In short: One lap wonder :) In full: I did the 20 last year and was back to do the 10 this year. Efficient, well-organised race. Field is big enough to warrant the chips which are provided. Mile markers were generally accurate (although I think 6-7 was long). Goody bag full of food which is a BIG plus after a race. Marshalls were friendly and drinks stations efficient. The club clearly go to a lot of effort to put this on and the race deserves to be successful.
Only real gripe is the toilets which were old-fashioned non-flushing portaloos... Date of review: February 21, 2011
In short: Thanks to all involved at RRR In full: I regularly run the course route with club mates as a training run on quiet country roads, the first 5 miles are relatively flat with a few inclines in the next 5 miles. First time running the actual race (20) so big thank you to all the enthusiastic marshals who became even more vocal when thanked for their efforts/time & people manning the water stations.
Lots of support at the 2/9/12/19 mile crossroads junction - my family were there which perked me up each time we passed. Each and every runner was incredibly friendly, made for a lovely atmosphere where the course was lacking supporters.
I agree with Weevil - the guy practicing his golf swing scared me a bit - was glad he was gone on the second lap!
I had an excellent morning out in Bramley and would definitely do this again next year (just don't tell my legs) - it's 10 minutes from my front door so it would be rude not to! Well organised at the start and finish, great goody bag and a medal. Well done RRR, see you next year!
Lou Chineham Park Running Club Date of review: February 21, 2011
In short: great 20 miler training run for marathons. Pretty flat. In full: Very well organised race. Was surpised how busy it was. I liked doing 2 laps of 10 miles and felt like the first lap was a warm up and the second a race! Lots of drinks stations and plenty of marshalls, thanks to the organisors. Quite a long walk to the overflow car park (1 long cold mile) - will bring warm clothes for after next time! Date of review: February 21, 2011
In short: Great organisation, excellent support from enthusiastic marshalls, no killer hills In full: My first time at Bramley, my first 20 miler in preparation for London and a wake up call that I've got more work to do!
Couldn't have asked for more enhusiastic support from the marshalls. Appreciated the frequency of water stations as well. Date of review: February 21, 2011
In short: First class event In full: The 20 miler is perfect for all those running a spring marathon. It provides a great opportunity test your marathon race pace in race conditions. Date of review: February 21, 2011
In short: Good prep for London Marathon In full: Have done this a few times now.....still the same excellent race that it's always been. 20 mile course is 2 laps around quiet country roads. Excellent and very encouraging marshalling. Thanks to everyone involved. Great goody bag! Date of review: February 20, 2011
In short: Thanks to Reading Road Runners for well organised race. In full: The Bramley 20 mile is generally a well run event, and today was no exception. Good organisation from the car parks through to the start, marshalling and finish. Thanks to all who helped, and a PB for me too, so very happy! Date of review: February 20, 2011
In short: Well organised race as always In full: A very well organised race, marshals did a great job in cool conditions, sorry I was too out of breath to thank you as I went past. An unexpected PB was the icing on the cake! Date of review: February 20, 2011