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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...

Midlands and Birmingham Cross Country Leagues’ race 1

 There has been a real Cross Country buzz around the club this weekend, as it signalled the start of the Midlands and Birmingham Leagues’ season.  Added excitement was due to the first fixture of the Birmingham League being hosted by us.  As the Ladies’ Team were not...

Black Pear Jogger Guide Runners Went the Extra Mile to Get Me Running

This is the tale of one very grateful Visually Impaired Runner who, after reading something he had penned on Facebook, I approached and asked if he would be prepared to tell his story, recounting the amazingly positive experiences he has had running with Black Pear...

Black Pear Joggers to help start new Churchfields parkrun

Hi all, I'm pleased to announce that that the poll that went out to our club members has finished and the results are in! Black Pear Joggers will donate £1000 towards the setup costs of the new Churchfields parkrun as we did with Worcester Pitchcroft parkrun last...

Black Pear Mental Health Champions supporting Mental Health Awareness

​​Today being World Mental Health Day seems a fitting time to give a mention to our club's Mental Health Champions and some of the work they've been doing recently to promote mental health awareness and the benefit running can have on mental health, including as part...

Notice of 2018 Black Pear Joggers AGM

The club's annual general meeting (AGM) takes place on Monday 19th November 2018. It will start at 8:15pm prompt and will be held at: Old Elizabethans Cricket Club Droitwich Road, Worcester, WR3 7SN The AGM is open for all club members to come along and have your say...

Epic performance by Black Pear Joggers at Joust

This annual, multi lap, 24 hour race is a firm favourite, particularly with BPJs as it is local. It takes place at Top Barn and is a circuit following parts of the Severn Way along the river to Grimley, returning back to the camp site through a mixture of fields,...

Wild One 2018

Was it only last week, the highlight of the Black Pear Joggers racing calendar? The club excelled itself again. An expertly designed medal, kindly donated prizes by generous members, all day music and entertainment for everybody and these are a just a few of the many...

‘THANK YOU’

Peaky Climbers, Funding Izzie’s wheels Ever wondered what it would be like to climb three of the UK’s peaks in 24 hours? Well let’s catalogue the journey of fifteen inspiring ladies who did just that over the weekend of  June 30th – July 1st 2018 and all in aid of one...

Introducing your Mental Health Champions

As Mental Health Awareness Week draws to a close. We would like to take this opportunity to introduce to you our new club Mental Health Champions. Following a much-needed rethink by England Athletics, the Mental Health Ambassador programme has finished and now being...

Worcester Black Pear Jogger attempts to beat JOGLE best known time

Comment: I wrote this article to send to the Worcester News and have done just that, so hopefully they will publish it (or bits of it at least.) Then, when Mick and I were chatting about how to try and inspire more people to donate to little Izzy Bird's fund, I...

BPJ Member Emergency ID Cards

We are delighted to show you the new Emergency Contact Cards that we shall be giving out to members starting this week. Committee members will be giving them out before club runs and we ask you to fill them in and carry them on all runs (or you can carry another form...

Mental Health Ambassador Programme

Following a much-needed rethink by England Athletics, the Mental Health Ambassador programme has finished and now being relaunched as the #runandtalk programme. What this means The role of Mental Health Ambassador will now be replaced by the Mental Health Champion...

Phil Miles

As you may have seen/heard today, Phil Miles will be stepping down from his role leading the Tuesday and Sunday club runs after the 15th April. At the Post Marathon Celebration Meal at Perdiswell Harvester on Monday 30th April 2018, the BPJ Committee will be...

Thursday’s return to the Mug

The club's Thursday night run will return to the Mug Run starting on Thursday 12th April 2018, continuing every Thursday through the Spring & Summer. Meet on the corner by Claines Church & the The Mug House at 6:50pm for 7pm (start on the chimes of the clock)....

We should all be so proud of our club

Comment: Last night saw a number of reasons to celebrate this wonderful club. Not only did the latest in a long line of C25K and 5 - 10K students graduate, but we also presented cheques to the tune of £5.5k to our nominated charities. I for one am super proud to be...

Final race of the Cross Country Season

Saturday 17th February was the date for the final race of the Black Pear Joggers Cross Country teams.  The final race always involves mixed feelings of sadness that it’s all over for another 8 months but also slight relief that our legs can have a bit of a rest from...