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Club Dedicates April Time Trial to the Memory of Matt Campbell and Donates to his Charity

This year’s Virgin Money London Marathon was overshadowed by the death of chef and previous MasterChef: The Professionals semi-finalist, Matt Campbell. Matt was running in memory of his father and for the charity the Brathay Trust, but tragically died 3.7 miles from the finish line. Runners all over the country have pledged to ‘Finish for Matt’ by running those miles in his memory.

Brackley and District Running Club had eight members running the London Marathon this year and at its recent Committee meeting agreed to dedicate the Time Trial on the 26thApril to Matt’s memory, with the 4 mile distance in line with Matt’s remaining miles. The Club decided to donate £3.70 for each runner and volunteer who participated in the Time trial, resulting in a donation of £130 to the Brathay Trust.

Spring Marathons - 20 Feb 2018

Loads of BDRC’s are running marathons this Spring, so many in fact that they all deserve a mention. Whether you’re doing your first or going for a pb, prepare/train well, good luck to you all and we look forward to seeing the results.

Manchester 8 April - Helen Brawn, Nick Locke, John Russell
Brighton 15 April - Karine Peter
London 22 April - Gareth Bowden, Dawn Breward, Nicola Crookes, Sam Dix, Brad Hook, Heidi Lewis, Ian Marriott, John Russell
Belfast 7 May - Natasha Berry, Claire Frogley, Anne Patten
Milton Keynes 7 May - Michael Bishop, Gareth Meade, Maxine Sutton, Eoin Tweeddale
Worcester 20 May - Chris Noble

Chiltern Cross Country League 2017/18 Final Standings - 15 Feb 2018

In total, 24 Club members (listed in alphabetical order below) participated across the five CCCL races for the 2017/18 season. It takes a lot of commitment to go to these races as some are further away than we’d like and they all take up most of the day. Kudos to all for your efforts.

The final overall standings are here: and if you can make sense of them, please let everyone know :-D Basically, it looks like we did alright for a small club, with both ladies and men’s teams finishing roughly half way. Most importantly though, there was a great Club spirit, all ran their socks off for the mighty BDRC and had lots of fun & giggles along the way. Thank you to all who ran, provided transport, provided food/cakes, help set up and entertainingly pack away of the tent.

Allyson Anstee (3), Suzanne Bass-Twitchell (5), Natasha Berry (1), Michael Bishop (1), Gareth Bowden (1), Dawn Breward (3), Toby Cartwright (3), Julian Chronicle (4), Adrian Crookes (2), Nicola Crookes (3), Serge Daval (4), Sam Dix (3), Brad Hook (2), Greg Jones (1), Josefine Lissner (2-BDRC, 1-Guest), Kelly Llewelyn (2), Nick Locke (1), Ian Marriott (1), Chris Noble (5), Karine Peter (4), Rachel Prior (2), Maxine Sutton (1), Kevin Tustain (1), Julie Waller (3).