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BVR to ‘Beat the Street’ in Aldershot fitness drive

Blackwater Valley Runners (BVR) are helping the Aldershot community reach their 25,000 mile target in the ‘Beat the Street’ challenge.

Alongside many local schools, leisure centres and other organisations, BVR have entered as a team and will be pounding the streets night and day. As well as taking to the roads of Aldershot individually, the club is planning to check in at as many different boxes as they can squeeze in by incorporating it with their club runs on a Wednesday night. Teams of varying abilities will head out for their usual run, taking in the sights of the town and picking up as many points as possible along the way.

The scheme has been designed to encourage and inspire communities to walk to school, to work and to the shops rather than by car. It will run from 2nd March until 31st March 2015 and anyone living or working in Aldershot will be eligible to take part. A player taps their RFID card or key fob at various points on their way to and from work, school and to the shops and tracks their progress online.

There are two team prizes up for grabs, one for total points scored and one for the highest average points per team member.  BVR are only in the competition for fun and don’t want to be considered for either prize.

If you would like to enter as part of the BVR team, you can collect your free card from the Connaught Leisure Centre or Aldershot Library. Once you’ve got it, you’ll need to register on the BTS website. Make sure you put Blackwater Valley Running Club down as your team (it’s under ‘others’).

At the end of the month (Saturday 28th March) BVR will be organising a fun run where everyone can get points for their teams. This will be one of the last chances for the Aldershot community to reach the 25,000 mile target and raise £1000 for the Parkside Charity. Details of the fun run will be posted on the BVR and Beat the Street web sites.

For more Beat the Street info, here’s some links:

The ‘Beat the Street’ website – http://aldershot.beatthestreet.me

Registration – http://aldershot.beatthestreet.me/register

The Rules – http://aldershot.beatthestreet.me/rules

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BVR On The Radio

BVR on the Radio

Members of Blackwater Valley Runners were on Local forces radio talking about the club, trying to inspire Aldershot Military personnel and their families to join the club and get involved in the local Rushmoor parkrun organised by Blackwater Valley Runners. Paddy, Andy, Linda and Charley join presenter Steve Radcliffe in in the BFBS Studio on Middle hill, Aldershot.

Blackwater Valley Runners Santa Run 2014

Blackwater Valley Runners raise £1,130 for Phyliss Tuckwell hospice with Barry`s Run

Blackwater Valley Runners did the Santa Run in memory of Barry Tulett, who was a member of the club for a number of years. Barry was liked and respected by all and no-one who met Barry could fail to appreciate his friendship and ‘unique’ sense of humour. Any run would be enlivened by Barry’s jokes and stories. Over the last few years, when he was very unwell, Barry continued to support the club and his strength and fortitude were an inspiration to us all. Never one to feel sorry for himslef and always one of the first to welcome a new member Barry was a huge part of the club and will be missed enormously. Barry supported and valued the work of Phyllis Tuckwell who provide invaluable care to the terminally ill and their families. Your donation will be put to good use. Thank you.

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BVR take on The Eggheads

In 2014, a brave team from Blackwater Valley Runners took on the best quiz team in the country on BBC2’s Eggheads.

Dave revealed has love of the Norwegian ladies and Paddy happily showed us that he’s never been hassled by PPI calls before.

They may not have taken home the prize, but they did the club proud.

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