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Solo Bat at Hameldown Hammer

The Hameldown Hammer is a tough, challenging trail race, designed to be a serious test of endurance. The race start and finish was  in the village of Widecombe-In-The-Moor, at the foot of the Hameldown ‘massif’ and surrounded by some of Dartmoor’s most iconic granite tors. The Hammer has a total ascent of over 600m, is 98% trail, over a series of well defined, grassy, rocky, sometimes muddy tracks and through …Read More

Bats at Brighton

Three BATs ventured further afield this weekend to run the popular Brighton half marathon, accompanied by two former BATs. One of the first city half marathons on the race calendar entered by over 13,000 runners, this is a beautiful seafront course. The race starts by heading north onto the cliff tops then back west with panoramic views towards Brighton. Running past both piers, into Hove, back along the seafront and …Read More

Bats trio go hillish and hellish

A team of three Bere Alston Trekkers, crossed the Tamar, to take part in the Looe 10 on Sunday 27th February which is organised by the Looe Pioneers running club. The course heads west from Looe, to Talland, broadly following the line of the Coastal Path. Down through Talland then inland towards Sclerder (via a Monastery, for those in needs of higher assistance), the route returns across West Looe Downs. …Read More

New Wednesday Evening Coaching Programme

The BATs coaches have got together and laid out the coaching programme for March and April 2016.  Have a look at the attached document for more information. Programme for Wednesday Evenings – MarchApril16

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