Training on Thursday Evenings

Our Thursday Runs

We are fortunate to have a number of qualified coaches and run leaders in the club.  We aim to have a structured coaching session of around one hour each Thursday.  ALL ABILITIES WELCOME. Meet at the Parklangley Club (44A Wickham Way, Beckenham, BR3 3AF)  at 7:15pm for a 7:30pm start.   During the summer, we run the coaching sessions from Sparrows Den.  More information will appear below as these are scheduled. 

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 5 miles; the runner finishing closest to their estimated time wins 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 7:15pm for a 7:30pm start  to register and check the route map. 

For information on this week's run please see the calendar or our facebook page where the routes are often posted.  

The rota for 2017 is shown below. A word document for capturing the results can be downloaded thorough this link or an excel version that automatically calculates the time difference through this link. 






Anne P




John S



Emily T














Alison J



Sue S




Anne U

Information & Reports

BVAC Naked Run - 22nd February 2018

17 runners ran 4.23 miles (or 2.88 miles in the case of the Transition Group) around Beckenham estimating their times.
Congratulations to John Soper who was the winner with only 7 seconds between his estimated and actual times. He was closely followed by Debbie Connor with 13 seconds and Michelle Smith and Anne Unseld with 16 and 17 seconds difference, respectively.

£17 was raised for the club's charity Alzheimer's Society.
Thanks go to Anne Porritt and Jackie Ganley for timekeeping.


Athlete Estimated Time Actual Time Difference
Andy Smith 00:36:16 00:34:53 00:01:23
Anne Unseld 00:37:00 00:37:17 00:00:17
Michelle Smith 00:37:24 00:37:40 00:00:16
Antoinette Whitfield 00:38:00 00:37:25 00:35:00
Gareth Dowling 00:39:00 00:37:00 00:02:00
Joan Allen 00:40:00 00:41:39 00:01:39
Andrew Culver 00:42:00 00:37:08 00:04:52
Wellington Chingwaro 00:42:00 00:42:24 00:00:24
Alison John 00:42:08 00:41:14 00:00:54
Jeanette Elvin 00:44:42 00:44:00 00:00:42
Jan Simms 00:45:02 00:44:17 00:00:45
Sunny Foreman 00:47:00 00:48:22 00:01:22
Debbie Connor 00:48:35 00:48:22 00:00:13
Pat Cliff 00:50:00 00:54:19 00:04:19
Fiona Smith 00:53:30 00:49:35 00:03:55
Shirley Wheeler 00:53:53 00:49:53 00:04:00
John Soper 00:54:31 00:54:24 00:00:07

BVAC Naked Run - 25th January 2018

On a fine January evening,  21 runners ran 7km (or 5km in the case of the Zeroto5K graduates) around Beckenham estimating their times.
Congratulations to Joan Allen who was the clear winner with only 17 seconds between her estimated and actual times. £21 was raised for the club's charity Alzheimer's Society.
Thanks go to Fiona Hemsley. Barbara Baker and Sue Stevens for timekeeping.


Athlete Estimated Time Actual Time Difference
Sunny Foreman 00:32:30 00:28:17 00:04:13
Geoff Cannell 00:33:59 00:33:22 00:00:37
Gareth Dowling 00:35:00 00:38:25 00:03:25
Fiona Sinnott 00:35:00 00:31:55 00:03:05
Terry MacDonald 00:36:00 00:38:26 00:02:26
Roger Harris 00:36:13 00:38:45 00:02:32
Marijana Urbany 00:36:30 00:34:45 00:01:45
Bridget Macedonski 00:38:30 00:35:13 00:03:17
Wellington Chingwaro 00:40:00 00:43:28 00:03:28
Paul Hemsley 00:40:01 00:38:01 00:02:00
Anne Unseld 00:40:50 00:37:30 00:03:20
Andrew Culver 00:41:00 00:42:29 00:01:29
Jeanette Elven 00:42:23 00:45:42 00:03:19
Joan Allen 00:42:30 00:42:47 00:00:17
Alison John 00:43:32 00:42:54 00:00:38
Wendy Butcher 00:44:00 00:48:39 00:04:39
Shirley Wheeler 00:45:14 00:45:58 00:00:44
Leo Mansell 00:47:50 00:40:24 00:07:26
Pat Cliff 00:50:00 00:56:07 00:06:07
Debbie Connor 00:50:01 00:53:15 00:03:14
John Soper 00:58:29 00:56:08 00:02:21

Latest 3 Naked run reports, photos and results

BVAC Naked run - 29 Jun 2017

BVAC Naked run - 26 May 2017


On a very warm evening, 19 runners took part over a course of 4.3 miles.
Peter Howe not only pipped Steve Smith at the finish, but won with a difference of 9 seconds to Steve's 18 seconds.  Many thanks to  Anne Unseld for the route and for acting as a marshall to ensure people didn't get lost, and to Fiona and Simon for recording the times. £38 was raised for our charity, Alzheimer's Society.

N.B. We need volunteers for time-keeping on June 29th and July 27th.  Please get in touch if you can help.


BVAC Naked run - 27 Apr 2017

On an unseasonably  cold damp evening,12 runners took part over a hilly course of 5.32 miles. After about 6 weeks of dry weather, the wet pavement along Wickham Way made for a slightly challenging start, but fortunately there were no tumbles.  Roger was the first home, with Anne not far behind.  Simon's time was impressive, considering that it was only 4 days after he'd completed the London Marathon.  It was good to have Karen running with us, possibly for her first Naked Run?   Anne's winning prediction was 23s out from her estimate, with Fiona a close 2nd at 27s difference.  Many thanks to Bernie Fry, Joan Allen and Alison John for recording our times.£24 was raised for our charity, Alzheimer's Society.