Oxford Half Marathon

I can’t quite remember who recommended it to me but somehow entered Oxford Half Marathon with my husband and BVR runner Oliver. We have only had one weekend away without the kids in 6 years, so naturally we thought it would be a great idea to go away, carb load, have an early night, wake up at 6:30 to eat […]

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Farleigh Wallop 10K

Farleigh Wallop 10K is organised by Hatch Warren Runners, limited to 250 runners where no members of the club are allowed to run.  This does of course have the benefit of plenty of marshalls and helpers.  It takes place on private land in Farleigh Wallop with the kind permission of the Portsmouth Estates The weather was ghastly and waterproofs were […]

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BVR member wins ‘Farnham Sporting Inspiration’ Award

BVR’s Ian Carley won ‘Farnham Sporting Inspiration’ at this year’s Farnham Sports Award held on 8 October. A lovely way to end the Sgt Steppers adventure, Step by Step – the charity Ian and the gang raised money for at this year’s VLM – nominated him for the sports (not music!) award – and he won! So if you see […]

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BVR Crew the Centurion for Lisa Spratling

About 6 months ago we were approached by Lisa to see if we were up for crewing with her to do the Centurion 100.  Some were happy to run with her some just happy to support her.  Several messages later and we had a crew.  Runners included, Linda, Steve, Deb and Richard with myself being crew leader, a task I […]

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Apple Pi run

I entered this race because I was searching the Internet for races to enter and this popped up, it appealed to me because it said it was mainly flat along the river except one up hill and it was close to home. It is a lapped race; each lap is 3.14 miles as in the mathematical Pi. You can do […]

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Ride London 2018 Prudential 100

On Sunday the 29th July 2018, at 8am in the morning, I took part in this epic race. I was raising money for Children with Cancer UK which is a very worthwhile charity. After weeks and weeks of glorious hot, sunny weather, the heavens decided to open and made it a very wet and windy day, though this did not […]

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Yateley Series – A Tale of Three Races

Some people would say the 10K distance is among the hardest to race, similar to the pain of 5K but over twice the distance! It is even more challenging to prepare for a 10K on a midweek evening; however the Yateley 10K series always seems to sell out really quickly so what is the appeal? For me it is the […]

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My Ultra Experience! – Roger Bearn

My Ultra Experience! I thought after having been in the club for a few years now and done a few marathons, it might be time to step up to the plate and go Ultra! A good mate of mine from my home town up north (quite hilly there) had pestered me for a few years to do a trail race […]

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Sam samples the Surrey Slog

Sam samples the Surrey Slog A few months back a plea went out on facebook saying the MABAC league was in jeopardy as not many people had signed up for the paid event which funds the league, the Surrey Slog, and with a name like that I can’t say I’m surprised!  Anyway in a moment of madness and wanting to […]

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Race to the Stones

You may remember that Qual-i-tea-m first did RTTS as a team of 4 in 2017 and I was very surprised when Maria Drummond said yes to doing it again and agreed with “unfinished business…”. I was even more surprised when Karen Jones and Tracy Dolman signed up to do Day 1 – more about that elsewhere. What was great about […]

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