In short: Excellent - A+ race In full: Good, easy parking. Superb organisation right through, and nice friendly marshalls. Nice flat course. Very smart and comfy sweatshirt, in the right sizes. They even got the weather right ;-)
Well done Knavesmire Harriers! Date of review: January 20, 2008
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