In short: Brilliant Bramley, definitely worth including into the Spring Marathon Training Plan In full: Travelled over from Cardiff to combine visiting friends with a training run and this certainly didn't disappoint! The pre-organisation was great, excellent race-pack, and kept up-to-date via the website as to the status of the race in relation to the weather. Organistaion on day very slick, great parking facilities, with toilets (big plus point almost always overlooked and when you have travelled some distance the bladder is almost always bursting by this point!), great toilets at site and baggage drop. Course is flat as pancake, there were no major hills, a couple of minor slopes at 8 miles but nothing to drop pace on. Excellent encouraging marshals and singing cadets, who had they of actually had some vodka would have been very welcome as it was blinking freezing out there today! Overall big thumbs up RRR, will definitely consider coming back for this one again in 2013 despite the 260 mile round trip. Date of review: February 12, 2012
In short: Great organisation if very cold! In full: Well done to all the organisers, the race went like clockwork. The second lap of 10m seemed a lot colder than the first (the hills also seemed steeper). The marshalls were great, very cheery even though they must have been frozen. Date of review: February 12, 2012
In short: An excellent 20 miler. Thanks to the marshals who were very supportive and the army cadets who were very encouraging and vocal! Excellent race and a new 20 mile P.B, I will be back next year. Date of review: February 12, 2012
In short: An excellent way to start half term week - a really enjoyable run In full: Very good organisation, lovely scenery and friendly support. One or two upward stretches but generally a good course for a near beginner like me . well done to reading roadrunners and all the helpers. Next year I might even try the 20 mile version! Date of review: February 12, 2012
In short: My first Bramley and ill be back In full: As always its the people who make the event. I found the marshalls encouraging and welcoming.
Overall really well organised. A bit of a trek from the car park but there is no real alternative in Bramley so occuopational hazard. Run was excellently organised nice goody bag after and easy in and out.
Well done reading roadrunners Date of review: February 12, 2012
In short: An excellent 20 mile race In full: Another well organised race, thanks to all the organisers, marshalls etc. A good day made better by a 3 min time improvement over last year. Date of review: February 12, 2012
In short: Loved it!!! The flattest & fastest 20 miler I've ever been a part of. In full: Horribly cold - fair play to all those who braved the weather & wore shorts - until you warmed up that is... Fairly flat rural route (1 lap for the 10 milers & 2 for the 20 milers) with only a couple of hills, at the 6 & 8 mile points, which were, obviously, repeated again at the 16 & 18 mile point. Good support from the locals out in the sticks as well as at the crossroads & the start/finish area. Plenty of water stops, including a group of 'singing' army cadets, & a nice goody bag & medal. Lovely day out! And to cap it all - Smashed my PB by 5:33 !!! Date of review: February 12, 2012
In short: Great race, very well organised. In full: My first visit to Bramley and it was a great experience. A bit hillier than I expected but I managed my fastest 10mile time in the last 4 years. The organisation was excellent and the course was well-marshalled by a friendly, supportive bunch of heroic folks on such a cold morning, thank you! A fab goody bag and medal finished off a great morning. Be back next year..... Date of review: February 12, 2012