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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Listen to your heart…

Written by Rob Ostler My name is Rob and I am currently 35, I have always enjoyed sports, more so endurance sport! I used to cycle a lot and also run a fair bit too. When I was 28 I was training for a Olympic distance triathlon when I started to notice that when i did the run part of […]

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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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Interview with Steve Low, Marathon Medal Collector

We are in a field in Wales interviewing Steve Low. “So, Steve, how many London Marathons have you completed?” That was Steve’s ninth. “So compared to the other eight…?” It was as hot as one of them but the others were cooler. “What is your pre marathon prep?” On the day get up, tape up: quads, feet, boobs, then a […]

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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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Ooops! You didn’t think we really meant it did you? We welcome runners of all abilities. Find out more about our real  Wednesday Night Club Runs

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BVR Award Winners 2017

A fine time was had by all at Farnham Castle for the Annual Awards 2017 Dinner and Dance on Friday 2nd February. It was odd to meet lots of members wearing sequins and high heels or smart suits (even a few dickie bows) instead of the usual lycra and trainers, it was another night of cheer that shows what a […]

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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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