BFR Newsletter 16.05.2019


Hi Team, Hope you're enjoying the sun..

Lots of updates!
We will publish a separate Results email later this week

5k Handicap Race 1
Bracknell Half Marathon
Trainers for Zambia Collection
Forest 5 Volunteer Plea
New Forest 10 - BBQ / Coaching / Cmaping

5k Handicap Race - 22nd May
Want to be in Race 1? Please email your latest 5k time to

Bracknell Half Marathon
It would be fair to say BFR owned the day.

132 runners - A star finish line team, amazing marshals around the course, a brilliant pace team and stunning support around the course. Neil brought home the win for the club, Dave came in 3rd with Paul placing the age - Big shout out to Jenny for the Finish line logistics

Results are being added to the website (There's quite a few of them). Thanks to all that helped - We will be following up with a more detailed report on the day

Due to a printing 'mishap' we also have some hilariously small pace tops in child sizes (5-6,7-8). Let Mike know if you want one and we can arrange collection -

A request - Berkshire Lowland Search and Rescue - Nominate to win £1000

Berkshire Lowland Search and Rescue were providers of the Defibrillator that saved Claire's life at Bracknell Half last year. They also supported Bracknell Lexicon Half today with medical and communications support.

Please nominate them for a charity donation by going here - Charity No.1046861, Charity Type: Rescue Service - Thanks

A few requests please;

  • Renewals - If you have paid BACS, Cash, Cheque, Groats - but not registered on our new website, can you please do so
  • If you have not renewed at all - Please do! (We are not here to chase you down)
  • New members - Please contact Joan via to arrange new top collection

Trainers for Zambia Collection
So we all have a few pairs of trainers that we can't throw away - But would happily donate (Yes you do... You know that pair... Let go)

One of our members Anna Tait's neighbours runs a foundation in Zambia, supporting local schoolchildren with their education. They also collect items for the families of the children and would welcome donations of your old running shoes! Anna is happy to collect at track if anyone would like to donate :-) Mike is also helping collect (and personally donating one or two pairs)

A link to the foundation if anyone is interested

Forest 5 - 19th June 2019
Team - Our own race is approaching - Volunteers please! - Please help out how you can -

Finish line, marshals etc are all welcome! Drag along family, friends..

New Forest 10 - Camping Weekend
We have secured pitches at Long Meadow Campsite in the New Forest for a Camping weekend (Staying 5th and 6th, with New Forest 10 on the Sunday). £28 per pitch per night (2 night minimum stay)... we will look for a local parkrun on the Saturday morning and I'm sure a local pub at some point! Maximum of 6 people per pitch

We will be offering a coach to and from the event on Sunday also, with a BBQ for those that want it. Prices are £15 for the coach (there and back), and £5 per person for food. Under 16s travel free - Please contact to reserve your camping/coach/bbq spots (We will communicate payment details)

Happy Running!