In short: Hills, wind and mud! In full: Great run today up until that hill at 6 miles leaving very heavy legs - pretty much made it a run of two halves for me. A very long slog back to the cakes. All worthwhile! Fellow runners were great. Lots of training needed for the terminator next month! Date of review: January 11, 2015
In full: starting in the historic town ,you do a lap of the town centre before heading off into the sticks. theres a section that runs along an old railway so expect some off road ,although its not rough and it is flat as youd expect from an old rail track. nice medal from the rotary club although I prefer t shirts personally. great crowd t the finsh line. the marathon distance is the same circuit twice. all in all a good day with good support. im looking at the full marathon for 2015. Date of review: January 11, 2015
In short: A marathon that's not for the faint hearted, but lots of fun In full: Beautiful but brutal course, taking in fields, forests, hills. And mud. Lots of mud. And more hills. And then some more mud. Small and friendly. Very well organised, with well marked course and enthusiastic marshals. Very tough, but well worth it. Date of review: January 11, 2015
In short: Extremely tough, but extremely enjoyable at the same time. In full: This was the first time I had run this race. My sister and I decided to try it after hearing some great reviews. We weren't disappointed! Although there was the most evil hill I'd ever encountered on any race I have done, this was a great run and I'd definately do it again. The scenery was out of this world, there were some very steep uphill climbs but some long downhill bits too. A lovely atmosphere, fantastic marshals and plenty of water and Jelly beans. And we'll, the cakes at the end, what can I say? They were amazing and the slices were huge! The medal was great, there were plenty of toilets and parking and it was very well organised. This is not one for a PB, but for a good challenging run and a lovely day out, I'd fully recommend it. Date of review: January 11, 2015
In short: Great value for money with the runners coming 1st for a change...I was even told at the end as I was taking my mud caked trainers off to go and grab the fantastic cake to leave them on..and that was by the lovely cleaner In full: Fantastic course and a credit to all those who organised the event and great to see so much support from the village.A big thank you from me x Date of review: January 11, 2015
In short: Ensures that you don't skimp on hill training sessions before. Challenging route but rewarding when you have mastered the final climb and are coasting back to the finish line (and cake stall). Date of review: January 11, 2015
In short: Poorly organised, plastic medals and multi laps In full: I entered the race in advance using the organiser's, MCC Promotions, website and was charged £15, then to find people were entering on the day only paid £13. Surely people who enter in advance should get a discounted price?
The race consists of 3 laps of a running track, 4 laps of Norman Park and a 300m finish on the track. You have to be very aware of other park users, as there were a few incidents of dogs or children running out in-front of runners.
The organisation of the race was very poor, there were no marshals in car park directing or any signs on the main road to direct people ensuring they are going to the right place.
When we finished the race there was only one person handing out the medals and t-shirts, so we all had to queue for ages and whilst getting cold.
The medal we received is very disappointing, very cheap and it doesn't even mention 'Bromley' on it and there is no date on it either. It was made of plastic and only mentions 'MCC 10k Series'. It must have cost MCC Promotions to buy a job lots of these for all of their races for eternity.
I don't think I will enter another race organised by MCC Promotions in the future. Date of review: January 11, 2015
In short: Superb In full: Great races full of hills and mud. Hill at mile 6 is one hell of a hill. Very challenging course. Love the mud, mud gets better the more you run in it. Brilliantly organised, marshals were great. Nice bling plus draw for £100 voucher. Defo one for next year. Date of review: January 11, 2015
In short: Kick off the new year with a smile and a hill or two! In full: I love the Knacker Cracker - this year's race was better than before with the start at the top of the hill. There is no other race which is as tough but puts a smile on your face throughout the whole course - great camaraderie, fab organisation. Have never ached so much in my life afterwards thanks to the extra hills & steps but who cares - I'll be back! Date of review: January 8, 2015
In short: Great run for New Years Eve, with bagpiper to set you off! In full: Well organised club run, which sells out in minutes. All run on quiet roads, with a bagpiper to send you off and bring you up the incline (this is the Fens I couldn't call it a hill!) at 8.5k. Last 1/4 mile on icy roads and last 50yds on mud meant a sprint finish saw you on your backside but a great race. Date of review: January 7, 2015
In short: Better than last year In full: I'd rather not have a medal, and have a cheaper race, than the laughable medal they hand out. Other than that, they've sorted out all the organisational problems that blighted the race in 2013/2014, and shouty man is there to encourage you at the end (I love that. My husband hates it). Date of review: January 7, 2015