BVR are a friendly social running club open to a wide range of running and jogging abilities.
The main club night is Wednesday. At 7pm we start with the club announcements, then split into different ability groups for the runs. Runs typically last between 60 and 75 minutes.
The clubhouse at Aldershot Cricket Club has great facilities, including 4 changing rooms with showers. After the run many of our members retire to the club bar for refreshment.
In Winter we use the well lit roads around Aldershot, Farnham, Ash, Tongham, and Farnborough. In Summer we often venture off road. Find out more about where we run.
There are also Tuesday sessions for speed work, Friday sessions for hill training, and Sunday morning runs which are usually trail runs in the Surrey Hills countryside. Tuesdays and Friday sessions are suitable for all abilities, and there are usually multiple Sunday runs at different speeds/distances to suit most abilities.
The BVR Kit Shop is available in person on Wednesday evenings at the club house. Cheque or cash accepted.
Most activities are organised by the BVR Committee, a group of up to 14 people that are voted in once a year at the club AGM.
Once a year we organise an overseas marathon trip, to a new place each year - around 30 different trips so far! Some members run the marathon, some a half, some a 10k, and some go just to cheer the others on.
We also arrange social events such as restaurant trips, rounders, quiz nights, wine tastings, and once a year at our annual dinner & dance evening we present achievement awards.
We're affiliated to the MABAC running league and take part in their free monthly cross country events on Sunday mornings at various beauty spots in the Surrey countryside. We're also affiliated to the Hampshire Road Race League, the Hampshire Cross Country League, England Athletics, and the Association of Running Clubs (ARC).
Some members manage to get up early enough on Saturday mornings to participate in the local Rushmoor parkrun, the one just down the road at Frimley Lodge, or the hillier one at Alice Holt. These are a free 5km events for everyone - ideal for getting started in running or for a bit of speedwork.
A few members are keen walkers and are members of the Long Distance Walkers Association (LDWA). These events are 20 to 30 miles long and most can be run or walked. They're great events for marathon training!
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Want to find out more about the club? How we started or maybe where the name came from? Take a look at our Club History page.