Race Num­bers

One of the hills in this race is called the Big Dip­per…

Runner's World (UK) - - Contents - Hamp­shire, Oc­to­ber 7, des­ti­na­tion­bas­ingstoke.co.uk

Sim­ply Health Great Birm­ing­ham Run

SHARP TURN

‘Year af­ter year it still de­liv­ers. A proper hilly road half with a very fast last three miles, al­though be­ware the 90-de­gree turn on slip­pery grass at the end.’ – GRAYSTER H

IN­CRED­I­BLY EF­FI­CIENT

‘Get­ting your race num­ber, check­ing in a bag, find­ing park­ing, hav­ing enough of things like safety pins and toilets...ev­ery­thing is just done ef­fi­ciently and ef­fec­tively. – CHRISTO­PHER MEDHURST

TOWN AND COUN­TRY

‘If you think it’s go­ing to be a bor­ing trudge around Bas­ingstoke town ring road, then think again – the race heads south and west out into the beau­ti­ful Hamp­shire coun­try­side on closed, ru­ral, un­du­lat­ing roads.’ – P CHIVERTON

COME BACK FOR MORE

‘I’ve done this race twice and love it so much I’ll be do­ing it again. It’s a tough course but so well or­gan­ised, ev­ery­one is wel­com­ing and there’s a fan­tas­tic com­mu­nity at­mos­phere.’ – DAVIDRSULLIVAN

PLENTY OF DIS­TRAC­TIONS

‘Glo­ri­ous scenery, lo­cals out with jelly ba­bies etc to cheer you on up the long, drag­ging hills – and the El­l­is­field scare­crow com­pe­ti­tion is al­ways go­ing to make you chuckle as you run past.’ – HAPPY SLOTH

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