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Norwich based Bootcamp Body Transform Fitness (BTF) have recently raised over £30,000 for Nelson’s Journey, smashing their original £20,000 target.  BTF trained 37 people at no cost to take part in Tough Mudder on 2nd and 3rd May 2015. 

The gruelling 12 mile obstacle course is billed by organisers as ‘probably the toughest event on the planet’ and tests the endurance, strength and stamina of all those who participate.  Obstacles included Arctic Enema – plunging into an ice bath, Cry Baby – crawling through a tunnel filled with tear gas and Electric Shock Therapy – live wires dangle down as participants run through them to be electrified.

Tuesday, 28 April 2015 00:00

GEAR wins national award

Representatives from the Bespak Grand East Anglia Run went to London on Saturday, 25 April, ahead of the London Marathon, to be presented with the Bill Reynolds Memorial Trophy 2015 from BARR by ex world 10,000m world record holder and former London Marathon race director David Bedford.

Published in Norfolk News
Tuesday, 24 March 2015 00:00

Bespak GEAR wins national award

The Bespak Grand East Anglia Run has scooped the national Bill Reynolds Memorial Trophy 2015, awarded by BARR (British Association of Road Races) for the event which has greatly improved its race organisation.

Paul Wood, Chairman of BARR explained: "The trophy was created to continue the legacy of Bill Reynolds - past president of BARR and a man who continually sought to improve the standards of race organisation.  The trophy is awarded annually by the BARR Committee.  We scrutinise the Bespak GEAR 10k each year in order to give it a grading.  We have watched how the organisers continually look to improve on the way things are done.  We are delighted to award this trophy to such a worthy winner."

Published in Norfolk News
Wednesday, 18 March 2015 00:00

NNDC support aspiring young cyclist

North Norfolk District Council (NNDC) is supporting a local talented 16-year old to help reach her goal of becoming a professional cyclist.

16-year old, Isla Rush, competes in Track, Road and Time Trials cycling. She already has an impressive portfolio of accolades under her belt and is currently ranked 10th in the country of her age group (Youth A girls). NNDC and Place for People are supporting Isla’s training by giving her free use of the gym and pool at Splash Leisure and Fitness Centre.

Published in Norfolk News
Wednesday, 21 January 2015 00:00

Runners help mark 10th GEAR

Following an appeal on Facebook, ten runners have come forward confirming that they have taken part in every Bespak Grand East Anglia Run since the first one in 2006. Many joined Alive Leisure Race Director Roger Partridge at the Custom House to mark the publicity launch for the tenth annual Bespak Grand East Anglia Run. 

Cllr David Pope, Cabinet Member for ICT, Leisure and Public Space, said: “When the council first came up with the idea of holding this race in the town centre, they never dreamed that it would be the massive success that it has been. To see the same faces returning year on year, many of them being joined by their family and friends, is so rewarding and exactly what this event is all about. It’s a great way of encouraging people to be more active as part of a healthy lifestyle, whether young or old, whether a regular runner or just a beginner. The Bespak GEAR is the perfect goal to help people stay motivated.”