Saturday, 10 February 2018 20:27

Track and Field Dates 2018 - Junior and Senior

The dates and venues this season are

Midland Men and Women Senior League - Div.2 

Sunday 6th May at Rugby 
Saturday 2nd June at Worcester (This will be joint hosted by Halesowen and BRAT - help required ) 
Note this is a change of venue and was Tipton

Saturday 7th July at Abingdon 
Saturday 5th August at Stoke 

Heart of England Junior League -  Div.3 

Saturday 5th May - Saffron Lane Leicester (BRAT joint hosting - help required) 
Sunday 24th June - Saffron Lane Leicester 
Sunday 8th July - Corby 

Note the final two fixtures have switched venues (was previosuly Corby then Leicester)

Monday, 05 February 2018 22:00


Saturday 3rd Feb saw the cream of British student athletes assemble on the outskirts of Uxbridge for the BUCS (British Universities and Colleges Sport) Cross Country Champs.

Two BRATs lined up in the ladies race of 6.5km with over seven hundred other starters, The two laps were already boggy and heavy going, but continual rain on the day meant the course very quickly got churned up and became even heavier going.

Anne Kenchington running for Manchester finished in an impressive 67th place. Anne has only just returned to training after a lengthy lay off and took the opportunity to compete in her last BUCS XC before heading into her finals for her Geography degree - good luck Anne.

Performance of the day went to Molly Browne running for Coventry who finished in a superb 20th with most of the top ten having international representations already under their belts. Molly is in the first year of her Ph.D. so plenty to look forward to in coming years.

The quality of the race this year was summed up by Athletics Weekly

"The women’s race was also a high-quality affair and possibly the best ever according to some observers."

"The high quality was illustrated by National and Inter-Counties winner and Commonwealth Games-bound Jess Judd finishing fifth."

The ladies race was won by Harriet Knowles-Jones running for Manchester.

The men's race was won by Alex Yee running for Leeds Beckett. Alex can be seen below taking a spill at the river crossing.


Published in Running News

Following his 4th place in the 200m in 20.87s at European Team championships in Vaasa Finland on June 23-25th, David Lima has realised his potential and long term dream and has qualified for the World Athletics Championships in London in August.  He was competing in an international meeting in La Chaux du Fonds in Switzerland this weekend and ran a club record time of 20.30s in winning the 200m, well inside the 20.44s entry standard.  He also won the 100m in another club record time of 10.14s, just 0.02s outside the qualifying standard for that event.


David therefore becomes the first BRAT athlete to compete at a World Championships and the club wishes him a successful experience at the ultimate level of competition.

Published in Athletics News
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