The Sloggers have it

Anyone ever wandered why this race is called the Surrey slog? No…. It is also known as the “Holmbury Half”. I know which name I prefer and I know which one is more true, but you can decide which is better for yourself. A dangerous dozen BVR nutters runners decided to take on the Holmbury Half marathon on 19th July. The […]

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Elstead Marathon – It’s only a Race?

The first sunny Friday in July …… 3rd July 2015. After 103 years of the Elstead Marathon, Blackwater Valley Runners once again decided to grace the event with our presence, the blue and yellow t-shirts would once again be worn in solidarity! This event is always tough “it’s a marathon” well actually just over 5 miles, but always a very […]

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Endure24, Keep on Running!

On Saturday 13th and Sunday 14th June 2015 team “Blackwater Valley Runners 1” took on the Endure24 challenge. In principal it sounds simple, run as far as you can as a team in 24hrs. Many of the team trundled down to a field in Aldermaston where they spent the night on Friday, putting up tents, drinking beer and discussing tactics […]

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Off to the Surrey Hills Again

  So on a warm and sunny Sunday morning a mass of Blackwater Valley Runners turned up for the latest instalment in the MABAC series. This time we were at Farley Heath. In excess of 20 runners enjoyed the sunshine in the woods. We were even met by bluebells as well. For the first time in a while we had […]

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BVR at the Virgin London Marathon 2015

From zero to marathon in 18 months, Charlie recalls her experiences at this year’s Virgin London Marathon and gives us the rundown on how the other BVR members got on. So, having said I’d never do a marathon, and then 4 months after stupidly pulling my own name out of the club ballot for the club place, the day was […]

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A Wet Day in Cranleigh

Summer finally arrived in Cranleigh on 29th March, warm day, 13’C and the obligatory wind and rain which goes with the UK summer. 14 crazy runners decided that it was a good day for a run through the roads around Cranleigh. Stood around at the start we were provided with a cooling drizzle, which never stopped for the entire run. […]

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Fleet Half

BVR Fleet Half Race Report – A PB fest!

One of the club’s favourite events in the calendar each year is the Fleet Half Marathon – fleethalfmarathon.com. It is a long-standing local event organised by one of our fellow local clubs Fleet and Crookham AC. Offering a great course (mild undulations, closed roads, good support and atmosphere) and a strong – club runner heavy – field of around 3,000 […]

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BVR Runners out and about pacing

Linda and Alex Radford have been taking part in two events from “The Human Race” as part of the Garmin Pacing Team. Firstly a half marathon at Eton Dorney on 28th February 2015 and Lidl Breakfast Run in Kingston on 15th March 2015. At Eton Dorney Linda ran the 11 minute/mile group round the lake 4 times which and Alex […]

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Richmond Park MABAC

Another cold chilly winters morning and BVR are off to Richmond Park for the latest MABAC. 17 intrepid runners took a tour of one of the most beautiful parks in the country. Before we started though we had serious marathon training to do so 8 of us ran the entire park and got a sneaky 10 miles in before the […]

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Blackwater Valley Runners at Bramley 20/10

On Sunday 15th February 2015, an intrepid team from Blackwater Valley Runners attended the Bramley 20/10. Some of them completed the 10 mile course, while others went for the 20 mile course. Whatever was run, it’s clear that a massive amount of effort was put in and our members are well on the way to their marathon and half marathon […]

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