Training on Tuesday Evenings

Our Tuesday Runs


We meet every Tuesday at 7:00pm for a 7:15pm run according to the following schedule.  

  1. We typically do a road run with led routes of 50 mins plus a warm up and stretch/cool down, to be back at the club for 8.15pm.  We aim to have groups at paces to run approx  6, 7 , 8, 9 and 10km in the 50mins. These groups are therefore called 650, 750 etc. so for 750, the run leader will aim for the run to be approx 7km in 50 minutes (which is approx 7 min per km pace).  You should join the group you think you can keep pace with - you can always move up or down groups the following week if you find the group too fast or slow! Routes are each led by one of our Run Leaders, who have all taken the English Athletics' Leader in Running Fitness course.  Occasionally, for a few weeks at a time, we will also have a Transition Group, which will typically run 5 to 5.5km in 50 minutes, aimed at recent "graduates" from our 0-5k courses, and also for people returning to running from illness/injury. 
    We meet outside on the pavement near The Parklangley Club (44a Wickham Way, Beckenham, BR3 3AF - see here for map) The various groups meet at slightly different points to avoid blocking the pavements to pedestrians - see the run schedule fo details of where each group meets.  The exceptions to this are... 
  2. On the First Tuesday of every month, in Summer (April-September), we run a handicap starting and finishing in Norman Park . The handicap competition is a Members Only event. 
  3. On the Second Tuesday of the month we have Move Up Tuesday where we aim to increase all the run distances by 0.5k to give members an opportunity to challenge themselves, to see if they can run just that little bit further in the same time (50mins). Run Leaders will support all members in their group and noone will be left behind! This is aimed to give members confidence to move up to a faster group in the following weeks.
  4. During the lighter nights, from end April to mid August, we run a cross country route from various locations, such as the Bromley Veterans bench on Hayes Common (far right-hand corner of the  field in Warren Road, which is at the top of Station Hill, Hayes), Beckenham Place Park, Sparrows Den - check the run schedule for location and paces of the various groups going out and sign up in advance  Cross country in 2022 runs from April 25th 


Hayes Cross-country meeting point: at the top of Station Approach in Hayes, at the roundabout take first left and then first right into Station Hill, then park in Warren Road - the bench is at the far end of the field in front of you.




Information & Reports

Runners Guidance for Group Runs


  • Choose a running group that suits your running ability.
  • ONLY Complete the Google sheet run schedule, once a Leader has added their name and agreed to lead a group.
  • In the event of a Run Leader not being available to lead a group the Club Run is cancelled.  (All Club Runs on the BVAC Run Schedule to be led by a qualified Run Leader only).
  • If for any reason you cannot attend please communicate this to the run leader via BVAC Info WhatsApp and take your name off the schedule.
  • Make sure you arrive in sufficient time for the start of a run. If you know you will be late, please communicate this to the Run Leader via BVAC Info Whats App.
  • Ensure that you are physically fit to run. Don’t run if you feel unwell or have an injury.
  • Wear suitable clothing (fluorescent or reflective/Lights if it’s dark) and the correct footwear for running.
  • Always have a visible ICE Tag or at least carry some form of identification with an emergency contact name and telephone /mobile number.
  • If you have a medical condition please ensure details are on your ICE Tag or carry a note with you in case you need medical attention.
  • Don’t overtake the group leader unless he/she has agreed that you can do so.
  • Maintain visual contact with the runner immediately behind and in front of you. Alert the group leader if any runner appears to be left behind.
  • Immediately report any injury or illness (yourself or that of another runner) to the group leader
  • Always shout out a warning of oncoming obstacles (e.g. tree roots, overhanging branches holes in the ground) or dangerous situations (cars or bicycles approaching) to the other runners.
  •  If you hear a warning, ensure that you repeat it for the benefit of runners behind or in front of you.
  • Respect your surroundings – do not enter private property.
  • Please be aware of our neighbours when we meet for a run at Wickham Way, keep conversations to a considerate volume. please park considerately.
  • Always ensure that you advise your group leader if you intend to leave the group early to run home.
  • At the end of the run, make sure that you stretch to avoid injury to tight muscles.

Reviewed and revised 01.03.22


Latest Handicap results

BVAC Handicap run - 04 Jun 2024

26 competed at the June Handicap run in Norman Park on Tuesday.
The fastest Male was Jonathan Wilson, coming home in a blistering 11:55.
The quickest Female was Sara Elmqvist, recording a very impressive time of 14:04.

This month's event was organised by Jim Kelly, with his usual partner-in-crime, Chris 'IRONMAN' Jackson, having a very well-earned rest.
He was also ably helped by Sue Stevens, Sarah Regan and Jeanette Elven.

So at the halfway stage, here's the top of the table:

1 John O'Toole 96
2 Leo Mansell 82
3 Tracey Simmons 81
4 Richard Hall 70
5 James Ward 70
6 Simon Powell 69

Still all to play for!

BVAC Handicap run - 07 May 2024

An excellent turnout of 31 runners were at Norman Park for the 2nd Summer Handicap Series. Well done to James Ward for being in Ist place, closely followed by Geoff Cannell (2nd) and Tracy Simmons in (3rd).

John O'Toole holds the overall lead with 56 points, with Richard Hall and Leo Mansell just behind, both on 51.

The fastest male on the night was James Tinkler, clocking a time of 12:35, and the fastest women was Betty Foggitt, crossing the finish in 16:20.

A big thank you to James Kelly and Chris Jackson, and there team of volunteers for organising the event.

BVAC Handicap run - 02 Apr 2024

1st BVAC Handicap Run of the year, with a turnout of 28 runners.