Barrie Roberts provides a summary of the recent BRAT 5k: There was a good turnout (210 runners/athletes completed this `challenging` 5k course) for this annual 5k road race and Midlands running clubs were well represented. Runners of all abilities took part and the weather was warm and dry.
Local man, Richard Gray from BRAT, was first to finish in a time of 15:16 and Gayna McCarthy, in a dogged performance, was the last recorded runner to finish and completed the distance in a time of 49:32.
BvH`s Richard Bayliss (M35) finished in the first 10 of this very competitive Race, and won his age category, as indeed did Barrie Roberts (M70). Chris Collins, Andy Wheeler, Stephen Forcer and Daniel Wilson all ran under 20 mins. Emily Holden was first BvH lady home in a commendable time of 22:07. She was closely followed by Suz West, Jude Glynn, Sarah Rock and Stacey Marston, who all ran well.