Open Race

What is our Open Race?

 

 

An exciting and challenging 5 mile race around Spring Park Woods and Sparrows Den, West Wickham.   Sponsored by Nuffield Health.

 

Results for the 2017 race are here.

Photographs are here

 

The date for the 2018 event is Sunday 25th March  

 

  • Sunday 25th March 10:30am
  • Start (and finish) at Spring Park / Sparrows Den, between Addington Road and Woodland Way, West Wickham, Kent BR4 9BB
  • Undulating route over fields and roads
  • Race is covered by marshals throughout with St John's Ambulance on standby and water station

 

  • Entry costs:
    • £12 UK Athletics affiliated
    • £14 non-affiliated
    • £15 on the day
  • A percentage of our profits go to  charity 
  • Medals for all entrants
  • Prizes for various categories + spot prizes
  • Registration through Run Britain (search 'BVAC')
  • Toilets on site but no changing facilities/showers
  • Supervised baggage drop
  • Refreshments and cake available (donations welcome)

 

 

  • Street Parking is possible in the area around Woodland Way, but we strongly encourage car sharing. Please note that parking at Sparrows Den will be closed and streets in this area will be controlled as there is an event at the Rugby club. Please do not park along the verge of Kent Way.
  • Alternatively the nearest train station is West Wickham about 30 mins walk.   Bus routes 353, 314 and 119 also stop close to Sparrows' Den.  There is also a tram stop (No. 64 Addington Village Interchange from West Croydon) about 15 mins away.  


Any queries please contact the race director at bromleyvetsac@gmail.com

 

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Latest 3 Open Race reports, photos and results

BVAC Open Race - 12 Mar 2017

BVAC 5 Mile Open Cross-country Race: Prizewinners 2017

 

Position Name Club Finish Time
1st Man Philip Coales Striders of Croydon 00:31:27
2nd Man Ross Braden Blackheath & Bromley Harriers AC 00:31:59
       
1st Lady Rachel Bentley Petts Wood Runners 00:38:06
2nd Lady Elinor (Lin) Skinner Crystal Palace Fun Runners 00:39:19
       
1st M35 Justin Macenhill Striders of Croydon 00:34:44
1st W35 Jenny Leng Petts Wood Runners 00:40:06
       
1st M50 Douglas Bentall Tonbridge AC 00:34:05
1st W50 Lucy Pitcairn-Knowles Tonbridge AC 00:39:56
       
1st M60 Robert Brown Blackheath & Bromley Harriers AC 00:41:03
1st W60 Teresa Flanagan East Essex Triathlon Club 00:55:51

    BVAC Open Race - 13 Mar 2016

    BVAC 5 mile Open Cross-country Race Prize Winners 2016

    Category Name Club Finish time
    1st man Justin  Macenhill Striders of Croydon 00:35:02
    2nd man Marcus Elwes Petts Wood Runners 00:36:46
    1st lady Jane Bradshaw Blackheath & Bromley Harriers  00:38:30
    2nd lady Rachel Bentley Petts Wood Runners 00:40:57
    1st M35 James Tinkler unaffiliated 00:36:48
    1st F35 Rachel Flannigan unaffiliated 00:43:36
    1st M50 Anthony Lennox unaffiliated 00:39:09
    1st F50 Karen Barritt Petts Wood Runners 00:48:02
    1st M60 Norman Hemming Croydon Harriers 00:47:04
    1st F60 Teresa  Flannigan East Essex Triathlon Club 00:50:51
     

     

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    BVAC Open Race - 08 Mar 2015

    BVAC 5 mile Open Cross-country Race Prize Winners 2015

     

         
    Category Name Club Time
    1st man Keith Miller Redway Runners 00:32:30
    2nd man Timothy Nash Blackheath & Bromley 00:33:56
    1st lady Zoe Neale Folkestone Running Club 00:42:13
    2nd lady Lucy Clapp Dulwich Runners AC 00:42:55
    1st M35 Simon Bryant Petts Wood Runners 00:35:08
    2nd M35 Andrew Breese Petts Wood Runners 00:37:40
    1st F35 Aurelia Osborne   00:45:18
    2nd F35 Sarah Regan BVAC 00:45:40
    1st M50 Stephen Moore Springfield Runners 00:36:18
    2nd M50 Chris Morton Striders of Croydpon 00:37:21
    1st F50 Bridget Macedonski BVAC 00:45:16
    2nd F50 Julie Travers   00:50:48
    1st M60 Peter Howe BVAC 00:42:36
    2nd M60 Chris Balmer   00:47:54
    1st F60 Barbara Baker BVAC 00:54:11
    2nd F60 Val Hassett BVAC 01:00:55
    Last Finisher Fran O'Brien JanesRunners 01:16:16
     
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