In short: A great event I couldn't run due to injury but.. In full: ..I went to support my wife & her sisters who both ran, one was racing for the first time. There's such a great atmosphere from the moment you drive into Harvel & there are people in fancy dress giving directions! The village green was the centre of activity & it was buzzing, really good with beer & pimms available plus ice creams for the kids! All runners I spoke to said it was tougher this year, but they all enjoyed it, especially my sister in law who's now caught the bug! A great race!
One extra thing to add, thanks whoever it was that decided to place pics in the men's urinals, I managed a full 30 second burst in the face of one of the Woolwich murderers, the most satisfying p*ss of my life. Date of review: June 3, 2013
In short: Well organised, friendly race In full: This was my third time doing the Harvel 5 and I hope I'll be back next year. It's so well organised, with a lovely family atmosphere and a scenic route. The marshalls are very encouraging and everyone seems genuinely happy to be there, as was I! Date of review: June 2, 2013
In short: Fantastic race, fantsastic location! In full: Having entered the race quite late, I received a very nice email from the organisers with a race pack and race instructions attached.
No probs with parking or the start of the race. It was, however, quite congested towards the back this year due to increase in numbers. Good support throughout the race and a couple of water stations in the middle which were great.
After running through some woods, there's a steep ascent followed by a very fast last mile to the finish. The finish area was good. Being on a village green there was coffee, ice cream, beer, burgers etc for people to enjoy once they'd finished.
Lovely atmosphere with beautiful scenery. A great race! Date of review: June 1, 2013
In short: Super race! In full: Second time running this one, and knocked 2 minutes off last years time. Great, mainly flat course where you can really give it your all, especially on the last mile. Great day in general, happy friendly people everywhere!!! Date of review: June 12, 2012