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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Queen’s Avenue Tragedy

Yesterday (Tuesday) evening, two young girls from Aldershot & Farnham District (AFD) Athletics Club tragically lost their lives while out running with their club, in what appears to be the most awful and senseless circumstances. The BVR committee, on behalf of its members, would like to express their deepest sympathies to the families of those involved, as well as heartfelt […]

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BVR at the Bacchus Half Marathon

Running the Bacchus Half Marathon is all about having fun. The day arrives we are all doing our last minute preparations, have we got the right costume, oh yes my friends this half marathon is not about running envy this is all about costume envy. Have we made enough effort, there are flamingos, space people, cheer leaders, film characters, references […]

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BVR Does Hart4Relay

So … waking up to blue skies and the sun already shining it looked like it was going to be a glorious summers day … so what better to do … lets go to a not so empty field just outside Fleet …. The first thing that strikes you about this place is that you are two minutes from the […]

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Who wants to do a Jigsaw?

Not the type that you have in pieces on the floor at home, but the 10k run type, but the run around the aerodrome at Dunsfold famous for the Top Gear race track type! The is a perfect race for a PB. It doesn’t get flatter, it is on tarmac and if the weather is nice then whoosh!!! The weather was perfect […]

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BVR Training Series Part 3 – Breathing and Technique

In the previous edition, club coach Lawrence Bookham covered training that’s aimed at improving your running fitness. In the final one of the series, he talks about breathing and technique… Breathing and Breathing Rhythms If you have asthma or any breathing related issues, you should discuss this with your GP before attending your first speed session due to the extra demand […]

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BVR Training Series Part 2 – Improve Your Fitness

In the last edition, club coach Lawrence Bookham introduced himself and gave some advice to those starting out. This time, it’s all about improving your fitness and busting some of that jargon… There are lots of scientific, and some not so scientific terms and definitions to understand, so I thought I would try to help explain some of these. Vo2 […]

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BVR Training Series Part 1 – Introduction

In this popular series of posts, club coach Lawrence Bookham gives us an insight into training, technique and explains what all that running jargon actually means… As I take the Tuesday night training sessions I thought I would write a few words for people who are attending or thinking of attending my sessions. First off, a few words about myself: […]

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