About Us

Brentwood Running Club is a diverse community of runners of all ages, abilities, and interests. Through weekly training, group runs, and charitable events, we encourage and support our members to reach their running goals, foster our community spirit, and seek that runner’s high!

HISTORY

Inspired by their wives’ sporting efforts at the Sunday Times National Fun Run in Hyde Park, Brentwood Running Club was started in 1987 by Brian Carter, John Hayman, and Alf Overy.

 

Originally known as the Thrift Green Trotters, the club’s aim was to encourage local runners to meet in Brentwood and improve their fitness whilst having fun and meeting like-minded runners. 


In 2018, it was voted that the Thrift Green Trotters were to rename to Brentwood Running Club. Although the name changed, the spirit of the club did not… To enjoy the community and camaraderie of running, no matter your ability.

We hope that once the world has gone back to normal after the covid pandemic, the club will return to the usual way of running.

CHARITIES

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Brentwood Running Club is proud to support Saint Francis Hospice in our charitable events. 

 

Many BRC members and their families have had first-hand experience of the excellent work done by the Hospice, and we couldn’t think of a better partner to support. 

 

Our main fundraiser each year is the London Marathon, where multiple club members run the 26.2 miles for our chosen charity. BRC is allocated three guaranteed entries and eight volunteer places.

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£23,000

Over

 Raised for Saint Francis Hospice

£68,000

Over

 Raised for charities in total

THE COMMITTEE

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Brian Harding

Chairman

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Ken Bench

Secretary

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Peter Tree

Treasurer

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Steve Birkett

Membership Secretary

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Lorna Mess

Welfare Officer

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Marijke Van Eetvelde

Women's Captain

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Ryan Prout

Men's Captain

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Ben Whateley-Harris

Social Media

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Lynsey Prentice

Social Secretary

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James McNish Porter

Minute's Secretary

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Chris Jones

Member

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Paul James

Member

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Phil Olsen

Group leaders Rep

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Tina Leung

Member