On 03 October 2017 In Running News

BRAT Ladies at the Midland Road Relays

Saturday 23rd September saw three teams of eager BRAT ladies descend on Sutton Park ready for the Midland Road Relays. With four runners per team, BRAT had 3 teams competing! 

Leg 1 saw Anne Kenchington bring it home in a superb 4th place for Team 214, clocking the quickest BRAT short-leg for the road relays on record! Sophie Dearn was in next in a fabulous 24th for Team 215 and Hannah Ludford had a fantastic run to lead Team 216 off to a great start inside the top 100 teams (92nd). 

Sheridan McWilliam was up next for Team 214 with an amazing run clocking almost a minute quicker than last year, Sheridan passed over to Beccy Tipping who kept great momentum and had a brilliant run on her return from injury. Securing the finish was Eloise Lee who sped around the 4.33km course in a time which obliterated her 2016 time. Team 214 finished an amazing 8th place – and with the fastest finishing time of any BRAT ladies team ever!!

Team 215 went from Sophie to new member Kate Franklin who became a pivotal member of the track and field team this season. Kate had a fantastic run and sent Danni Bogue off with a good bunch to chase. Chase she did, Danni had a great run and passed 6 runners along the way. Leading Team 215 home was Christine Bertram who stepped in last minute due to an injury. On the injury comeback herself, Christine had a superb run with a fantastic sprint finish to give the team 27th place overall! 

Following from Hannah, up next for Team 216 was Helen Pike – who swapped the miles for speed! A brilliant run from Helen put the team in a great position when handing over to Rosie Forster. Despite running the Great North Run two weeks before, Rosie definitely had a turn of speed with a fantastic run to hand over to Katie Bowyer. Katie battled hard and brought Team 216 home in an amazing 75th place. For all 3 teams to be in the top 75 is amazing, and it was great to see everyone smiling (okay, perhaps once it was all over) – and even enthusiasm for the next BRAT outing over the mud. 

A massive well done to each and every runner who did their BRAT vest proud! Thank you to those who came along on the day, and to the men’s teams for supporting. Finally, one big thank you must go to Eloise, who despite being in the middle of a new house move and decorating, took on the challenging role of team captain two days before the deadline. Without Eloise we wouldn’t have had any teams entered, and her organisation on the day was fantastic. 

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