After the recent quiet weeks with no racing thanks to various storms, BRR had a busy weekend this week with parkruns, Chingford League relays, half marathons and a special cross country race at Hainault.

Tuesday’s track session was a tough one with a couple of warm up laps and sprint drills followed by 12 x 400m with 200m recovery and a cool down.

Thursday’s midweek run out was a wet one for those who took it on. The route for the night was the Green Lane loop of about 10.7k

Thursday crew a bit on the wet side

Saturday was parkrun day and also the Chingford League relays at Wanstead.


Owen Wainhouse 21.14, James Hall 22.13, Rosie Fforde 23.27, Nehal Patel 24.57, John Lang 25.45, Wayne McAllister 29.32, Greg Adams 29.49, Natalie Traylen 30.29, Patricia Browning 30.37, Amanda Jane Heslegrave 31.36, Jason Li 31.37, Jenni Birch 34.18, Nikki Cranmer 34.30, Dawn Blake 34.31, Robert Courtier 36.0 and Alan Murphy 54.49.


Kevin Wotton 24.03, Andrew Gwilliam 28.14, and Vicki Groves 29.21.

Chalkwell Beach

Antony Leckerman 21.20, Rory Burr 21.25, and Ron Vialls 23.44.

Moors Valley

Paul Ward 21.29.

Roding Valley 

Joe Stacey 19.46.

Wanstead Flats

Les Jay 31.51.

Sunny Hill

Barry Culling 27.01.


Margaret Byers 54.40.

BRR entered three teams in the Chingford League finale which were the relay races at Wanstead Flats.  Each team consisted of four runners running a 3.2 km leg on the muddy course with a some runners doing extra legs as they were in more than one team. Team 1 consisted of James Hall, Gary Coombes, Andrew Gwilliam and Nehal Patel. Team 2 was Nehal Atelier (Ed – really?), Les Jay, Jason Li and James Hall. Team 3 consisted of Rosie Fforde, Natalie Traylen, Gary Coombes and Isobel Pinedo Borobio. Jason and Natalie also received mugs for 100% attendance in the League.     

 Chingford relay runners and the 100%ers

It was a busy Sunday for BRR. At Hainault Forest there was a special a cross country race as the last two League races were cancelled. BRR put on a XC run to decide the internal Club trophies for the cross country season. A two-lap course totalling 4.5 miles was decided on with a few hills and plenty of mud thrown in. A total of 22 runners lined up at the start with Joe Stacey and Debbie Coyle being victorious in their respective races. The top three ladies for the season counting best three of four races were Debbie Coyle in 1st place on 300 points with Rosie Fforde and Charlotte Owen in Joint second with 294 points. For the men, 1st place went to Joe Stacey with 299 points, 2nd James Lowndes 297 points, and Rory Burr in 3rd with 291 points. The full results are now available on TeamUp.

BRR at Hainault, and Joe’s (not so) secret winning diet.

Also on Sunday a few BRR runners competed in the Roding Half Marathon with BRR life member Vicky Henderson finishing 1st lady for the 2nd time in three years in a time of 1:32:27. Also running were Wayne Palmer 2:05:31 and Andy Hiller 2:13:10.

Cristina and Trevor Cooper competed in a duathlon at Lea Valley Velopark with Trevor recording a PB of 51:13 and Cristina in 1:05:02.

Trevor and Cristina

Thanks to the photographers 




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