Colin Jones blasting out the miles at the SITC Ultra

Tuesday Track

A tough session laid on by Run Leader Alison involving speedy straights and slow bends. After a few warm up laps and exercises the gang got into the serious business of the nights session. This involved fast runs down the two straights with jog/walk recovery on the bends. The runners managed between 10 and 15 reps  each for a tough session which was enjoyed by all.

Next week’s track session (the last before Christmas) will be Captain Rob’s festive 400s: a few laps warm up then 10×400 metres with 90 seconds recovery between each set. Santa hats optional. Jim Peter’s Track, Mayesbrook Park, 19.00 till 20.00 £2.00 for members and £3.00 for non-members with tea, coffee and biscuits afterwards.

Chingford League

Wednesday night saw the first Chingford league 5k at the Olympic Park Velodrome. On a cold and windy evening, Joseph Grange, Natalie Traylen, Jason Li, James Hall and Nehal Patel represented BRR on the road section of the Velodrome cycle track, a tough, hilly, challenging course. The runners were ably supported on the night by Alison Fryatt, Chris Anastasi and Greg Adams. First event of the night was the shorter distance junior race with Joseph Grange finishing first in the under 13s in a time of 7:15. Next was the women’s race with Natalie Traylen finishing in a time of 27.06. Final race of the evening was the men’s race. Representing BRR were James Hall 21:47, Jason Li 27:07 and Nehal Patel 27:31.

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Thursday night’s long run, starting at the Jo Richardson School in Gale Street, was the Parsloes-Upney led by Nige Swaby. The full loop was 10k but members undertook a variety of distance depending on fitness and ability, with some doing extra mileage if they are in training for longer races half and full marathons etc. Runners meet at 18.45 for a 9.00 start.

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Saturday parkruns

Many BRR members participate in the various local – and sometimes not so local – parkruns as either as runners or volunteers. These are free to enter 5k runs starting 09.00 on Saturday mornings. The full list of BRR runners from Saturday:

Valentines Park : Kevin Wotton 22:00, Kresh Veerasamy 37:41

Barking Park : Mahbub Khan 22:58, Rosie Fforde 23:44, Sally Bridge 26:38, Les Jay 28:16, Alain Cooper 29:23, Martin Brooks 30:12, Dawn Blake 34:52, Nikki Cranmer 34:53, Rob Courtier 35:09, Alan Murphy 52:40.

Cheltenham : Joe Stacey 18:35.

Clacton Sea Front : Margeret Byers 51:11.

Lowestoft : Rory Burr 21:00

Ifield Mill Pond : Antony Leckerman 22:50.

Sunday Long run and Sikhs in the City Dawn to Dusk

Several members were at the usual Hainault Country Park Sunday morning run this week covering distances of between 5 and 10 miles off road through the forest and surrounding area. Next week Captain Rob has a nice hill session planned to prepare for the upcoming Hadleigh Cross Country race on the 29th December. Meet in the car park near the cafe in Fox Burrow Road for a 9.30 start.

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Sunday was also the Sikhs in the City Dawn to Dusk run with several current and former BRR runners competing at various distances. The 10k was won by BRR second-claim member Lee Johnson. Also in the 10k for BRR was Ron Vialls, who finished the tough course in 49:06.

Alison Fryatt did 13.85 miles (11 laps) in a time of 2:52:50. The very impressive Natalie Traylen ran an ultra distance 32 miles (25 laps) in 6:13:59 and Colin Jones also ran an ultra and completed 51.3 miles (41 laps) in 7:59:13.

Well done to all the BRR runners this week.

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