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 - 30th November 2017

On a very cold November evening, 22 runners  braved the elements and ran 4.08 miles estimating their times.
Steve Smith was the winner with only 10 seconds between his estimated and actual times, closely followed by Pat Cliff with 12 seconds.
Thanks go to Andrew Culver and Jill Cozens for timekeeping.

Athlete Estimated Time Actual Time Difference
Steve Smith 00:30:45 00:30:35 00:00:10
Geoff Cannell 00:34:30 00:32:56 00:01:34
Paul Cregg 00:35:36 00:32:26 00:03:10
Roger Harris 00:36:25 00:34:28 00:01:57
Terry McDonald 00:36:30 00:34:56 00:01:34
Anne Unseld 00:37:40 00:33:32 00:04:08
Gareth Dowling 00:38:00 00:34:01 00:03:59
Wellington Chingwaro 00:39:00 00:38:35 00:00:25
Andy Davies 00:39:15 00:32:17 00:06:58
Sue Stevens 00:39:45 00:39:01 00:00:44
Antoinette Whitfield 00:40:00 00:38:27 00:01:33
Joan Allen 00:40:00 00:38:58 00:01:02
Simon Cowie 00:40:01 00:37:49 00:02:12
Anne Porritt 00:40:30 00:41:22 00:00:52
Bridget Macedonski 00:41:00 00:32:57 00:08:03
Alison John 00:41:15 00:39:18 00:01:57
Jeanette Elvin 00:41:15 00:40:51 00:00:24
John Soper 00:49:32 00:50:17 00:00:45
Wendy Butcher 00:50:00 00:49:22 00:00:38
Pat Cliff 00:50:00 00:50:12 00:00:12
Zoe Moore 00:51:30    
Caroline Hone 00:51:30    



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.