News

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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...

Mental Health Champions Wanted

Mental Health Champions Wanted

Dear Club Member, Following the recent resignation of two of our Mental Health Champions (Alison and Kaine) due to personal reasons and other priority commitments, we are looking to appoint more people in the club to the role. With a membership of around 600, and...

Birmingham and Midland Cross Country Leagues race 3

Birmingham and Midland Cross Country Leagues race 3

Saturday (12th January) was the date of race 3 of the Birmingham (mens) and Midlands (Ladies) Cross Country leagues.  BPJ men and women were at the same venue again, which was a new one at Burton Dassett Hills, Southam.  If you imagine what it would be like racing on...

Worcestershire County Cross Country Championships 2019

Worcestershire County Cross Country Championships 2019

Saturday (5th January) was the date of the 2019 County Cross Country championships. 7 BPJ ladies and 6 BPJ men travelled to HMPSC Newbold Revel to race against the other County running clubs, in the hope of securing a place on the County team for the Inter Counties...

Marathon Training Coach Drop in Sessions

Marathon Training Coach Drop in Sessions

It is that time of year again... The Black Pear coaches will be holding Marathon Training drop in sessions at the Perdiswell Harvester on Monday 14th January from 8pm for anyone who would like support with training, training plans or nutrition. If you have any...

parkrun Improvers Course – Starting 18 Febuary 2019

parkrun Improvers Course – Starting 18 Febuary 2019

Derek Jackson and his team will be running a repeat of the parkrun Improvers Course on Monday evenings for 10 sessions from 18 February 2019.  If you are interested in taking part then you should be able to run a parkrun/5k/10k comfortably but feel you can still...

Black Pear Joggers Festive Events 2018

Black Pear Joggers Festive Events 2018

We are holding a chip night on Monday 17th Dec to celebrate our latest two couch to 5k groups. Also it’s our last official Monday night club run this year!! Please let a committee member know ASAP if you are attending so we can cater for the correct amount of people....