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Notice of 2020 Black Pear Joggers AGM

Notice of 2020 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 25th 2020 at 7:30pm. Due to the coronavirus...

BPJs Complete the Virtual London Marathon

BPJs Complete the Virtual London Marathon

On Sunday, over 40 Black Pears completed their Virtual London Marathon after the actual event was postponed because of the coronavirus pandemic. Waking up to dark, wet and windy conditions, runners braved the elements to conclude months of tough training. In the...

Virtual London Marathon Support on 4th October

Virtual London Marathon Support on 4th October

On Sunday 4th October 2020, some BPJs will be taking to the roads to complete their marathon distance run for the Virtual London Marathon after the actual event was postponed because of the coronavirus pandemic. To help provide support, Chris Attwood and the club...

Groups update – 9th September

Groups update – 9th September

Following the latest government coronavirus briefing, we are awaiting clarification from England Athletics on what this means for the club. Currently, all BPJ activities follow the Covid secure guidelines issued by the government and England Athletics to reduce the...

Update on group sizes and procedures

Update on group sizes and procedures

Dear BPJ Member, Following the most recent government and EA guidance we are now able to update you on new club procedures. With regards to maintaining a Covid free environment there are procedures we as a club have needed to implement and there are also...

BPJ group runs now available

BPJ group runs now available

We're pleased to announce the return of BPJ group runs. There are now a range of groups available for members to book on to using the new Wix app (instructions below). As the club is following current government recommendations and England Athletics advice that groups...

The Virtual Wild One

The Virtual Wild One

Due to the coronavirus pandemic, we’re unable to run our usual Wild One event. As an alternative, to support the charities and offer something fun, we’re running the Virtual One instead throughout July. On your own or split the distance in a team, complete the...

Club coronavirus update (18th June 2020)

Club coronavirus update (18th June 2020)

Dear member, Since our last club coronavirus update, England Athletics have issued further guidance for running clubs based on the easing of lockdown restrictions. Groups of up to 6 people can now train outdoors providing runners maintain social distancing advice i.e....

BPJ Animal Challenge June 2020

BPJ Animal Challenge June 2020

As part of your walks or runs around Worcester, find as many street names as you can that contain animals. You have until the end of June. Photographic evidence required. Extra awards for best animal costume at an animal street sign, (or at home if you aren’t quite...

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 -...