Event Rating

Harvel 5

Saturday, 2nd June 2018 2:00pm

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Overall rating
4.9

User ratings breakdown (234 ratings)

  • Scenery
    1. 4.4
  • PB Potential
    1. 3.4
  • Atmosphere
    1. 4.8
  • Organisation
    1. 4.8
  • Value
    1. 4.6
  • Beginner friendliness
    1. 4.3
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Showing latest 12 ratings

2017 Harvel 5
5
  • Scenery
    1. 4
  • PB Potential
    1. 3
  • Atmosphere
    1. 5
  • Organisation
    1. 5
  • Value
    1. 5
  • Beginner friendliness
    1. 4

Great race atmosphere, really well organised, fun and friendly

Reviewed by Captainhook

at 10:17 on Sun, 17 June 2018

2018 Harvel 5
5
  • Scenery
    1. 4
  • PB Potential
    1. 3
  • Atmosphere
    1. 5
  • Organisation
    1. 5
  • Value
    1. 4
  • Beginner friendliness
    1. 4

I have been fortunate enough to have run this event for the last four years. The available places sell out really quickly and for good reason. It's more than just a race, it's a celebration of all that is good about running and life. It is well organised and has a community feel to the event and the finish is set on the village green, where you can avail yourself to cake, beer, burgers, ice cream, etc. after the race. Runners are even encouraged around the course with the promise of beer at the water stations. The run itself has a nice mixture of terrain and a fast downhill finish. All in all, it's a cracking fun event that never disappoints. A++

Reviewed by Batchie169

at 7:59 on Sat, 09 June 2018

2018 Harvel 5
5
  • Scenery
    1. 5
  • PB Potential
    1. 3
  • Atmosphere
    1. 5
  • Organisation
    1. 5
  • Value
    1. 5
  • Beginner friendliness
    1. 4

The race we all talk about and look forward to.

Reviewed by Kev Howarth

at 6:43 on Fri, 08 June 2018

2018 Harvel 5
5
  • Scenery
    1. 4
  • PB Potential
    1. 2
  • Atmosphere
    1. 5
  • Organisation
    1. 5
  • Value
    1. 5
  • Beginner friendliness
    1. 3

I had completed the Harvel 5 two times previously, but never at race pace. This time I went all out from the gun which made it painful. It's a undulating course with some road and some cross country sections - so it's tough. The atmosphere is second to none and the organisation is epic. Starts every year at 2pm on the nose! Love this race and will definitely be doing it next year - despite the pain afterwards!

Reviewed by laurencew

at 3:39 on Fri, 08 June 2018

2018 Harvel 5
5
  • Scenery
    1. 4
  • PB Potential
    1. 3
  • Atmosphere
    1. 5
  • Organisation
    1. 5
  • Value
    1. 5
  • Beginner friendliness
    1. 3

This is a 'Must Do' in my running diary! It's just perfect! It's a Saturday afternoon, so church gets to see me that week! It's a very sociable time, 2 pm, pubs open, picnics with pork pies do not look out of place with a glass of beer, and the village green has a positive party vibe going on! The three times that I have done this race the weather has been beautiful, I am sure the RD orders it in specially! There is nothing not to like about this race!

Reviewed by Donna Carroll 2

at 10:56 on Thu, 07 June 2018

2018 Harvel 5
5
  • Scenery
    1. 4
  • PB Potential
    1. 4
  • Atmosphere
    1. 5
  • Organisation
    1. 5
  • Value
    1. 4
  • Beginner friendliness
    1. 5

An attractive route, with enough of a challenge to make it interesting. The carnival atmosphere, bad jokes and regular references to beer make it a fun event. However, the organisation is as effective as you could ask for, helped by plenty of well-briefed volunteers. The beer is good too. Highly recommended.

Reviewed by Peter Price1

at 9:28 on Thu, 07 June 2018

2018 Harvel 5
5
  • Scenery
    1. 4
  • PB Potential
    1. 3
  • Atmosphere
    1. 3
  • Organisation
    1. 4
  • Value
    1. 4
  • Beginner friendliness
    1. 4

Thank you for another great race and day on the village green.

Reviewed by Nicola cotton

at 3:34 on Wed, 06 June 2018

2018 Harvel 5
5
  • Scenery
    1. 4
  • PB Potential
    1. 2
  • Atmosphere
    1. 5
  • Organisation
    1. 5
  • Value
    1. 4
  • Beginner friendliness
    1. 4

Great atmosphere and scenic but mildly challenging run. Recommended

Reviewed by nigel07goddard

at 2:44 on Wed, 06 June 2018

2018 Harvel 5
5
  • Scenery
    1. 4
  • PB Potential
    1. 5
  • Atmosphere
    1. 5
  • Organisation
    1. 5
  • Value
    1. 5
  • Beginner friendliness
    1. 5

Best running event of the year! Brilliantly organised by HHHH, great atmosphere, beautiful village, love the run & the whole day!

Reviewed by Charlotte.minchell

at 11:43 on Mon, 04 June 2018

2018 Harvel 5
5
  • Scenery
    1. 5
  • PB Potential
    1. 3
  • Atmosphere
    1. 5
  • Organisation
    1. 5
  • Value
    1. 5
  • Beginner friendliness
    1. 5

I adore this event - superb organisation and such a lot of thought goes into it. Fun and challenging. What’s not to love!

Reviewed by jdanston

at 8:18 on Mon, 04 June 2018

2018 Harvel 5
5
  • Scenery
    1. 4
  • PB Potential
    1. 3
  • Atmosphere
    1. 5
  • Organisation
    1. 4
  • Value
    1. 4
  • Beginner friendliness
    1. 4

Excellent race very well organised and friendly. Beer can be had on the route!

Reviewed by Ronald Smith

at 4:46 on Mon, 04 June 2018

2018 Harvel 5
5
  • Scenery
    1. 5
  • PB Potential
    1. 4
  • Atmosphere
    1. 5
  • Organisation
    1. 5
  • Value
    1. 5
  • Beginner friendliness
    1. 5

Personal favourite. Great course, great atmosphere, really well organized and probably the best marshalls ever!!! Well Done Harvel :-)

Reviewed by Catherine Archer1

at 10:55 on Mon, 04 June 2018