Hello to all my fellow BPJ’s,

Below are the details (as far as possible) for all of the 2016 Black Pear Jogger League races! As you can see, there are some months packed with races, some months not so, and even two races on one day in May! I try to keep them local, there are some that include a bit of travel but they’re included because I know they are well attended. This year there’s even a marathon!

I am making some important changes to try and level the playing field as far as possible to the league this year. 22 races are included but only points scored in your top 10 races will count. This concept means that some of the less participated runs (Pendock’s “back marker”, Kazzandra Bishop, in 2015 scored 14 points!) will be great opportunities to collect those extra points.

The scoring system 25 down to 1 will stay the same. However no longer will single 1 point participation points count.

I will also take this opportunity to make it clear, the cut-off date for league entry is firm and will not be changed. If membership renewal is not done in time, you will not be added at a later date and as such will not be included in the 2016 league. Please renew on time to avoid disappointment.

If you have any questions, please feel free to ask me. I’m not as bad as I look!

Good luck with your running in 2016, stay safe, avoid injury and most importantly, enjoy yourselves.

Your League Manager
Ben Dillon

P.S. Have I mentioned I’m running a marathon?

Benjamin Dillon

The league races

Race Distance Date
Pendock Spring Chicken Run 10K 10K Sunday 20th March
CHEER5 5M Monday 28th March
Worcester parkrun 5K Saturday 16th April
Crowle 10K 10K Sunday 8th May
Bulmers Bash 6.5M Sunday 22nd May
Broadway Tower Race 5M Wednesday 25th May
Liverpool Rock and Roll 5K 5K Saturday 28th May
Liverpool Rock and Roll Half Marathon HM Sunday 29th May
Crocodile 8 8M Sunday 29th May
Malvern Joggers 10K 10K Wednesday 8th June
Cleeve Cloud Cuckoo 5.5M TBC (Usually Wednesday Night in June)
Sanlam Go Dad Run TBC Saturday 11th June
Worcester parkrun 5K Saturday 25th June
The Wild One Multi Lap Marathon Mar TBC (Possibly July 17th)
Race for Life Worcester 10K 10K Sunday 17th July
Bugatti 10K 10K Wednesday 10th August
Worcester parkrun 5K Saturday 20th August
Pershore Plum Plodders 10K 10K Sunday 28th August
Worcester City 10K 10K Sunday 18th September
Cheltenham Half Marathon HM Sunday 25th September
Tempo Winter 10K Series Race 1 10K TBC
Tempo Winter 10K Series Race 3 10K TBC