Pic’ of the Week 03.11.18
Since joining BPRC in April, Paul Cope (V45) has come a long way since his first Wednesday evening five-kilometer runs. After a dead 30.00 finish in May, he went on to break the 30 min barrier the following month, finishing in 29.07.
Successive runs since then have seen him whittle his time down to a 26.50 PB in September. Then a calf injury saw him pull out of a couple of runs only to bounce back in the last two weeks to challenge his PB again.
Recently, Paul and fellow member Rich, who ran a half for the first time, completed the Manchester Half Marathon and both gained respectable times of 2.06 and 1.58 respectively in rather gloomy wet conditions.
Paul also takes part alongside his family. Wife, Mara, who when not escorting their daughter Ellie (4) along the 800m, recently moved up to the 3.6K distance. This week also saw son, Harry (6), also excel with a 12.13 PB in the 2.2K distance. Paul’s mother, Zena (V70), was also a most welcome regular attendant in the 800m.
Paul and several other club members will be taking part in the Cheddleton Christmas Pudding 10K in just over two weeks time. An event many members look forward to each year.
All these achievements show that BPRC is a place where you will be encouraged to get fit alongside both family and friends, old and new, no matter what your fitness level. Then go on to achieve more than you thought possible. BPRC