Category: race review

Bedford Running Festival 2019

There were three BVH members – Leanne Botwright, Greg Howard and Simon Partridge – taking part in the Bedford Running Festival 2019, a three day event which takes place in a beautiful country park within the town. That meant the courses took in tarmac, loose gravel and grass sections, but they were flat and an ideal hunting ground for some…

Lord Mayor’s 5K – 2019

The Lord Mayor’s 5K is one of Norfolk’s most eagerly anticipated races, run on a tough, 2 lap course through Norwich city centre. Unusually, entry requires runners to have a PB of either 20min (men) or 22min (women) and during the race, runners not on target for those times are pulled out at 3K, both bringing additional pressure to the event.…

Edinburgh Marathon 2019

Fenella Sunaway had a very eventful and emotional Edinburgh marathon. She was hoping to run 3.20.00 but the weather conditions of rain and high winds put paid to that so considering this her time of 3.33.25 was excellent. A gel too many didn’t help the situtation as she was sick at 22 miles but once she settled did pick it…

Holt 10k 2019

No personal best times today in the Holt 10k which isn’t really surprising on this tough course. Phil Hurr, once again on the podium, finished 1st in the M60-64 category in 41.05. Frank Gribben was next in for BVH and 4th in the M65-69 age group in 49.26. Sarah Bird ran 51.48. Gail Hardingham with another trophy to add to…

Wroxham 5k -1st in series May 2019

The weather conditions and the new fast finish were obviously a help to our 18 members taking part as, between them, they achieved 8 pb’s, 1 EQ pb, 5 age bests, 3 age records and 3 trophies. Results as follows:- Jack Noble 17.25 gold standard pb. Matt Stone 17.30 (eq pb) diamond standard and age best. Jake Stearman 17.49 gold…

Dereham 10 Mile 2019

The Norfolk county 10 mile trophy came back home to BVH today thanks to Michael Eccles. Let’s hope for a hat trick next year !! Michael, running his fist 10 miles for the club, finished 2nd overall in a diamond standard time of 56.49.10. Phil Hurr, also running his first 10 miles for BVH, and suffering from a cold all…

Milton Keynes Marathon 2019

Sabina Spence had a superb run in the Milton Keynes Marathon. She finished 9th lady overall and 1st lady 45+ in a diamond standard time of 3.20.48, taking over 20 minutes off her previous time. This is also a ladies club record. Well done Sabina – great achievement. At 5 Miles At 25 Miles

Breckland 10k 2019

At the Breckland 10k Matt Stone finished 3rd male 45+ in a diamond standard pb of 37.19. Frank Gribben was 2nd male 65+ also in a diamond standard time of 45.07. Dean Hawkins in his first outing wearing the BVH vest and running his first 10k ran a bronze standard time of 46.35. Well done all – great running.

Gear 10k 2019

There were some excellent results all round today with 7 personal best times, 3 running the distance for the first time for BVH and two prize winners. Michael Eccles, running his first 10k for BVH, finished 6th overall and 4th senior man in a diamond standard 34.00. Jack Noble ran a gold standard pb of 36.56.  Jake Stearman who is…