Race the Tide – Puretrail UK

Well done to Nichola Sinclair for completing the half marathon event (with two extra bonus miles thrown in to add to the fun). This was Nicky’s first half marathon and her longest run to date. Finish time 3:13:45

Update from our Chairman Fran Vosper

See Fran’s Facebook video post on the Club closed Facebook page (sorry Dee doesn’t have the web skills to post a link to the video here)

Due to Covid restrictions there will not be an AGM this year, if you have any issues you want to raise please contact Fran or Becky

The Bodmin Half Marathon is cancelled. We are considering a September date but due to rescheduling of other races, this may not be an option

If you haven’t already done so, please pay your membership fees. There may be a discount on next year’s fee due to the Club not meeting during the Pandemic. If you want to find a group (of up to 6) to run with on club nights please check out the club facebook page or contact Becky (bexster1376@gmail.com)

The Christmas Party is unlikely to go ahead

Remember the rule of 6, BRR will not be liable for any groups fined for breaking this rule. Please keep posting your photos of runs, the’re brilliant

Catch up of August Activities

Well done to Claire Barlow for completing Bys Vyken Events’ The Goat, a virtual challenge with over 37,000 feet of elevation. Claire completed the challange in less than a month and managed to fit in a 28 mile solo run in preparation for her 50k River Exe ultra.

Membership Fees

Good afternoon lovely BRR members, yesterday we had our first (outdoor) committee meeting since lockdown , we thought we should have a chat about the club in the strange and wonderful times. Fran will be posting a catch up later in the week in the form of his “not the 9 o’clock news” but we need keep you all updated about membership fees. Originally membership fees should have been paid in March to start the 1st April 2020 until 31st March 2021, with all the upheaval of the last few months we were all happy to let this run over for a few months while many were furloughed and times were uncertain. Now we are up and running with regular groups on Tuesdays and Thursdays although of restricted numbers we need to ask that everyone wishing to remain a member of the club pays their outstanding membership fees by the 20th September, that’s 2 weeks from today, after that we will assume you no longer wish to rejoin and will remove you from the closed Facebook group. To be fair to those members who paid earlier in the year we ask that everyone pays the full years fee and we will look at a discounted membership fee next year for the months where the club could not meet. Full membership fee is £36 for single runner who wishes to be affiliated, £62 for a couple. Second claim runners and non-competitive are £23. Please contact Rebecca Bateman if you need our account details (these have not changed). If anyone would like to rejoin but needs more time to pay please contact me (Becky) privately. Many thanks for your support over the last few months of the club, as guideline change we will keep you updated. Take care of yourselves

The committee

2020 Endurancelife Classic Quarter

44 miles and 5531 feet of ascent from Lizard Point to Lands End

Well done to Gail Hartill who finished 3rd female in the solo event ( 7:19:30) and Chris Madeley who finished 6th in the two person relay with Richard Chynoweth (7:13:04). Thanks to Endurancelife for the photos.

Full results: https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/1lTr1LWeaMtG3_RhKEBSZbtoxcIzObK9kufYuz5l8aHc/edit#gid=0

Saints Way Challenge 2020

A one day 28.5 mile challenge following the Saints Way from Padstow to Fowey. Organised by Purple Gecko Events. Thanks to #purplegeckoevents, Blue Kite Photography, Fran Vosper and Ritchie Richardson for the photos.

Great turn out from Bodmin Road Runners. Fantastic running from Emma who was first female over the finish line. Well done to Louise Richardson and Marty Barnfield for completing their first marathon and ultra events

Full results : https://www.resultsbase.net/event/5136/results

4:54:29 Emma Stephens (1st female) (1st senior female)

5:06:08 Marty Barnfield (3rd in Age Category)

5:35:43 Jane Stephens (Mudcrew) 1st in Age category

5:37:51 Andrew Vosper (2nd in Age category)

5:43:40 Antony Boardman

6:24:23 Jane Stedman (100 Marathon Club) (3rd in Age category)

6:25:04 Louise Richardson

6:32:32 Kerri Rowe

6:32:37 Julie Oxenham

6:32:37 Nicky Brenton

6:32:50 Helen Stevenson

7:24:55 Annie Page

Not a Parkrun, Parkrun

A group of hardened runners took on the Lanhydrock parkrun this morning. Katie turned up early and got a head start, Lesley Was the RD and ensured all health and safety was adhered to and started the run but bravely said “leave me behind I’ll fend for myself”. Damian went off like a rocket down the hill and I had to work hard to match him , we were on for a PB (in my head!) and then a farmer rang my phone for a highly inconvenient chat about a cow with a sore foot just by Mary’s corner! Damian picked up the pace and shouted he could see Katie across the field (he couldn’t, but it made me kick in!) we got to the finish line which was accurately marked by Katie and congratulated our selves on our fastest park run time in August. I just hope Lesley got back safe

Run Report by Phil


Since the risk level in the UK has lowered and given the recent news of local outbreaks occurring in the UK and parts of Europe we felt it was important for the welfare of our members and families to be open and support each other. It is Important that our families and members take the spread of the virus seriously and we do all we can to prevent it spreading further and putting others at risk. With regards to club activities, we see no reason to expand the current group maximum of six for any club sessions at the moment. BRR is a relatively small club and even before covid19 groups of more than six other than Tuesdays sessions were rare and taking into consideration the way the individual groups generally split up, we believe the group of six or less is much easier to manage in keeping us safe.We believe we have enough leaders to manage this safely. So if you are in need of run and are not already in a group please make yourself known and we will do our best to accommodate you.If any arranged group gets a cancellation/drop out please advertise this on the BRR Facebook page. We strongly advise you all to follow general guidance and that you do not come to sessions if you have any flu or virus symptoms as detailed in the link above. Leaders will need to keep a record of who they take out in case we have to supply information to the authorities for track and trace purposes.Additionally should a runner get hurt whilst running or training and require medical attention it is important that we retain our social distancing and reduce the risk of any possible infection therefore if one person of the group can look after, maintain or treat the injured individual that’s what we must do. If the individual requires hospital, MIU, ambulance or any such actions we must follow any instructions given by the medical people.Please also avoid personal contact and keep to the recommended distances. Please remember that Covid19 is an airborne virus and to refrain from spitting, sneezing, blowing nose etc.On the rare occasions that we use an indoor facility please be aware and follow any guidance issued by any of the facilities we use.It’s a lot to take in but don’t worry. Be safe. Be careful. Look after yourselves and each other.Please check the following pages for the latest updates:English Athletics guidance: https://www.englandathletics.org/athletics-and-running/news/guidance-update-for-restricted-return-to-activity-for-coaches-leaders-athletes-runners-and-facilities-step-3/Current country statushttps://www.worldometers.info/coronavirus/

Fran Vosper (Chairman)