London Marathon 2018

Written by Katie Ruocco We knew that the Sunday of the London Marathon was going to be hot. The forecast had started gathering pace in the preceding days, and by Thursday, the organisers released a statement with medical advice, as the race was likely to be the hottest on record, at 23 degrees. This wasn’t ideal, after a long, hard […]

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BVR did Brecon Beacons 7 May 2018

Report by Karen Jones A group of enthusiastic members decided to take on the challenge of the Brecon Beacons running festival organised by Trail Events. The distances on offer were Ultra, Marathon, Half Marathon and 10K so something for everyone. This was going to be a mini away weekend, involving camping at the suggested site of Talybont Farm. We all arrived the day […]

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The Fox – April 2018

2018 saw the second running (pardon the pun) of The Fox, organised by AAT, you’ll know them as them from Hard as Snails, the G3 series, Hogs Back road race to name just a few. Options on the Fox are a 60k ultra (solo or as a relay team of 3), marathon and half marathon, all of which are point to point events […]

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Queen Elizabeth Country Park Spring Half Marathon March 2018

The clocks go forward………. Had we changed all the clocks in the house, was the alarm set? Phew all done rest easy, except a rather hilly half marathon to run in the morning. We arrived at QE park to well sign posted free car parking, met up with Bryony and Steve who had arrived whilst we continued that favourite of ours faffing. […]

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Cranleigh 15/21 Miles Race 2018 Report

Well this was it. The big training run marathon dress rehearsal. Wear what you plan to wear on the Big Day, sort out your fuelling and re-fuelling strategy. For me it would be the first time running more than 20 miles so a potential big landmark. As with the main marathons the Cranleigh 15/21 has a 9 AM start. However, […]

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Race Review: Farnborough Winter Half 2018

Bad weather races are great! You’ve made it out of bed to the start line, when countless others haven’t- and of those who have, so many are moaning about the weather, that you’ve already got a psychological advantage if you stay positive! Sometimes, living with Mr I-LOVE-RUNNING-YEAH! can be a bit trying. 6:30 this morning, a Sunday, with sleet and […]

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Race Review – Stubbington Green 10K 2018 (HRRL)

The Stubbington Green 10K is now in it’s 33rd year and has established itself as one the biggest and best 10K races on the South Coast. Having run this year it’s easy to see why.  The organisation was excellent, number collection was easy and you received a good quality long sleeve t-shirt to remember the day by. The weather was […]

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BVR at the Elstead Marathon

Record BVR Numbers at Local Elstead Race

Friday 30th June 2017 saw the annual 105th Elstead Marathon take place, and for BVR a massive club presence. It was my first experience of the “marathon”, having heard from my fellow BVR’s that it was a wonderful community supported event, along with running through the river Wey before the finish – how could turn down the opportunity!

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BVR at the Winterfold Forest MABAC

Sunday 2nd April and it’s time to go to the forest … Winterfold Forest that is. Winterfold Forest is in the heart of the beautiful Surrey Hills and as the name suggests … well it’s not a flat run but it is a stunning place to run.

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BVR Ladies take on Lake District Fells

A cold and misty weekend in January saw a team of three BVR ladies take on a gruelling Fell Running and Navigating weekend in the Lake District. Club members Tracy Dolman, Karen Jones and Maria Drummond climbed a staggering 1000m in one day whilst learning fell navigation techniques and developing mountain running skills.  Here’s a couple of short videos of their […]

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