Welcome To Bracknell Forest Runners

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Next Track Session

All members are encouraged to take part in our track training sessions. Obviously some members will be moving around the track faster than others so do pay attention to those around you. In particular when you are in recovery mode, moving slowly or indeed walking please do so in lanes 3 to 6 leaving lanes 1 and 2 for those moving at speed. For safety reasons headphones are prohibited.

22 Nov 2017
(A+B+C) Mixed intervals



We have 10 places available for Brighton Marathon 15th April 2018.

We will ballot these at the mince pies evening after the London marathon places.

Anyone who is unsuccessful in the London Ballot will automatically go into the Brighton ballot (assuming they want to)

The Brighton ballot is also open to any other club members so if you would like to put your name in the hat for a club place for Brighton please email secretary@bracknell-forest.runners.org.uk.

To be clear this is guaranteed entry which will cost £69:50

The Big Half 2018 - Opportunity to help

Hi Team,

Please take a momment to read this about opportunity to volunteer at The Big Half in London next year



The committee are delighted to announce that with the support of Barnes Fitness (Ellie and Ian Gosling) our Final Championship 5km race of the season will be an exclusive BFR race.

When: Saturday 16th December - race starts at 9am – arrive by 8:30am to collect numbers

Where: Dinton Pastures  Country Park, Davis Street, Hurst, RG10 0TH

The route is the same as the Dinton Summer Series 5km events so a single lap course around Black and White Swan lakes respectively. The course is fast and pretty much flat and is all on paths – please note that if it has been raining puddles may accumulate on the course!

As we have to pay for use of the land there will be an entry fee of £5 – this will include water after the event and (if you’re really nice to Ellie) a mince pie as well! As this event will be followed the Barnes Fitness annual Santa Dash races there will be a seasonal theme and after paying for use of the land the remainder of the entry fee will go to Barnes Fitness’s chosen charity Building for the Future – a locally based parent led charity that provides activities, support and therapy for children with disabilities and/or additional needs.

Entries to our exclusive race must be made by no later than 12pm on Friday 15th December by email to Secretary@bracknell-forest-runners.org.uk with payment of £5 made to the club account in advance of the event – please note that we will NOT be able to accept entries on the day. We will run the same finishing system of handing out finishing tokens as we do for the handicap races.

As it is a championship race you MUST wear club kit – there can be no exceptions for this so if you don’t have your club vest/t shirt already it is YOUR responsibility to collect if from Deena prior to the day – no club kit = no race. 

We do not have exclusive use of the park for this event so whilst there will be a lead bike to warn other park users there are runners coming please be polite and courteous to other users and give them plenty of vocal warning if you are coming up behind them!  No headphones (including bone conducting headphones) will be allowed at all - anyone wearing headphones will be disqualified and will not receive a finish time.

This is a measured and timed event so results are eligible for PB smileys (and club records!) if you put in the effort! 

Whilst we appreciate that many members choose to take part in parkrun events on a Saturday morning we have struggled to find a suitable local 5km event that we can use for our final championship 5km event of the season so as a committee we feel that this is the best available option to the club to allow as many people as possible to take part. Championship races are not compulsory so members are free to join in as they wish or choose to opt out if they prefer. There is a small charge for parking at Dinton Pastures so we encourage you all to car share where possible

See this link for information on the Santa Dash and Mini Dash races which will take place after our exclusive event – bring the family to cheer you on the championship event and then enter and run together after in the main event!


Guest Coaching Session Wednesday November 29th

On Wednesday November 29th, we will be bringing you a track session with a difference. 

We have arranged for performance coach Martin Yelling to run the track set, followed by a training Q & A.

If you have not heard of Martin, he is the coaching advisor for Men’s Running magazine and the Virgin London Marathon. He represented England at road and cross country running, and has since coached at all levels from novices to professional runners and celebrities such as Eddie Izzard. He is co-founder of the Bournemouth Marathon Festival, co-presenter of the UK’s no 1 running podcast Marathon Talk and is married to Olympic runner Liz Yelling.
Unfortunately we will have to limit the number of people on the track that evening to around 50, so will be drawing names of those who wish to participate.

There will be road runs available if you don’t get picked.

Following the track session we will be moving down the road to the Easthampstead Baptist Church Hall for Martin’s Q & A session. There is plenty of room in the hall, so even if you did not take part in the track session, we hope you will join us afterwards.

If you would like to join the track session, please email secretary@bracknell-forest-runners.org.uk to get your name in the hat. Please state Martin Yelling as the subject title.

BFR Newsletter 06.11.2017 + Christmas Party Details

Hi Team,

Latest Newsletter here

Christmas Party details here

Thursday 9th - Torchlight Run @ The Lookout

For a bit of fun we will be doing an hour run in the dark through the forest, starting at 7pm from The Lookout carpark (where we meet on a Sunday). Head/Body Torches are mandatory, please

I will be leading a 9mm group, and we will have a more relaxed pace group led also - This is not an official club run, just for fun

Thanks, Mike and the Team

BFR Newsletter 30.10.2017 - Introducing Runner of The Month

Hi Team,

Check out the latest newsletter here!

Heart Screening and Running Health

Following a Facebook post by Andy Pitts regarding two incidents of cardiac arrest at GSR last weekend it was suggested that the club could provide a heart screening event for it's members.

I investigated this possibility and found the cost to be £7500 to test 100 people - we would also need to provide a venue with five rooms to facilitate the screening and they will only test people aged between 14 and 35, so unfortunately this is not something that we have the funds or administrative capacity to organise.

HOWEVER - if you are concerned about underlying heart conditions and wish to arrange to have a test yourself there are two options detailed below:

Individual appointments (which will be free of charge, unless otherwise stated) can be booked at any of their clinics which are open to the general public, the current list is on their website: www.testmyheart.org.uk

You can also speak to your GP - I had an ECG last year at my local surgery which i requested as I have a much higher than average heart rate when exercising. All results were normal Smiling

If you have any concerns about your health in relation to running please consult your GP at the earliest available opportunity


Mme Sec and your committee

BFR Newsletter 14.10.20172

Hi Team,

Latest BFR newsletter can be found here


Have a read here!




Want to write something for the blog site?


email me secretary@bracknell-forest-runners.org.uk


Mme Sec and your committee

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