The Harvel 5

Let's have 'a lark'

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02/04/2008 at 11:21

..well, a barrel of Larkins ale from the Larkins brewery at nearby Chiddingstone, please, Mr Race Director.

The 'Fosters' in the beer tent is better than provided by most races, but if you were to go the extra distance and get real ale in, this could just get my vote as the best race in RW's UK 2008 survey. 

03/04/2008 at 13:44
SD ... Will see what I can do .... as you can see I'm open to bribes !
16/04/2008 at 10:37

I did this one for the first time last year...will be encouraging some of my running buddies to join me as I loved it.......


27/04/2008 at 09:01

yes, I have to agree.

after doing about four of the last six years, it's a fixture I've come to look forward to - it has a low-key village fete atmosphere about it all, and it's nice to have a race at that time of the weekend, leaving Sunday free for a bit of a lie-in.

oh, and the beer of course!  

Tommygun2    pirate
12/05/2008 at 13:23

This looks like a good one to do as my second race, especially as I was born in Meopham, sort of know the area.

Having just done the 7Oaks7 that was descibed as undulating, how undulating, incomparison is this run.


12/05/2008 at 17:23

did this last year and what a fab day. hot and sunny and v v friendly. yep, i agree, ale would be better than fosters on the finish fact organic bottled cider at about 8% would seriously improve my top 70 placing last time round!! LOL!! there are a couple of long drags and tight turns and the surface varies from road to woodland (in the shade) pathway but i would describe it as undulating rather than hilly. fantastic and will be sending in my entry form soon

it's cider o'clock in harvel!! 

12/05/2008 at 18:10
Tommygun2 - I did the Seven yesterday and have run the Harvel 5 for the past 3 years. Harvel will seem almost flat compared to Sevenoaks. I PB at Harvel every time, it's a fine 5 mile race.
12/05/2008 at 19:47
Oh my. Beer on the run! Excelant. I so wanna do this. Last time I did a run like this was along the southbank in London for St Thomas's Hospital, and each pub along the way, and there were quite a few, had a stand outside with pints and halves for the runners. Brilliant. And a medal too. Corr. Any chance of some Sheppard Neame?
12/05/2008 at 20:16

I've done this one for the last 3 years, it's fab and always a warm day. 

I'm doing it again this year.

Tommygun2    pirate
13/05/2008 at 09:34

Sound great, beer on the run, not to bumpy what more could you ask for. Count me in.

13/05/2008 at 10:49

Undulating? Well, it's not entirely flat, but even undulating is pushing things a bit imho...

Lovely race, unfortunately unable to make it this year...

13/05/2008 at 14:46

Im up for the heavy stuff instead of the recylced left overs of the night before...

Just need to find a driver now (drink and run is OK, drink and drive is not!)

13/05/2008 at 15:03
I'm in, Lynn twisted my rubber arm
14/05/2008 at 10:08

I hear through the grapevine that a whole bunch of runners from Dartford Roadrunners maybe attending... just for the alocholic beverages.

I'd go if I can hitch a ride from someone from there!

14/05/2008 at 14:07

I want to beer!!!

Does anyone know how to get to Harvel by public transport from London?

15/05/2008 at 13:32

I'm entered for this one.

Ran this the last 2 years and loved it. Dragged two friends along last year and hoping to drag a few more along this year.

16/05/2008 at 09:24
Just tell 'em there's unlimited free ale...
16/05/2008 at 14:33
Unlimited you say...............?
16/05/2008 at 16:58 much as a rabid dog can take..

16/05/2008 at 19:53
I'm foaming at the snout already!
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