In short: Excellent rural race, good preparation for marathons and halves In full: Brilliant atmosphere, ran faster than I expected. Good company - the lady from Portsmouth really encouraged me for my last 4 miles for my last 4 miles. Best goodie bag I have had and medal! Very well organised. I will be running it again, maybe the whole 20 next time. Date of review: February 20, 2011
In short: As good as always In full: 4th time doing the 20 for me, and another excellently organised event. The course is fine - what hills there are are easily manageable with minimal pace drop, and there's a nice downhill finish. You just have to remember to be careful not tag on to someone doing the 10 miles as opposed to the 20 and end up going too fast on the first lap and then blowing up on the second. Thank you Reading Road Runners - see you next year :) Date of review: February 20, 2011
In short: Really well organised race In full: This was my first ever 10 mile run and I completed it in just under 1 hour 30. Very well organised race, very enjoyable and great marshalls. Just wish that there had been a few more loos beforehand. But well done to all involved. Date of review: February 20, 2011
In short: The reasons why I loved Bramley 20 miles were ................... In full: I know it’s early days but so far Bramley 20 miles road race has been the highlight of my year.
The reasons why I loved Bramley 20 miles were: • The laughing Police man (Nice Sergeant) • Plenty of toilets • Friendly Marshals • Great Organisation • Lucozade Sports Company • Friendly Runners (Especially the gentleman who got my bag from the tent) THANKS!
Nice bum bag – err it’s not my cup of tea. Now what do the Americans call bum bag? Oh yes, ha, ha, haa if I print that I would be reported to the Runners World Moderator.
Well done Reading Road Runners. Even though I think this was a painful run – worst than Luton Marathon. Many runners actually waited for me at the finish and were extremely friendly. That really moved me –emotionally.
That's why I love Bramley 20 miles and why you are also are my favourite race for 2010.
In short: A good race, but very disappointed with the guy selling the mugs In full: Good race, but I will not do it again or any event for Reading Roadrunners where Jonathan (Personalised Event Merchandise) is involved.
I paid $12.00 + postage for a mug with my race time printed on it and despite contacting him a few times, I have received aboslutely nothing more than 1 month after the race - very disappointed Date of review: March 20, 2010
In short: perfectly good training run if up for a marathon soon! In full: Pleasant route with little traffic, gently undulating. Really good experience if you've got a place in the Shakespeare Marathon, Stratford, as they both involve two laps! I used this as a training run for Edinburgh, and as such I found it very useful "Training miles in the bank". Highly recommended; will do it again next year Date of review: February 24, 2010
In short: Well marshalled, nice course. In full: The course would have quick had my legs not ached from the previous day's cross country race. Well marshalled and policed. Plenty of drink stations. Only gripe not enough loos at the start. One question though, where were these bumbags? I never saw any. I collected my sweatshop carrier bag and my Goodness Shakes drinks (which was very tasty and well thought out by the organisers). May be back next year. Next year I hope it doesn't clash with anything else that weekend. I have enough medals how about a mug or drinks bottle for next year. Date of review: February 23, 2010