News

Stay up to date with important club news and updates. Let us know if you have some news that you’d like to share. Also, check out our very active club Facebook group to catch the latest news.

BPJ Track Nights

BPJ Track Nights

Following approval from the club committee I’m pleased to announce that BPJ will be hiring the running track at Nunnery Wood on a Wednesday night 7-8 pm from the 3rd November. We will share the track with the club's guide runners (NCW). This will be a great...

Notice of 2021 AGM

Notice of 2021 AGM

It has come to that time of year again when we hold our club AGM.  The AGM is open to all club members and we encourage you to have your say on important club matters. There will be some food provided, so please email [email protected] to let us know if you will...

Running safety

Running safety

With the return of club group runs the Committee thought it might be helpful to remind everybody about the club guidance around group runs. Group pace – this will be a guideline/average pace for the group and may vary depending on terrain, traffic and size of group....

Worcester Festival Run – Thank You

Worcester Festival Run – Thank You

Thank you all for supporting the event. It was great to see a good mix of people, from super speedy runners zooming round the 5K river course or families running together on the 2K round the nature reserve, with little ones earning their very first medal. Results You...

Monday and Tuesday Club Nights Return

Monday and Tuesday Club Nights Return

The Committee are pleased to announce the return of group runs on Monday and Tuesday evenings at 7pm starting on Monday 26th July. Whilst there may still be groups available on the MyRunningClub app for other days/times there will be no need to pre-book groups for the...

Update on return of club nights and venue announcement

Update on return of club nights and venue announcement

Dear BPJ members, We have been discussing when and how we can return to ‘normal’ club runs from Perdiswell, Riverside and the Mug as the government restrictions start to be lifted. Club nights We had hoped we may be able to return to normal runs on May 17th, however...

Groups now available to book

Groups now available to book

Further to the update we gave last month, we now have details on how to book on to groups using the new app. Groups will start on Monday 29th March, following Covid-secure guidelines, with many groups already available to book on. Groups of up to 11 people are...

Autumn 2021 Marathon Training

To all BPJs, Gay Grove has written some training plans for the autumn marathons (attached). We should be back to normal groups by the time they all kick in, but we are giving you them in advance just so you can see and maybe enter any races as part of your training....

Spring (and running groups) around the corner

Spring (and running groups) around the corner

Following the government's 4-step plan to ease lockdown in England, we're cautiously optimistic on seeing the return of group runs next month. England Athletics have also released guidance on how clubs should interpret the rules at each stage. The plans are all...

Meet Stuart Parker – BPJ Male Welfare Officer

Meet Stuart Parker – BPJ Male Welfare Officer

Hello fellow runners, My name is Stu Parker and I just wanted to introduce myself to the Black Pear Joggers as I doubt many of you will know me as I only joined the club in January 2019. I chose this club after a few trial runs because of the friendly atmosphere . I’m...

Virtual road relay and magic mile challenges

Virtual road relay and magic mile challenges

Following the latest lockdown announcement, there are two events/challenges you can take part it over the next week or so, please keep an eye on our Facebook page and website for more in the upcoming weeks/months. 1) Virtual road relay England Athletics is hosting an...

Group runs cancelled until further notice

Group runs cancelled until further notice

Following the latest government announcement we must cancel all group runs with immediate effect until further notice. You are still allowed to exercise with one other person so do make use of the BPJ Running Buddies Facebook group if you want somebody to...

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....