are for speed effort. Do not walk in lanes one or two as this may cause accidents; when recovering use lanes three to six. Finally headphones must not be used during track sessions.
29 May 2013
A small but select band of 8 members completed yesterday's Woodland 5.
Steve Balby finished second overall (and first senior) in a little under 33 minutes.
Our first lady home was Laura Readings in a little under 41 minutes.
Reminder race 3 (July 24) in this series is a championship event
The order for the hooded tops is now finialised. Please find your details via the following link. If incorrect PLEASE let me know quickly.
Please pay by cheque to Bracknell Forest Runners or online transfer to the club account (Details on the About Us page)
Cheques can be handed to any committee member, just please let me know via email that you have given a cheque to someone.
I will confirm when we have recieved all payments, and will bring the tops along to the track when finished.
Sounds a bit different!
Royal Air Force Shawbury are proud to announce the inaugural RAF Shawbury 10km race on Sunday 7th July 2013 at 1100.
The event will be held on the airfield which is home to all basic UK military helicopter flying training. They believe this offers a unique opportunity to run on an active military airfield and to have the chance to set a personal best on its impeccable running surface.
Weather permitting, to accompany the day we are also delighted to announce a parachute display from the RAF Falcons and also a flypast from the Battle of Britain Memorial Flight’s Dakota. With other stalls and entertainment, it is set to be a great day for both athletes and families.
Race entries may be completed online with the closing date set at 28 Jun 13.
There will not be a track session next Wednesday May 15th. Instead you are invited to meet at the Lookout at 6:45 where we will be holding the First of our 5k club handicaps of 2013.
The concept is very simple – the slower runners will start first and the faster runners will start last using a handicap time. In theory we all finish together and the timekeepers have heart attacks trying to record all the finishing times.
The good thing is that anyone in the club can win this run and so EVERYONE should come along and take part.
There will be two further runs later in the year and there will be some goodies at the end. Please drop me an e-mail or text with an estimate of how quickly you will complete the 5k (3.1 miles) so we can get the handicaps worked out.
Want to draw the order to a close by Wednesday 15th May. Money is to be paid to Bracknell Forest Runners, so via Online Transfer (Preferably) or cheque. Please avoid cash if at all possible. £24.60 per top
We can also get sweatshirts in the same green if anyone would like one of these, pricing to be confirmed
Our October 5th Champ race is a 5k Parkrun - So why not get registered now and print your barcode?
Any issues that can't be solved? Don't have an email address?
Let one of the committee know and we will work it out.
I’m getting together BFR teams for the 2 big relay races coming up;
Runnymede Runners Relay - Saturday 6th July 12.00 Noon Multi-terrain relay, at Windsor Great Park.
Teams of 6 Runners, Approximate leg lengths are 5.25 miles for legs 1, 3, 5 and 2.75 miles for legs 2, 4, 6.
BFR will cover race entry fees (For those running in club kit, for the club), but to reserve your place we request a £5 deposit that will be refunded on the day
BFR Bounders Relay - 16 July 7.00PM - Broadmoor Car Park
Each member of a 4 person will run a loop of approx 2 miles. Teams are Men, Women & Mixed
BFR will cover race entry fees (For those running in club kit, for the club)
I will tally up teams on the Forum using the following link.
There will be normal training tonight 6:00PM at the Lookout. Alan Bent will be leading the new group at around 9 to 10 M/M. There will be two further groups at 7.5 M/M and 8.5 M/M.
Sunday training will also be as normal i.e. 9:20AM at the Lookout. We will be doing an hour or so run split into separate ability groups.
On Monday a number of you will be taking part in the Shinfield 10k. This is a championship event and it looks like the organisers are accepting entries on the day.
Also on Monday there will be training at the Lookout at 9:20AM. There will not be an evening training run.
On Sunday we had quite possibly our biggest ever turn out of BFR runners at the Bracknell Half. In total 48 members completed the course.
We were led home by Neal Jeffs for the boy in 80 minutes and Julia Robinson for the ladies in 87 minutes. Julie and Becky Brunsdon were both prize winners.
Further down the field we had 12 members' record personal bests and 3 members who achieved 10 WICAT stars. A big thank you to all our members who assisted Chris Vaal and his organising committee to put on a superb race.
So a great day out across the board for all of our team.
The on-line ballot has NOW CLOSED team.
We hope everyone who wanted to apply got in on time.