Bovey Valley Runners was set up in 2018 and became an affiliated club with the Association of Running Clubs (ARC) in January 2019. We are a non-profit organisation.  All our run leaders and committee are volunteers dedicated to running as a sport and providing the Bovey Tracey community with a great sport and social club.

We meet on Monday, Wednesday, Thursday evenings, and Friday mornings in various locations around Bovey Tracey.  We cater for absolute beginners through to experienced runners at various running distances.

Membership information is on the Membership Link.  If you are unsure about joining then please come along for a free taster session to see whether Bovey Valley Runners is for you.

Monday Evenings

Time:  7.00pm

Meeting Place: Car Park opposite Mill Marsh Entrance by Co-op

Training: Running Development – an hour of running development exercises, sessions vary each week, previous sessions have been hill sprints, circuits, and interval training.


Wednesday Evenings

Time: 7pm

Meeting Place: Car Park opposite Mill Marsh Entrance by Co-op

Training: Group Runs – there are 3 different groups:

Beginners – 5km

Intermediates – 10km

Advanced – 13km

Each group has a run leader and a back runner (or looping system) so no-one gets left behind. 


Thursday Evenings

Time: 7pm

Meeting Place: Bovey Tracey Football Club

Training: Couch to 5km (C-5K) – for absolute beginners.  Over a period of weeks the C-5K programme aims encourage beginners into running.  The first session is only 30 minutes consisting of 5 minutes warm up walk, 1 minute jogs intersected with 1.5 minute walks, and then a 5 minute cool down walk.  By the end of the programme we aim to get you running for a whole 30minutes/5km.  Next programme starting in September 2019 – see facebook for more details or contact info@boveyvalleyrunners.org.uk

Please visit our facebook page for more information: https://www.facebook.com/groups/264992237561410/


Friday Mornings

Time: 9am (varies – see facebook posts)

Meeting Place: Car Park opposite Mill Marsh Entrance by Co-op

Training: 5km run catering to all abilities

BVR Committee

From Left to Right: John Mellitt (5/10km lead) Kevin Little (BVR chairperson & 13km lead), Jacqui Baker (C-5K lead), Frazer Bolt (Friday run lead), Caragh Mellitt (Secretary & 10/13km lead), Claire Watts (10km lead), Gemma Pegg (social secretary/run lead), Kate Little (treasurer) Richard Simmons (not in photo)

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