Bradwell is a busy little village with lots going on. There are groups for young people, such as Pre-School, Rainbows and Brownies, an Infant and a Junior school, a Sports Club, a Youth Group keeping some of our teenagers busy and don’t forget the older folk!
Sometimes a little extra funding can make the difference between something happening, or not. That’s one way your entry monies can help others.
Who we Help
As part of helping, we would like to give something back to the Fell Running Community.
Graham Revell was a character.
Brought up in Bradwell, he used to organise the Bradwell Fell Race. He created a great Excel Spread Sheet to help manage the event. It was fantastic: well designed and carefully thought through. Graham succumbed to cancer a few years ago, so we have updated the spreadsheet in his memory.
The Revell Timing software has been created to make the process of managing a fell race easy.
It is free to use.
Here is a simple CSV file with just the dummy data so you can alter the information and then try out importing a start list.
The dummy data displays the file headers/ positions, and you can copy this format if you want to add your own data manually. If you use an entries company such as Fabian 4 or SPORTident, then currently, the spreadsheet is set to use the standard V11 OEscore/ Fabian 4 Competitor data format as an input file.
If you use a different file format we are happy to add other standard formats. The only basic data we need is Firstname (Column G), Surname (Column F), Date of Birth (Column H), Club (Column U) and Gender (Column I). Any other data will be ignored.
The file uses the runner’s Data of Birth to calculate categories. For each class, you can choose either to use age as at the End Of The Year (EOY), or age On The Day (OTD), or a combination of either. For example Juniors, U21 and U23 typically use EOY, but other seniors typically use Age OTD. Non-champs races are free to use either EOY or OTD as long as it is clear to entrants.
Standard 5 years senior age categories are displayed, but you can group them together for prize categories. For example, the V40 prize could include both V40 and V45.
Even if you don’t want to use the Revell file at the event, you could use the file to correctly assign categories and race numbers where you are using a mix of age at EOY for young runners and then age OTD for older runners. The maths behind the calculations is complex but we hope we have made the process easy for you.
The file can assign race numbers. This is really flexible and allows you to use different ranges for different categories or you can share ranges between categories. I often use up old numbers with part used ranges, and the file allows you to have up to 5 different blocks of numbers per group.
Numbers are assigned in simple numeric order, alphabetically to each group. So Alfred Ainsworth will get the first number and William Zackry the last used number in the sequence.
Your start list is automatically produced. The list can be sorted and printed, either by surname, club or category.
Finish times are added by simply inputting the race number and time. We have split Hours/ Minutes/ Seconds into 3 columns, and the file automatically populates some suggested times for you.
For a safety check, you are also able to add Non-Starters (NS) and runners who Did Not Finisher but are back safe (DNF). As you add data, a list of runners who are yet to be accounted for starts regularly updating, so you are able to see who is left to come back.
A quick list of finishers is visible, or a formal list can be viewed.
Category winners can be viewed.
Team prizes can be viewed. Currently, you can choose 3 or 4 runners to count to a team. If you want to use Team Prizes you do need to make sure the club names are uniform. To help with this there is a section in the set-up to allow you to add common abbreviations which will allow club names to then be standardised automatically. For example, ‘dpfr’ and ‘dark peak’ need converting to ‘Dark Peak Fell Runners’
Once you are happy with the results you can save them either as a CSV file or a PDF file. You are then able to email them directly to the relevant results bodies, local clubs or newspapers.
Planned Future Projects for 2023-2024
- We are looking at ways to improve the Bradwell Sports Pavillion, including creating wheelchair access and repairing the boundary wall
- We are paying for and fitting a series of Swift Boxes in the village to try and provide nesting sites for these amazing birds, which are now in steep decline.
- We are looking at planning permission to add an extra gate onto the sports fields so we can create a one-way system for parking access during busy events
Supporting Bradwell Junior School
The Tour of Bradwell has helped fund outdoor storage at Bradwell Junior School to replace some old wooden sheds.
Here is a quote from the Friends of Bradwell Schools about the project:
“A Massive Thank You!
For some time now, the headteacher at Bradwell Juniors, Mrs Kathryn McGuiness, has been hoping to replace the deteriorating wooden shed in the upper playground. This shed has been there for some time and housed the play and sports equipment used by the children, but the wood was rotting. Because of the difficulty of maintaining a wooden structure, which has to be carried out by school staff, they decided to source something sustainable in a tough material which would not need any maintenance. FOBS wanted to help and decided to ask Tour of Bradwell if they could assist with some funding. We were delighted when they agreed to provide the cost of two storage boxes, and these are now in place.
Mrs McGuiness is delighted that the equipment is now safe and dry. She said, ‘They have made so much difference and the children are enjoying playtime because the equipment is readily available and much easier to find.’
Both FOBS and Bradwell Juniors would like to give a massive thank you to Tour of Bradwell for their support. It is greatly appreciated.”
Money from the 2023 Winter Half Tour of Bradwell has provided the Bradwell Infants school with a Book Corner.
Working with James Fearn (https://rusticfearn-iture.co.uk/) we have paid for a new extension to the Bradwell Infants School to create a quiet reading area, displaying books and creating benches to allow reading buddies to sit together.
This has been a fantastic project to be involved in. Your entry fees are making a difference to this tiny, underfunded, village school.
Fig 1) James, the carpenter who put this all together, reading with children
Fig 2) Greg and Richard helping with reading in the library corner.
Fig 3) The Book corner, when first installed on 21/02/23
Fig 4) The Book Corner with books on display
Money from the 2021 Winter Tour has been donated to the Bradwell Guides to help support their Christmas party.
“A big thank you from everyone at Bradwell Rainbows, Brownies and Guides.
Money from the 2018 Long Tour of Bradwell has provided the Bradwell Girl Guides with a new Young Leaders tent and activity kits.
“We aim to provide the girls with the skills, to grow in confidence, make lifelong friendships, help their communities and have lots of fun. We’ve been able to purchase our younger Guide leaders a tent, which was well used at County Camp 2018, and a large capacity cool box for our camp kitchen. New programme resources have been purchased – skill builders & unit activity cards for Guides, Brownies and Rainbows which will enable us to implement the new guiding programme in January 2019, and we’re also aiming to provide the girls with a trip of their choice, which has yet to be decided.”
Debbie Hobson, Bradwell Rainbows
Money from the 2019 Tour of Bradwell Relay has provided the Bradwell Girl Guides witha new Base tent.
The tent was presented to them at the prize giving on the day