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Bats 20th Birthday Party!

Bere Alston Trekkers turns 20 this year.  To celebrate we will be hosting a party in the Bere Alston Parish Hall.  Saturday 29th June from 7pm.  Open to all members past and present.  Bring your partner and a bottle.  No dress code.  Please RSVP to BatsChair@gmail.com to let us know if you're coming!

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Bats 2024 Couch to 5k Completed!

Well done to all the amazing Couch to 5k finishers this year, and welcome to the club!  If you're new to running, you don't need to wait until we run a C25k.   Our runs are suitable for beginners, so please feel free to come along for a trial run.  

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Bats Quiz Night 2024

Friday 1st March the Bats hosted a quiz night.  With questions from our wonderful Northern Bat (Andy Cowden) we have a lovely full hall of keen quizzers.

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Village Consultation Event 2024

The Bere Ferrers Parish Council ran a consultation event to look at the sports and recreation facilities locally. Bats had a stall to advertise our club.

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2024 AGM

On Saturday 10th February we had a great turnout for our AGM at the Victoria Social Club.  We welcomed our new committee which includes Jo Bourton (moving from Welfare Rep to Chair), Christie Campbell (Membership Secretary) and Lisa Nickel (Welfare Rep).  Huge thanks to those stepping down from their previous roles.  For a full look at the current committee and run leaders - check out our Meet the Team page!

Running in the City

 Bats Christmas Get-together Dec 2022

 We hardly recognise each other without the high-viz!  In December we had a nice low-key get together at the Bere Alston Victoria Social Club. 

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Bere Peninsular Wellbeing Event

Bats were proud to have a stall at the Bere Peninsular Wellbeing event on the 17th May.  Bats were on hand to talk about the benefits of running and welcome potential new members to give running a try.

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Farewell to old friends

At our March end of the month run we said thanks to our outgoing Chair, Membership Secretary and Secretary after many years of dedicated hard work.

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Meet your 2022 Committee

We have had our AGM and can now introduce this years committee.  

Murray Turner takes an additional role as Chair in addition to his role as Head Coach.

The committee also includes: Jim Medhurst as Membership Secretary; Lisa Birch as Welfare Officer; Paul Martin as kit officer; Derek Hicks as Club Treasurer; Kate Medhurst as Secretary;  Julie Page as Club Captain and Social Secretary; Sam Harte-Latremouille as a committee member.

Yes Murray - the photo does sadly crop you out.  I've tried to edit it and failed.

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Spring 2022 Meeting Times

We run regularly on a Monday and Wednesday night each week.


Monday night is usually an away run.  Wednesday night is usually a choice of a social or coached session, in Bere Alston.  The options are posted on Facebook on Sunday night or can be sent by email each week.  With Covid numbers still being high we continue to ask members to book a place on the run they wish to attend.

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Supporting Ukraine

The Bere Peninsula has been busy raising money for those affected by the war in Ukraine.  On Wed 23rd March the club hosted a social run in support of Ukraine, with all participants encouraged to wear blue & yellow.  We raised £100 which we donated at the village Ukraine coffee morning. Our thanks go to all those that came out to run with us, and who donated generously.

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September 2022 Bats C25K

Bats will be running a new Couch to 5k programme for new and returning runners.  Starting on Wed 7th September 6.30 for 6.45 in the Bere Alston Trinity Church Hall.  It's free to join and a lovely friendly environment to begin running.  Meet our lovely coach and run leaders, Derek, Lisa, Paul, Julie, Paula, Murray and Debbie. If you want more information please emails batschair@gmail.com.   We look forward to seeing you!

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British Summer Time!

When the clocks go forward at the end of March each year we move our meeting place to the Bere Alston Primary School car park.  Runs meet at 19:30. 


In the lighter evenings we often begin to advertise away runs.  These away runs are advertised through our Facebook page.  We still run a village run throughout the summer, so you'll always be able to find us - but please do join us on Facebook for more detailed information about our runs.  

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