In short: Slickly organised, fast half. In full: Good car-parking, plush pre-race facilities, graded start, super-flat course, well marshalled route, good finish, quality sweatshirt, decent goody-bag. After 25 years, Kavesmire Harriers have this race-organising lark down to a fine art - well done & thanks (but can you turn the wind down next year?). Date of review: January 20, 2008
In short: Fast, Popular Race In full: Very well organised and popular race. If you want a PB you can certainly get one here! Only gripe was that it took ages to get the presentations done at the end and there were one or two car parking problems - not really the fault of the organisers though! Date of review: January 29, 2007
In short: Another great Brass Monkey In full: PB despite not being quite at my best. Almost faultless event, organisation and course great again. Well marshalled for such a long race and the atmosphere amongst runners and spectators is as good as I've known. Sweatshirt is good value for a memento and very comfy too. Date of review: January 28, 2007
In short: like fine wine this race improves year on year thanks to excellent organisation and enthusiastic support In full: It's January, it's cold with an icy wind coming off the moors, but there is 13.1 miles of flat, fast tarmac ahead, a warm welcome back, excellent pre and post race facilites for runners and supporters alike and a welcoming mix of all abilities.
What more could one want!!! Date of review: January 23, 2007
In short: Seems to get quicker In full: As well organised as ever, and benefiting from the facilities of the racecourse stands - changing, toilets, cafe etc - the Brass Monkey's main selling point has to be the flat terrain and PB potential. You're never going to get a picturesque pancake flat race, but the monkey is at least 99% rural and uncrowded, if a little dull. The hospitality is always spot on and it fits nicely between big city events and obscure local races. I prefer the latter and this race is near enough for my liking. Best be quick next september, though, 'cos it sold out in 2 days this time. Date of review: January 23, 2007
In short: It was my first time doing this race and I really really enjoyed it. Can't understand in this day and age though why the results are no where to be seen unless I'm looking in the wrong place! Date of review: January 22, 2007