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
In short: An excellent race that won't disappoint! In full: I gave this race a go on the strength of previous reviews and was not disappointed.
Aside from the excellent organisation and easy parking (I enjoyed the one mile warm-up/cool-down to/from the overflow car park by the way), this 10 mile course has to go down as one of my favourites.
Gentling undulating I think best describes it, with lots of downhill sections and only a couple of brief inclines to speak of (in the second half, definitely the tougher section), all of which means that this race has definite PB potential!
The big digital clock at halfway (5m) was a nice touch too (made all the better for the time I saw on it!).
Thank you Reading Roadrunners. See you in 2013! Date of review: February 12, 2012
In short: great for a 20 mile virgin In full: My first ever 20 miler as I prepare for my first marathon. I enjoyed it more than I could have hoped. A very pretty but basically gentle course, nice runners and excellent marshals. I would strongly recommend this for people who are training for a spring marathon. Date of review: March 9, 2011
In short: Fantastic organisation and super atmosphere In full: As someone who usually brings up the rear, and likes a lttle chat, this was a great race. Plenty of runners to chat on the way round, all supportive. Water stations efficiently manned and wonderful encouragement from all marshals. Thank you. Will be back again. Date of review: February 28, 2011
In short: Always great, continues to be excellent In full: This is my fourth time at the 20, and I still love this race as marathon prep. The course is excellent, the marshalling flawless, the venue just what you need, and even the walk from the parking is not a huge issue. This year I took a further 5 mins off my PB so I am happy too. Well done to the organisers for putting the 20 milers on the right hand side this time so the quick 10 milers can get away.The set off was just great. A big thanks to all who make this race such a great event, and I am sure i will be back again and again! Date of review: February 24, 2011