Closing date for Tour entries is looming! Monday 11th July
Are you up for a challenge? Then come and take part in the Tour of Bournville. This is a week long of ‘races’ at, or close to, the Pavilion and is only open to paid up BVH members.
Monday – 10K multi terrain at the Pavillion
Tuesday – 4 mile XC at Cofton Park
Wednesday – 5 mile canal run, from Kings Norton
Thursday – 7 mile hills and The Peacock pub, Weatheroak
Friday – 5K at the Pavillion
The tour is an exciting week of running for the club, with all abilities taking part to complete the challenge of hills, cross country and road running. Its a fantastic opportunity to test your mental stamina, whilst also being a prime time to get to know those who you wouldn’t usually run with.
Whatever you perceive your ability to be then come and join us for a fantastic week, and if the running doesn’t tempt you then the fact that there is alcohol readily available on 3 of the nights may sway some of you…
Entry forms can be found online here and also some will be available on the notice board at the Pavilion.
What about if your interested in taking part but cant make all 5 nights? I know its a big commitment and some of you may not be able to due to work/families/fitness– that doesn’t matter. You can still enter and run on the days you can, you are just not eligible to win prizes. Each year a number of runners are unable to make all 5, but still thoroughly enjoy the week.
I have spoken to a number of people who have expressed an interest in the BVH Tour and I am yet to receive their entries. I need these by next Monday, 11th July please!
This Thursday is a perfect opportunity to hand me your forms and money!
If your new to the club or not sure what this is all about, but think you may be interested then come and see me, or email me, or speak to the many people that have competed before: Our current reigning champions Garteh Cadd and Linda Howell, Laura Leslie, Keith Elliott, Jackie Davies, Becky Hampson, Chi Chi, Kimberley Belizia to name but a few. Ask anyone that has been involved and they will be only too happy to talk you into it!
Don’t be put off by the names of Gareth and Linda, this is an event that welcomes and encourages members of all ability. Its a great way of breaking down barriers and meeting new friends, having the opportunity to talk to fellow club members you wouldn’t usually have chance to.
This years summer BBQ is being held on Friday 22nd July at Rowheath Pavilion and incorporates the BVH Tour prize giving.
Tickets are available from Sharon at a cost of £2.50. Those running the Tour get free entry into the BBQ, however you will need to purchase extra tickets for family or friends. Please let us know if you are vegetarian so that we can make provision for you.
The last race will start at 7.30 if you would like to come and support, the BBQ will commence straight after (from 8.15) and prize giving will follow closely behind.
Get in touch
If you have any questions then please feel free to email me. I know that some of you have said that you will be able to marshal, can you email me please and let me know which nights you would like to do (location may affect your availability etc) thank you – firstname.lastname@example.org