Most races organised under England Athletics (EA) rules include a premium payment if an entrant is not affiliated to an EA affiliated club. Members of Bracknell Forest Runners benefit from exemption of that premium payment. Therefore we strongly encourage members to wear club colours/kit during races.
Not only does wearing the BFR colours/kit allow you to spot other BFR at a distance but also helps build a good club spirit and acts as great advertising for prospective new members.
Vests and short-sleeved t-shirts are available in women's and men’s fits, and can be purchased for £19 each. Kit can be tried on to ensure the member is happy with the fit, before deciding which size/style to purchase. Note that some women prefer the men’s fit, and this is absolutely fine. Follow this link to the Scimitar Sports size guide, but be aware that the club does not stock every size on the size guide.
As an encouragement to new members, a free club vest or short-sleeved t-shirt is included in the joining fee.
For the cooler weather, BFR branded buffs (£10) and beanie hats (£5) are available for purchase.
Please contact the club kit administrator, Joan Barker (firstname.lastname@example.org), with any questions.
Existing Members’ Actions
New Members’ Actions
BFR hoodies and sweatpants have to be ordered separately so that they can be personalised; please contact Kit (email@example.com) for details of upcoming orders.
Out on a Monday run a few months ago following BHM, A few of us realised that most of the runners in the group didn't have any ICE (In Case of Emergency) contact details on them. If you are in a race, you tend to fill this info out on the back of the race number, but on a club run or running on your own, what have you got that would help someone help you if you got into trouble? It's true that most phones now have a way of storing and retrieving this info, but who knows how to set this and more importantly will the person who has stopped to help, know how to get hold of it?
To address this BFR have teamed up with a third party company to produce BFR branded (Yep … they are green) ICE tags that can be attached to your trainers, bag … pretty much anywhere. ?In the unlikely event of something happening to you whilst running; wearing an ICE Tag will allow quick identification, information about any important medical conditions and an emergency contact number which could all be lifesaving.
To get your tags, the suppliers are hosting a BFR page where you can go, enter your details (Contact, useful medical details etc) and then place your order directly with the supplier. Each order costs £4.20 (inc P&P) for three tags. So one for the road shoes, one for trail and a third for … well whatever. Out hiking, why not attach it to a rucksack.
We'd really like to encourage as many club members as possible to sign up and get the tags. BFR are concerned about the safety of all club runners no matter where or when they are running and feel that these should be an essential part of all runners kit.