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Summer Bumble Bimble 5 or 10 miles Summer Bumble Bimble 5 or 10 miles Summer Bumble Bimble 5 or 10 miles Summer Bumble Bimble 5 or 10 miles

Summer Bumble Bimble 5 or 10 miles

Bromsgrove, Worcestershire

B61 9AJ Kidderminster Road, Bromsgrove, United Kingdom

Sun 29th May 2022

Starting at 09:30

2 races

£19.00

Organiser's Description

Join us for a stunning trail run adventure organised by local trail running enthusiasts. There are two options available, either 5 or 10 miles – all taking in spectacular Bromsgrove countryside. The run starts and finishes at The Park Gate Inn, the perfect place to relax in post run glory with your running buddies. Food and ales available!

Races

  • Summer Bumble Bimble 5 Miles

    £19.00

    CLOSED
  • Summer Bumble Bimble 10 Miles

    £19.00

    CLOSED

Book

  • Summer Bumble Bimble 5 Miles

    £19.00

    CLOSED
  • Summer Bumble Bimble 10 Miles

    £19.00

    CLOSED

What's Included

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  • bespoke medal
  • official time
  • after party at the pub

How to Get There

Car parking is free but very limited so please consider alternative means of transport if possible. As many of you live in and around Bromsgrove consider either car sharing or getting a lift to the venue. There is a small car park at the pub plus some further parking on the grass verges around the pub which can be used but please keep access clear, especially for the residential properties nearby. There’s also a layby a couple of hundred metres up the road in the direction of Bromsgrove. You could park in Sanders Park and run up the path on the Kidderminster Road. It’s 1.9km so it’s a nice warm up. Bags can be left in the event tent at the back of the pub but we can’t be responsible for loss so please don’t leave valuables in them. Wherever you park, please be considerate and be very careful crossing the busy Kidderminster Road.

Location

Park Gate Inn, 178 Kidderminster Road, Bromsgrove B61 9AJ

Course Details

It’s a challenging course and is mostly trails with stiles, kissing gates, fields, mud, woodland and long grass. Some minor road use, very undulating with steep areas as well as some downhill breathers. Expect to get dirty!

If you’re new to trail running, the 5 mile option is best for you.
If you opt for the 10 mile route then we recommend that you’ve previously completed at least a 10K run.
Please remember this is a challenging course that cannot be compared to running on the road.

5 MIles

Starting at the Park Gate Inn, the route takes you across the beautiful Dodford countryside, into the valley before entering the spectacular scenery of Nutnells Wood. Looping around the route, head over some quiet Dodford lanes and back into the valley up into the fields, back across Fockbury Road and back to the Park Gate pub for a well deserved drink!

10 Miles

Again starting at the Park Gate Inn, this route tracks the 5 mile course for around 4 miles but then turns left out of Nutnells Wood into more breathtaking scenery in the Chaddesley Wood nature reserve. The route is tricky and undulating and not recommended for novice trail runners. Next up is the beautiful Pepper Wood where another incline will test tired legs. Then head across a challenging bridle path before a real treat of a descent towards the village hall. Another steep incline, then back down to the valley before you reach “the steps” and you’re not far from the finish!

the after party

The perfect opportunity to relax in post run glory with your running buddies overlooking the beautiful countryside views. Bring some clean clothes/shoes to change into for the post run party at the pub!

The run starts and ends at the Park Gate Inn serving local real ales, ciders and food.

Registration

Registration is onsite and open from 8am. You can leave a bag at registration, however we cannot be responsible for any items therefore please do not leave any valuables with us.
Here you will receive your run number and your chip. Your number must be visible on your front.
All competitors will receive an email with full details before the event.
Run briefing for the 10 mile is at 09.15 ready for a 09.30 start.
Run briefing for the 5 mile is at 09.45 ready for a 10.00 start

faqs

How tough is the run?
The terrain cannot be compared to running on the road. It’s a challenging course and takes approximately an extra 20% effort/time to complete. It’s mostly trails with stiles, kissing gates, fields, mud, woodland and long grass. Some road use, very undulating with steep areas as well as some downhill breathers. Expect to get dirty!

If you’re new to trail running, the 5 mile option is best for you.
If you opt for the 10 mile route then we recommend that you’ve previously completed at least a 10K run.
Please remember this is a challenging course that cannot be compared to running on the road.
Are there any water stations?

Yes, at approx 2.5 miles and 7 miles. Please do not discard any plastic bottles or gel wrappers etc on the route. In order to reduce waste onsite we recommend that you bring your own hydration.

Do I need trail shoes?

Trail shoes are usually recommended but it depends on the weather at the time. Check up-to-date weather forecasts to decide. There are some steep banks and muddy sections.

Are there any age limits?

For the 10 mile route runners must be 16 or over. For the 5 mile route runners must be 11 or over and accompanied by an adult on the course.

Will you post out my run number/chip?

No, you will receive these at registration onsite.

Can I run with my dog?

Yes, but only one dog per runner and they need to be kept under control, on leads and away from the livestock on the course at all times. There are plenty of stiles to test your dog’s agility! Some of them have “dog doors”, many don’t, so if your dog isn’t particularly agile, or you’re unable to lift them over, the route may not be appropriate. Please make sure you have poo bags and dispose of them responsibly.

Can I get a refund or transfer my place to another runner after I’ve paid?

No refunds or transfers are available

Will there be first aid onsite?

Yes, STS Medics will be supporting the event throughout.

Is there any food or drink available?
Yes, please join us at the After Party!

The run starts and ends at the fantastic Park Gate Inn serving local real ales, ciders and food. http://www.parkgateinn.co.uk

Bring some clean clothes/shoes to change into for the post run party! This is the perfect opportunity to relax in post run glory with your running buddies overlooking the beautiful countryside views.

Will I receive a medal and time?

All finishers will receive a beautifully designed medal and an official time. Results will be published on our website and Facebook within 48 hours.

Can I volunteer?

Yes! If you’re unable to run then you can still take part. Our event couldn’t take place without the support of our amazing volunteers. There are several roles available including – marshals directing you on the course; helping at water stations; at the start/finish line and running marshals assisting participants. Anyone volunteering will be offered a free place in a future Bumble Bimble event as a thank you. If you’d like to help out please contact us via email or our Facebook page.

The Results
Results will be published on our website and Facebook within 48 hours.

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