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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

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

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

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!

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 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 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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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....

Midland & Birmingham Cross Country Leagues race 2 – 1 December 2018

I don’t think anyone would ever describe Cross Country racing as easy.  However, some courses are easier than others.  The venue for our second race of the Midlands/Birmingham leagues at Wellcombe Hills, Stratford, is not one of those “easier” courses.  Having raced...

Worcestershire County Cross Country Championships 2019

Entries for the County Cross Country Championships on 5th January 2019 are now open.  We are hoping to enter men's and women's teams.  Details of eligibility to run, start times and distances are here and information about the course. The cost is £7 each. If anyone...

Croome Capability Canter 2018

For those not already in the know, Croome Capability Canter is a 10k(ish) trail run in the scenic Croome Park, a National Trust property. It provides a superb opportunity for runners of all abilities to enjoy the beautiful scenery, undulations and occasional mud / fog...

The Club where AGM stands for Awesomely Great Meeting

Well, it was definitely the fastest and most efficiently conducted AGM we have ever had in the time that I have been a club member. Monday 19.11.2018 Paul Evans held his last Annual General Meeting as Chairman and club members will be very sad to see him step down. We...

BPJ Chairman’s Report 2018

Dear members, The club seems to continue to go from strength to strength, growing to its largest size ever of 588 paid up members, nearly 100 more than this time last year! The continued success of the C25K and 5-10K programmes, including being offered on both Mondays...