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The Ted Pepper 'Seven' was first organised in 1979 so the 2018 version marked the 40th Anniversary.  The Club Committee turned down a request to make it 10k - as no one ran 10k on the roads! (those were the days).  It was always a short course and basically 3 laps around the Langley Park area of Beckenham.  In 1991 the course was re-measured and adjusted to make it 10k. Course measurement certificate no: SEAA 02/036.

2019 sees the same course as the last seven years, still 10k but off-road and based around Norman Park, Bromley. Event certificate

Who was Ted Pepper?  Read his Obituary. The cup was presented to the Club by his Company. 

Next date: 6 May 2019 at 10:00



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THE TED PEPPER MEMORIAL 10K RACE (and children’s fun run)






MONDAY 6th MAY 2019, 10.00 AM START





Venue: Norman Park Athletics track, and the surrounding countryside.

Hayes Lane, Bromley BR2 9EF


ENTER ONLINE via runbritain.com website

£12.50 UKA affiliated, £14.50 unaffiliated

£20 late/on the day if available


The race recalls Ted Pepper, a Blackheath Harrier (as we were previously called) who died in the 1978 Three Peaks race in North Yorkshire, having represented his club with distinction on the road, track and cross country.


Course records:  34:32 Andrew Rayner (SM), 39:12 Clare Elms (F50)


Number collection at race HQ: Your number will available for collection on the day. SCVAC members will have age-group numbers on their backs which will also be available to collect on the day.



By Road

  • From West Wickham Station, take Station Road, Beckenham Road to South Eden Park Road

  • From Westerham/Biggin Hill, A233 to Keston Mark, turn left onto A232 to West Wickham.

  • From Bromley or Beckenham to Chinese Garage.

  • From Croydon, A232 East to West Wickham.

  • From Orpington, A232 West to West Wickham

  • From M25, Junction 4 (A21) to Farnbrough, then west onto the A232 to West Wickham.


Parking: There is reasonable parking available within the park although this will be subject to other park users. Additional street parking is available in surrounding streets.


By Train:

Hourly from London Charing Cross on the Hayes Line to Hayes Station. Norman Park is approximately 1 mile from Hayes Station and can be reached by catching the 119 bus from outside Hayes Station to outside the entrance to Norman Park.

Trains also run regularly to Bromley South from London Victoria and various southern train stations. Norman Park is approximately 1 mile from Bromley South Station and can be reached by catching the 119 bus from outside the Station to outside the entrance to Norman Park.


Changing: Limited changing, toilets and showers are provided within Norman Park Race Track. There are additional toilet facilities within Norman Park.


The Start: is at 10.00am on the track at Norman Park. Runners will complete 1 and a half laps of the track before leaving the track area and entering the park and surrounding areas. The race will also finish with three quarters of a lap of the track.


The Course: Off road 10km: 1 lap – out and back, almost flat, marshals, kilometre/mile markers, water station at the 2m/4.25m and start/finish.

  • Start on the track with 1 and a half laps before leaving the track area by the gate next to the children’s playground in the park

  • Round the park, via the river route, to the top corner of the park

  • Out of the park and round the field opposite Bromley College and into Rookery Lane.

  • Along Rookery Lane, past the trout farm and turn left past Brook Wood towards Barnet Wood.

  • Past the water station at the end of George Lane and Bolds Wood to Bromley Cricket Club.

  • Follow the circuit of fields around and back to the water station where the route follows itself back.

  • On the return journey through the park runners will not detour around the river but will run straight down the tarmac road.


The course is generally flat and is good going unless it rains in the preceding days in which case it can become muddy. If the weather is good, running flats are recommended. If the weather is bad we recommend studded shoes. Spikes are not recommended as there is some tarmac along the route. The course has been accurately measured.


Awards: Prize presentation will take place at Midday at the track

  • Winner: Edward Pepper Memorial trophy (Perpetual Trophy)

  • Prize categories: 1st, 2nd and 3rd Male, 1st 2nd and 3rd Female, 1st Male Vet 40+, 1st Female Vet 40+

  • Note; No runner will receive more than one such prize

  • Spot prizes

  • SCVAC Members only: Individual medals in 5 year age groups.




Results: Displayed on Race day and available afterwards on the Blackheath & Bromley Harriers AC website at www.bandbhac.org.uk and  www.nice-work.org.uk/races/TedPepper10k/2019


Water: The water station is situated at the 2m/4.25m and finish.

Refreshments will be available at the track.


Baggage: can be left within the track area at your own risk. Blackheath & Bromley Harriers AC and Norman Park Athletics track cannot accept any responsibility for any items left.


Children’s Race: We have a children’s fun run which will be open to children of any age, subject to entry fee of £3 & their ability to complete the course. Entry is at the discretion of the officials of Blackheath & Bromley Harriers AC. We aim to provide a fun event the children can enjoy. All finishers will be presented with a medal. There will be no other prizes awarded.



We hope that you have an enjoyable race and wish to remind you that your safety is paramount. The course includes the local park and surrounding areas used by other members of the public – this includes dog walkers, cyclists, horse riders and children. We will do all we can to ensure that this doesn’t detract from your race performance or enjoyment but we ask that you take care. Please ensure that you obey all race officials instructions – they are there for your safety. Please do not wear earphones at any time during the race. Dogs are not permitted to take part in the race. The course is not suitable for wheelchairs.


Race Director

For enquires and any comments on the race please contact the race director:

David Beadle, email: tedpepper10k@btinternet.com phone: 07748 301675


1979 B J WATSON 34.06
1980 P GADEN 33.55
1981 K PENNY 33.40
1982 B FORD 33.10
1983 K PENNY 34.01
1984 G PAYNE 33.37
1985 K PENNY 33.30
1986 I LAMPLOUGH 34.19
1987 K PENNY 34.05
1988 J WIGLEY 34.11
1989 C PAYNE 33.52
1990 N GATES 34.25
Course changed to 10k for 1991
1991 P BETTERIDGE  30.52
1992 D L SMITH 31.17
1993 C J ANDREWS 32.48
1994 R D SMITH 32.45
1995 M R STEINLE 30.37
1996 A KOIKAI 31.05
1997 D RATHBONE 32.04
1998 J A MOORES 31.47
1999 S McDONALD 31.49
2000 S A MAJOR 32.19
 2001 S McDONALD 33.53
2002 D GIRBEDDE 31:17
2003 R SMITH 33:43
2004 B STEPHENSON 31:39
2005 M STEINLE 31:36
2006 M STEINLE 31:02
2007 P TUCKER 32:42
2008 P ANTHONY 32:52
2009 M CLAYTON 35:14
2010 C MINNS 33:53
2011 M STEINLE 33:26
New off-road Course for 2012
2012 I FRITH 35:56
2013 A RAYNER 34:32
2014 R LECCIA 35:15
2015 P TUCKER 35:28
2016 R GODDARD 35:23
2017 R BRADEN 34:33
2018 R VILARDELL 35:35
Presented by Collingwood, Conduit St. Limited. 

(Engraved on base of trophy)

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The following is the OBITUARY that appeared in the Blackheath Harriers Gazette and Club Record number 595, dated Mar/Oct 1978.


It is always with a sense of shock that we hear of the death of a young man. It was with a deeper sense of shock that we heard of the death of Ted Pepper during an athletic event. The Three Peaks race is a demanding feat of endurance. It was during this race, in April 1978, that Ted lost his way and was not discovered until the next day.

Ted joined the club in 1961 as an eighteen year old. His performances improved both on the track and over the country and he was well regarded by a succession of captains as a loyal and reliable club member. His attention turned latterly to longer distances on the road and he represented the club in the National Road Relay Championships. He also became one of the small band of Harriers who have been attracted to the rigours of fell-running.

Ted's contribution to the administration of the club was in his professional field of accountancy. He became a Chartered Accountant and was the Club's auditor. He did not interpret this role in any narrow sense and was always ready with financial advice either to individual club officials or, as will he remembered by so many, to the club as a whole at a number of Annual General Meetings.

We have lost a friend. To Ted's wife and young family we offer our deepest sympathy.

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