Club Events

BHR Junior Academy Handicap Event

On the 4th July 2019, the BHR Junior Academy completed their very own Club Handicap Event.  Based on the Senior BlackCap Handicap Event, a lot of work goes into this event from the athletes running a number of timed runs prior to the event, coaches number crunching and producing handicaps and not forgetting the support from numerous parents who came out to marshal / provide on course claps and cheers.  Well done to all those who ran! Huge congratulations to Will Potts who paced well and gave a strong performance, coming in first place. 

From Jill Bennett

The National 3 Peaks Challenge

On the 28th June 2019, a group from the club took on very real challenge of The National 3 Peaks Challenge (not to be confused with anything of the same name carried out locally!). 

The group consisted of - Jack and Annette Maynard, Karl Richards, Steve Roberts, Andy Sayers, Howard Griffin, John Palmer, Laura Walton, Trevor, Sally and Harry Symes, Kevin Cross, and the drivers Simon and Sarah Thompson, and our guide Keith

An early start that morning took everyone to just north of Glasgow for the overnight stop, leaving a short drive to Fort William for the ascent of Ben Nevis. A midday start meant setting off in warm weather, but that was to change during the climb. With a storm throwing everything at us, thunder, lightning and hail, after 2 breaks to assess the conditions, it was decided that it wasn’t safe to continue to the summit.  Probably a relief for Trevor who was struggling with one of his feet.

Then headed off in the minibus for The Lake District, and Scafell Pike. Started the ascent at 1.30am and duly conquered, although it has to be said that it felt tougher to most of us, not because it was a night hike, but the lose small rocks that took your footing at every opportunity. Scafell also claimed the second casualty in Karl, when his knee gave out on a steep bank.
By the time everyone was back to the van, unfortunately we did not have time to get to, and climb Snowdon in the 24hr time limit.
We do intend to travel to Snowdon later in the year to deal with unfinished business.

Despite the disappointments, we managed to raise the sum of £1885.25 for the chosen charity AMEND.

More photos can be found here -

From Kevin Cross