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Bere Alston Trekkers (Bats) Award Community Funds

Funds raised from the Bere Pen 10k road race 2015 hosted by Bere Alston Trekkers (Bats) were awarded to local community groups in the village this evening. £800 was available to community groups within the Bere Peninsular who were invited to submit a bid. Every bid that was made was successful and the funds were shared as follows: Bere Alston Bowling Club (new mugs); TASS on behalf of Bere Ferrers …Read More

Bats Big Breakfast 2016

Bats would like to say a really big thank you to everyone who came and supported the Bats Big Breakfast on Saturday. We cooked and served, 80 adult breakfasts, 8 vegetarian breakfasts, 21 children’s breakfasts and 28 sandwiches. In addition to this was the toast, juice, squash, tea and coffees, the cake stall sold out and the raffle was very successful. Bats would like to also say thank you to …Read More

Bats and the January Jaunt

Each year, Plymouth Round Table organises two 10Km runs, one in January (January Jaunt) and the other in March (Mad March Hare), both in aid of local charities, and with every penny raised being used for these good causes. This year’s January Jaunt saw a capacity field of 500 runners taking on the out and back route through Saltram from the start (and finish) at the Plymouth Speedway track, St. …Read More

Bats AGM

The Bats AGM will be held on Tuesday 23rd February, in Trinity Hall Bere Alston at 8pm. Please ensure that any agenda items are emailed to batsrun@hotmail.com by Tuesday 18th February. Here are the notes from the last meeting: BATs AGM Minutes 2014

Bats Presentation Evening 2015

Members of Bere Alston Trekkers Bats, hung up their lycra and trainers last weekend and pulled on their posh frocks, shirts and some exceptionally high-heels to attend the clubs annual presentation evening which, as tradition dictates, was held in the village parish hall. As the past 12 months have whizzed by so have the number of miles run by club members with events ranging from 3 miles to 100 miles …Read More

Bats Fly in the Dark at Burrator

On the blustery evening of Saturday 5th December seven members of Bere Alston Trekkers (BATs) took part in two new events starting and finishing at the Burrator visitor centre. The Burrator Noir is a tough 10 mile off-road race up onto the open Moor starting at the Burrator visitor centre and taking in some stunning terrain including Nuns Cross Farm, Eylesbarrow and Dittsworthy Warren. The Burrator 10K is a fast, …Read More

Bats fly at the Cornish and Plymouth 10k

The Cornish Marathon is Cornwall’s only all road marathon. It began in 1987 and originally started out from Saltash following the A38 and A390 to Lostwithiel. Relocating to Rilla Mill, taking in much of the present route, it presented competitors with 3 miles of steady climbing from the start. Changing to Pensilva, the event starts from Millenium House, a much gentler introduction to the scenic circular out and back route …Read More

How hard can it be?!

Taking part in The November Nightmare hosted by How Hard Can It Be events was lone Bat Paul Mingo.  The Nightmare for Paul was 6 marathons in 6 days starting on 1st November and all ran through horrendous weather conditions. The event is run over lapped two courses, which over the period of six days is hard going without having to negotiate pot holes, hills and bad weather. The Lightmoor …Read More

Bats Race Report: New York, Bideford, Templar & Lordshill

Taking part in the New York Marathon last weekend and wearing her club vest with pride, was Bere Alston Trekker, Natasha Ayres. The 26.2 mile course travels through all five boroughs. The starting line is in Staten Island and participants run through Brooklyn, Queens, Manhattan and the Bronx before crossing the finish line in Central Park.  As runners wind through the various neighborhoods, they pass an average of five different …Read More

Bats: Tavy 7, Dartmoor Vale & Bath-to-Bristol

Taking part in the Tavy 7 road race today was a good number of Bats. Starting at Plasterdown the route is seven miles, out and back, of undulating and scenic moorland roads. First Bat home, second overall and first in his age group was Ben Neale who makes a welcome return to running.  Chris Anthony made his debut for the club and the first lady Bat across the line was …Read More