Training on Thursday Evenings

Thursday Runs


Coaching /Training Sessions 

We are fortunate to have a number of qualified coaches and run leaders in the club.  We aim to have structured Training sessions of around one hour each Thursday.  Training session locations and times are advertised on the Google sheet run schedule, emailed out weekly to members. ALL ABILITIES WELCOME. 

Paced runs

For those who do not wish to do a structured training session, members can join a Run Leader on a paced run, leaving from Wickham Way outside Parklangley Club at 7.15pm. Run Leaders will add their names and pace of the group to the run schedule, as for Tuesday evenings. The number of groups and paces offered will depend on Run Leaders' availibility.

Naked Run

On the last Thursday of each month  throughout the year – Naked Run from the Parklangley Club. 

You are asked to estimate your time for a run of approximately 3 or 5 miles - you choose which distance you wish to run; the runner finishing closest to their estimated time wins half of the prize kitty. All good fun for a £2 contribution: £1 goes to the prize kitty and £1 to the collection for the charity chosen by BVAC members for the year. Please come clothed, but without your watch!! Be there by 7:00pm for a 7:15pm start  to register and check the route map. 

For information on this month's Naked Run please see the our Facebook and WhatsApp pages (members only) where the routes are posted.  

Afterwards, we gather in the bar for a social drink and / or meal. Remember that as social members, BVAC members can use the shower and changing facilities at the Parklangley Club.

Note that on the Naked Run evenings, paced group runs will not go ahead, but Training sessions will still be offered.


Meet outside Parklangley Club

May-Aug - cross country runs; 
meeting at various locations

Sign up on the weekly run schedule

Tuesday Evenings 7.15pm

Cross Country Run

1st and 3rd Weds of the month.

Check run schedule for start
location and time.

Weds Mornings

Training sessions / Mixed ability social run

Training - Check the weekly run schedule
for meeting places/times

Group social run - leaving Parklangley Club
at 7.15pm

Thursday Evenings

Information & Reports

Latest Naked results

BVAC Naked run - 25 Jan 2024

The first Naked Run of 2024 saw 16 runners take on a 5km or 8km run around Beckenham to raise money for the club's charity for the past year, Bromley Meals.

Amazingly, Paul Hefford predicted his finish time exactly and Cat Lockton, on her first participation in the event, was only one second out!

A big thank-you to Terry McDonald and Sue Smith for organising the event, to Roger Harris who provided the routes now that Geoff Cannell has stepped down, and to Dave Stewart for analysing the results.

BVAC Naked run - 28 Dec 2023

A good turnout of 22 runners for the  last Naked Run for 2023 on a blustery, showery December evening, with a choice of a 5.3km or 8.0km run around Beckenham.

For the first time, there was a tie for first place with a 15 second difference between predicted and actual times by both Maura Hubbard and Alison John - well done both of you! Second place went to Natalie Price with a 28 second difference.

Thanks go to Terry McDonald and Geoff Cannell, assisted by Sarah Regan, who between them organised, timed, provided routes and analysed the results.

An extra big thankyou to Geoff who is stepping down from his role after two years of organising routes and analysing results (even from Italy!). Dave Stewart will be taking over the result analysis in 2024.

BVAC Naked run - 30 Nov 2023

A good turnout of 20 runners for the Naked Run on a very cold November evening, with a choice of a 5.3km or 7.7km run around Beckenham.

Congratulations go to Wendy Butcher who was only 30 seconds off her predicted time, with Jason Short in a very close second place with a 32 second difference. Wendy very generously donated her winnings to this year's club charity, Bromley Meals. 

A big thanks to Terry McDonald, Geoff Cannell and Sue Stevens, who between them organised, timed, provided routes and analysed the results.