Tuesday night’s track session was well attended again and this week we had the ‘Goldilocks’ session. After a couple of warm up laps and drills the session started with 3x400m, 2x600m and 1x1km and then back down the pyramid followed by a lap or two cool down. Everyone enjoyed the session and thanked Paul for taking it.

Thursday’s midweek run took in the Chadwell Heath loop this week, starting and finishing at the Jo Richardson School in Gale Street.

Saturday was parkrun day with BRR runners well represented at the local and not so local runs.

There were 172 runners at Barking this week continuing the increased numbers each week since Christmas, and setting a new, non-Christmas Day, record. That was good news for Helen Hoyle, from the University of Bristol, who was carrying out some research on the impact of parkrun. She will be back again in the summer, to see if nicer weather has a different effect on how people feel about parkrun (answer will probably be no – we’re all parkrun nuts!). BRR runners this week were:


Nehal Patel 23:52,  Adrian Davison 25:12, Isobel Pinedo Borobio 26:47, Jason Li 27:15, Gopal Myilsamy 27:42, Les Jay 27:43, Sally Bridge 28:08, Annette Prior 28:23, John Lang 28:28, Tom Coughlan 30:47, Greg Adams 32:01, Dawn Blake 34:49, Nikki Cranmer 34:50 Jenni Birch 36:30, Kirsten Hiller 36:37, Micky Ball 38, 52, Robert Courtier 39:00, Natalie Traylen 39:02 and Alan Murphy 53:03


Vicki Groves 28:31,Kevin Wotton 30:23, Kresh Veerasamy 34:46.


Antony Leckerman 25:45.

Mole Valley

Trevor Cooper 24:40, Cristina Cooper 34:50.


Rory Burr 20:23.


Barry Culling 26:14.

Sunday should have been South Essex Cross Country League race No. 4, but thanks to storm Ciara the race was cancelled. Unfortunately, an alternative date for the race couldn’t be found so the last race in this year’s league will be at Weald Park on the 23rd February. BRR need a good turn out for this race to avoid relegation into Division 3 for next year. 

Hainault was also a no-go due to the weather but a few die-hards decided to have a run out from the Daily Munch café, Upney Lane, retiring to the said establishment for a well earned hot drink afterwards.


A well earned cuppa at the Daily Munch



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