Marathon Alpes de Maritime Nice

Nice a game of two halves! This year’s BVR away trip was Nice to run the Alpes de Maritime Marathon.  The race is a marathon but can be run in relays with teams of two or six.  This year 12 BVR runners competed in six teams of two, with each running 13.1 miles along with 2 supporters.    Great food and […]

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Benidorm 10K – BVR Girls on Tour

The weather in Aldershot had just turned decidedly wintery when 19 intrepid BVR ladies (plus The Campbell family support crew and official race course photographers :-)) set off to the Costas. We’ve all watched the comedy series, we know the reputation that Benidorm has  (there was talk of a mobility scooter tour at one point!) but l think we all […]

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Behind the Scenes of the Rushmoor 10K

It was back in March 2018 that I said I was interested in being part of the Rushmoor 10k team and work with Dave Porter, John Hogg and Steve Low from the committee, the representatives of the Greater Rushmoor Nepali Community (Jib and Khim), Grainger PLC and the Rushmoor Health and Physical Activity Officer, Martin Sterio.  We had our first […]

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Downslink Ultra

The Downslink Ultra follows the old railway line from St Marthas to Shoreham on Sea, some 38 miles of flat running along well maintained paths and bridle ways.  The event is capped at 200 runners and advertised as a good ‘first ultra’.  Tracy D suggested this would be a good ultra to finish the year off with, I was a […]

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Rushmoor 10K

PACING AT THE RUSHMOOR 10K In the weeks leading up to the Rushmoor 10K someone had suggested about pacing at the event and I took on the task of finding volunteers to pace different times. Not having felt very confident about managing a 10K PB myself I decided the next best thing would be to help others achieve a PB […]

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Great South Run

The day started early meeting at the cricket club for 6.45. David Hamed had kindly offered a lift in his 9 seater and he had a full house. As the dawn broke we could tell it was going to be a sunny day as mist covered the hills and valleys around Hindhead. We arrived with plenty of time in hand, […]

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Royal Parks Half Marathon

Sunday 14th October saw me as the sole representative from BVR at the Royal Parks HM (everyone else was at Wellesley). This was my second time at this event, the first, 3 years ago was a beautiful sunny autumn day, this year was different, it was very cold and very wet. Royal Parks is a popular event and entry is […]

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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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