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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A Race through Alice Holt Forest!

On Saturday 5th September, BVR went out on tour en masse for yet another club race. This is one of the biggest events in the calendar and allows us to support Farnhma Runners a fellow running club in the local area. The race the Alice Holt races with a 1km kids run 3km kids run a 5km and 10km race. […]

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Arundel 10k and the points championship update

Another event comes and goes in the annual race for the points championship, a 10k race at Arundel, the first time this event has made it into the championship. Another great day out for team BVR as 9 willing volunteers turned out on a Sunday morning to race up and down the hills of Arundel and through the castle. There […]

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The Points Championship.. so far

We’re now 13 events done out of 21 for the points championship for 2015 so it seemed a good time to go through the story so far. So rather embarrassingly (as I’m one of them) the Radford clan has led the tables from the first events this year having been at every event with the exception of Holmwood MABAC, however […]

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The Sloggers have it

Anyone ever wandered why this race is called the Surrey slog? No…. It is also known as the “Holmbury Half”. I know which name I prefer and I know which one is more true, but you can decide which is better for yourself. A dangerous dozen BVR nutters runners decided to take on the Holmbury Half marathon on 19th July. The […]

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Elstead Marathon – It’s only a Race?

The first sunny Friday in July …… 3rd July 2015. After 103 years of the Elstead Marathon, Blackwater Valley Runners once again decided to grace the event with our presence, the blue and yellow t-shirts would once again be worn in solidarity! This event is always tough “it’s a marathon” well actually just over 5 miles, but always a very […]

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Endure24, Keep on Running!

On Saturday 13th and Sunday 14th June 2015 team “Blackwater Valley Runners 1” took on the Endure24 challenge. In principal it sounds simple, run as far as you can as a team in 24hrs. Many of the team trundled down to a field in Aldermaston where they spent the night on Friday, putting up tents, drinking beer and discussing tactics […]

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Off to the Surrey Hills Again

  So on a warm and sunny Sunday morning a mass of Blackwater Valley Runners turned up for the latest instalment in the MABAC series. This time we were at Farley Heath. In excess of 20 runners enjoyed the sunshine in the woods. We were even met by bluebells as well. For the first time in a while we had […]

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