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Club coronavirus update

Club coronavirus update

There's been a lot of government guidance released this week and based on this we thought it was time for another update. Although club activities are still stopped, you can now meet with one other person from outside of your household to exercise together (you still...

Daily Exercise Royal Bingo Challenge

Daily Exercise Royal Bingo Challenge

BPJ Kirsten Beard has put together the following Royal Bingo Challenge, thank you Kirsten... The Bingo Card Bombay Palace Queen Street Princes Drive King Charles Court Edgar Tower (King’s School) Albert Road King Stephen’s Mount Kingsbury Road Castle Street Imperial...

New features added to the race results pages

New features added to the race results pages

It may feel like an eternity since your last race or parkrun and I hope you're still finding motivation to keep your running going (following government guidelines of course). Now might be a useful time to look back and reflect on your achievements and think about...

Lockdown Crossword

Lockdown Crossword

During the lockdown, the club's Mental Health Champions and Committee have been busy creating some challenges to keep members motivated while we wait for the return of club runs, parkruns and races. While you're recovering from the 5K Home Run, the Easter Scavenger...

BPJ 5K Home Run

BPJ 5K Home Run

The BPJ Mental Health Champions want to introduce, the BPJ 5k Home Run. To participate all you need to do is run 5k, as you would a parkrun, anytime on a Saturday. You will need to upload your run to strava or similar and send us your time with proof of upload to...

Easter Scavenger Hunt

Easter Scavenger Hunt

This month, your Mental Health Champions are launching our “Easter Scavenger Hunt” It’s just a little bit of fun To enjoy whilst on your run Simply find the items in the boxes whilst out on your run and tick them off ✅ Photo evidence/Selfies will be required here. The...

Maximising March Bingo Game

As a club we are being responsible and following government guidelines around organised activities and social distancing. It is really important to remember that many of us run for our mental health. Isolation can be difficult so your Mental Health Champions have come...

Club events postponed

Today the goverment have announced that everyone in the UK are to stop non-essential contact with others and to stop all unnecessary travel to contain the Coronavirus (COVID-19). Therefore all club runs and events are postponed until further notice. Please follow the...

BPJ Mental Health Champion Survey

Dear BPJ Member,  We are currently reviewing the role of the Mental Health Champions within the club so we can develop the role further. Please help us by completing this short anonymous survey (only 5 questions) by 1st March 2020...

Club runs over 2019 Christmas and New Year period

Club runs over 2019 Christmas and New Year period

Over the festive period there are some changes to the normal BPJ group runs together with a few extras - as shown below. Note: There are no planned runs from Riverside on Tuesdays 24th and 31st December - normal service will resume on 7th January 2020! Saturday 21st -...

Notice of 2019 Black Pear Joggers AGM

Notice of 2019 Black Pear Joggers AGM

Hello all members of the Black Pear Joggers, It has come to that time of year again where you get the chance to have your say, on any matter in which the way the club is run at the club AGM. The AGM will be held on November 20th 7:30pm at Old Elizabethans Cricket Club...

Incident on Pitchcroft

Incident on Pitchcroft

Earlier today the club received report of an incident at Pitchcroft earlier this afternoon: Just been sexually assaulted during a run at Pitchcroft. Gang of young men on bikes grabbed my bottom and then continued to cycle alongside clearly trying to frighten me. Have...

Earn a BPJ parkrun tour medal

Earn a BPJ parkrun tour medal

I am delighted to post the design of the medal for those people who complete the Black Pears challenge.  The Black Pears challenge is to complete a parkrun beginning with each of the ‘Black Pears’ letters between 1 January and 31 December this year. For example, the...

Kit price update

Kit price update

Hi all,  Following recent notification from our supplier about price increases, we have had to review the prices for club t-shirts and vests.  The supplier has not increased the cost of kit since 2014 however have now been hit with two different increases to...

From the Chair!

From the Chair!

Hello to all members new and old! This is just a few words from me about the last 5 months as your chair. Firstly, I am pleased to say that the club is currently in excellent shape due to the continued support from our great committee and its great leaders. We have...

The 2019 Spring Ball and Awards

The 2019 Spring Ball and Awards

The inaugural BPJ Spring Ball took place on Friday, May 3rd at Worcester County Cricket Club. The event was held to celebrate the contributions and achievements of our members, who work tirelessly to support fellow members, help them achieve their running goals, and...

It’s time to get your nominations in

It’s time to get your nominations in

It's time to get your nominations in for the 2019 BPJ Awards.The deadline for nominations is Sunday 24th March. After this time, the judging panel will review all the nominations. There are ten categories of awards. You can submit multiple nominations by filling in...

Awards Ceremony night and Spring Ball

Awards Ceremony night and Spring Ball

The Black Pear Joggers are looking to hold their 1st annual Awards Night and Spring Ball. We are looking at potentially holding this event over the early May bank holiday weekend (03/05/19) at Worcester Cricket Club. This will be black tie event will include an awards...

Final Cross Country fixtures – 2018/2019 Season

Final Cross Country fixtures – 2018/2019 Season

Saturday 9th February was the date of the final Birmingham and Midlands Leagues fixtures and the men and womens’ teams were racing at separate locations. The Ladies were at a new location at Cattle Country, Berkeley, which was a great setting if a little water-logged...