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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....

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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...

Gloucestershire League Cross Country race 1 – Old Down Country Estate

Gloucestershire League Cross Country race 1 – Old Down Country Estate

We’ve had a great Summer this year, but you know that Autumn is here when the Cross Country season gets underway.  Saturday saw the first race of the Gloucestershire League at Old Down Country Estate, near Bristol.  It was the first time that we had raced at this...

Black Pear Mental Health Champions supporting Mental Health Awareness

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...