Little Bromley 10K is in the rural village of Little Bromley in Essex and is without a doubt one of the fastest courses you will find for a 10K race.
The route is single lap through the picturesque countryside lanes of the village of Little Bromley.
It follows the countryside roads and is pancake flat with a few undulations that appear to only go in your favour and not up.
There are marker signs every KM and it is well marshalled throughout.
The roads are not closed roads, but I only saw 1 car and several cyclists that had stopped to let runners through.
There a few turns to make but the long stretches of road more than make up for this.
There is plenty of free parking on one of the fields off Honey Pot Lane, it is sign posted and marshalled to point you in the right direction.
There are plenty of portable toilets at registration and a further 6 near the start line.
This is a no medal race but you did get the choice of a Harwich Runners neck buff or a Little Bromley 10K race mug.
I saw a number of people taking photos but I believe these were local photographers affiliated with local running clubs taking part rather than official race photographs.
It costs £10 for affiliated runners and £12 for unaffiliated runners which I think considering it has chip timing makes it even more incredible value.
Who Organises It?
The race is put on by Harwich Runners, a local running club in the area.
How To Enter?
You can enter on the Harwich Runners website.
Your need to be quick once entry opens as this race normally sells out its 750 capacity really quickly.
Results were published within a few hours of the race ending.
Would I Enter Again?
Definitely. This is without doubt the fastest best value 10K race I have entered so far with a great atmosphere.
It is well organised and superb value for money.
Things To Bear In Mind
- It sells out quickly with lots of local running clubs in high attendance.
- There was no water stops during the race, only at the end.
- Get there early to avoid the queue to collect your number.
- Its a 5 minute short walk to the start line from registration and 10 minute walk back from the finish.
I wore the following race day kit:
Top: My club t-shirt
Shorts: Nike Run Division 3 in 1 Shorts
Compression Socks: Bauerfeind Performance Compression Socks
Trainers: Nike Vaporfly
Watch: Garmin 245
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Hi Lizzie, thanks for your feedback. Hopefully see you there as I am intending to it again this year. Good luck.
Hi, just wanted to thank you for your review, it’s really informative. I’ve not been running long and this is the first event I’ve signed up to, so had a few queries which you answered! Thanks v much.