Bromyard Round the Downs Race

Bromyard Round the Downs Race

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and some more :-)
and a few more...
Still think you're all mad...
For a moment there Phil....
Some more of you crazy cats!!
Dear Organisers.

As a Malvern Buzzard, I was privileged to run in the Bromyard, “Round the Downs” Race on 20th June. Like many, I hadn’t run in an event for a while.

I found it not only to be supremely well organised but with a great welcome and a super-friendly atmosphere. It was good to see the mayor of Bromyard and the vocally gifted Town Crier there too. They added a strong sense of community pride.

It was a demanding course, which should go down in future as one for serious runners. There were plenty of "undulations" and changes of surface to challenge all of us.

The Downs have been so well conserved and wild-life given a chance. There were so many wild flowers and beautiful grass-land. That's a credit to the local team who work hard to keep them that way.

Well done and many thanks. Good luck for next year.
Fantastic race, beautiful course, fun atmosphere. Great to see all your friendly faces. Well done all x
Thank you for a fantastic course, well. Marshalled and a great finish. Good atmosphere. Nicola Tyler Hereford Couriers Members Hub #herefordghostrunners
Well done to everyone this morning. Some initial pics of you crazy gang! I'll post more as I make my way through them.
Such a great event this morning! Well done Meg and Nell, great course! Much better off road and perfectly organised!! So nice to be able to do races again! 👌🤩

The Bromyard Round the Downs race was first recorded in 1923. It was revived in 2010 and since then has become a popular annual event with runners far and near.

This year, the course is moving OFF ROAD. Please see our page for the full race description. We are planning for the race to take place on Sunday 20th June 2021, at 10am. We are closely monitoring the current Covid-19 situation, and will adjust our race planning as necessary to try to ensure that the race goes ahead with whatever measures are possible to keep runners, volunteers, spectators and th

Operating as usual

21 June 2021 03/07/2021

21 June 2021

We can’t believe nearly 2 weeks has gone by since you raced across the Downs! Here is your drone footage, courtesy of Matthew Hall from Airscape Solutions. A big thanks to Matt for capturing moments of joy from the air! Can you spot yourself? 🤩

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ve4uJ9AmnLs&feature=youtu.be

21 June 2021

Bromyard Round the Downs 2021 23/06/2021

All photo credit goes to Andrew McLean, 'Mac'. Please feel free to tag people you know!

Thank you :-)

All photo credit goes to Andrew McLean, 'Mac'. Please feel free to tag people you know!

Thank you :-)

New course for delight at Bromyard Round the Downs Race 21/06/2021

New course for delight at Bromyard Round the Downs Race

Lovely write up by Run ABC - thank you! Happy reading 🤓

New course for delight at Bromyard Round the Downs Race Historic road race went off the beaten track this year.

Round the Downs | AVtiming 20/06/2021

Round the Downs | AVtiming

🥇 CONGRATULATIONS to Sage Pearce-Higgins who is our OVERALL WINNER of the 2021 Bromyard Round the Downs Race! Sage completed the course in just 31 minutes and 41 seconds! 🏆

🥇 Our FIRST LOCAL home was Rich Williams, who completed the course in 35 minutes and 25 seconds! 💪🏼

🥇 Our FIRST FEMALE was Sarah Armstrong who completed the course in a brilliant time of 38:27 💪🏼

And our category winners are as follows:
OPEN MALE - Sage Pearce-Higgins (31:41)
OPEN FEMALE - Ellie Smithers (41:50)
VETERAN MALE - David Bannister (33:36)
VETERAN FEMALE - Sarah Armstrong (38:27)
SUPER VETERAN MALE - Paul Millsom (39:41)
SUPER VETERAN FEMALE - Julie Caseley (47:59)
FIRST JUNIOR - Charlotte Broadhurst (38:46)

CONGRATULATIONS to all of you, we will be in touch with trophies / certificates! Big thanks to AVtiming who provided your chip timing system this year - you can find your results on their website https://www.avtiming.com/roundthedowns 👍🏼 thank you Andrew!

Round the Downs | AVtiming

[06/20/21]   Brockhampton Primary School ❤️

[06/20/21]   T H A N K Y O U! There are too many names to list here, but to all of our runners; our wonderful volunteers; our chip timers; Matt and Brockhampton Primary School; James and Mac and the Bromyard Downs Commons Association - thank you for helping to deliver this morning’s race!

RUNNERS - we’ve loved seeing your photos coming in via email - please feel free to share your captures of the day on here! I’m sure they will be enjoyed by all. Results coming soon 🤩

16/06/2021

We hope you will all enjoy the beautiful scenery and stunning wildflowers around the course on Sunday! Keep your eyes open for these gorgeous orchids (no picking please). We are so grateful to the Bromyard Downs Common Association and all their incredible volunteers who do so much to look after this space for all of us to enjoy 💚

We hope you will all enjoy the beautiful scenery and stunning wildflowers around the course on Sunday! Keep your eyes open for these gorgeous orchids (no picking please). We are so grateful to the Bromyard Downs Common Association and all their incredible volunteers who do so much to look after this space for all of us to enjoy 💚

[06/13/21]   1 week til race day! This time next Sunday we’ll be taking in beautiful views from the top of the Bromyard Downs! We can’t wait to welcome you all….

*Attention all runners AND volunteers* please check your emails for crucial pre race information!

Any questions please get in touch, otherwise see you next weekend ☀️

[05/27/21]   Thanks for the support and enthusiasm for our recent changes! We have updated this page with the new route map and some details, and will be sending all runners pre-race info with everything they need, but please do get in touch if you have any questions in the meantime 🏃‍♀️ 🏃‍♂️

27/05/2021

***NEW COURSE ROUTE***

The course begins at Brockhampton Primary School and follows a grassy half mile climb up the Bromyard Downs. From the top of the climb, the route follows the western perimeter of Warren Wood, joining the old racecourse for a stretch towards the Stourport road. The route then doubles back, following the edge of Hillfield Coppice, and makes its way past the old Shepherd’s Hut towards Shepherd’s Pool. Runners will be single file along this narrow path, before joining field and track towards Warren Farm. Here, grass terrain gives way to gravel track for a distance of approximately 0.3 miles, before returning to grass footpath back to the Downs. At the point of rejoining the Downs, runners will turn right uphill to run a SECOND LOOP. When returning to this point a second time, runners will turn left to enjoy a downhill grass finish.

***NEW COURSE ROUTE***

The course begins at Brockhampton Primary School and follows a grassy half mile climb up the Bromyard Downs. From the top of the climb, the route follows the western perimeter of Warren Wood, joining the old racecourse for a stretch towards the Stourport road. The route then doubles back, following the edge of Hillfield Coppice, and makes its way past the old Shepherd’s Hut towards Shepherd’s Pool. Runners will be single file along this narrow path, before joining field and track towards Warren Farm. Here, grass terrain gives way to gravel track for a distance of approximately 0.3 miles, before returning to grass footpath back to the Downs. At the point of rejoining the Downs, runners will turn right uphill to run a SECOND LOOP. When returning to this point a second time, runners will turn left to enjoy a downhill grass finish.

[05/26/21]   Hello runners, near and far. If you have booked a place in this year’s race, please check your emails! We have sent an important update from race HQ 🏃🏻‍♀️🏃

Round the Downs | AVtiming 17/05/2021

Round the Downs | AVtiming

3 entries left ⏳ have all you Bromyard runners booked? ✅

Here is the link if you want to grab our final 3 spaces: www.avtiming.com/roundthedowns

Round the Downs | AVtiming

Round the Downs | AVtiming 13/05/2021

Round the Downs | AVtiming

⚠️ LAST FEW SPACES ⚠️

Just 12 places left to grab before we are FULLY BOOKED! ⏳ You can still enter via our booking link www.avtiming.com/roundthedowns 💻

Round the Downs | AVtiming

Round the Downs | AVtiming 10/05/2021

Round the Downs | AVtiming

Happy Monday runners! Here is your link to book at 9.00am ☺️ 🏃‍♀️🏃 http://www.avtiming.com/roundthedowns

Round the Downs | AVtiming

[05/09/21]   Get ready Bromyard...

Our booking system will reopen tomorrow at 9am but places are strictly limited - once they’re gone, that is it! We’ve had so much interest from runners further afield (which is awesome) but we’re hoping to see as many locals as possible on the day too - so don’t delay! 🏃‍♀️ 🏃‍♂️

[05/07/21]   Happy Friday everyone!

🚨Get ready to BOOK YOUR PLACE! 🚨Due to popular demand, bookings will reopen on Monday 10th May. We will share a booking link at 9am on Monday morning, so please be ready - we are sure you won’t have long to secure your place… This is it for places folks - once they’re gone they’re gone! ⏳

WANT TO GET INVOLVED? Please email us at [email protected] to help grow our list of volunteers! Thank you 💚

Enjoy your weekends! Meg and Nell x

[04/29/21]   🙏🏼 WE NEED YOU 🙏🏼

Bromyard Round the Downs Race can only happen with the help of volunteers. We need to ensure safety and enjoyment for all, so if you’re keen to help us achieve this, please let us know - we will have a high vis waiting for you! There are lots of roles to fill - from toilet marshal to bib handler, road marshalling to medal distribution. We are especially keen to find those with BIG voices 🎙 - please offer yourselves up to help keep our lovely runners in line! We have some exciting plans for race day, but we can’t do it without you! Please message us on here, or email [email protected] if you’d like to be involved. Thank you in advance! Meg and Nell x

[04/01/21]   🎙 APRIL ANNOUNCEMENT 🎙

🏃🏃‍♀️Thanks to everyone who has booked or signed up to our waiting list! We are so pleased that everyone is keen to get racing again.

🗒 We have decided to close the waiting list before it gets too long but we hope to add extra places nearer the race date – further details to be announced then, so watch this space.

💳 In the meantime we’re changing our refunds policy – so if you realise you won’t be able to make it please cancel your place for a refund (minus booking fee) so that we can give it to someone on the waiting list.

💻 To request a refund and pass your bib number on to one of the many hopefuls who are awaiting a place, please email [email protected] 🙏🏼

Have a happy Easter weekend and #justkeeprunning ☺️

Meg and Nell x

[03/25/21]   🌟 FULLY BOOKED 🌟

Thank you all! If you missed out on a space to race this year but would still like to be involved, please keep your eyes peeled here for volunteer opportunities 👀 we’d love to have you! We have been busy planning your event to ensure safety and enjoyment for all 💚

In the meantime #justkeeprunning ☺️🏃‍♀️🏃

Round the Downs | AVtiming 24/03/2021

Round the Downs | AVtiming

⚠️ LIMITED SPACES REMAINING ⚠️

Attention all runners, near and far! We’ve had such brilliant uptake for this year’s Round the Downs Race - thank you for entering if you already have! Please don’t delay if you were thinking of joining us (we cannot accept more than 150 runners)...

You can still sign up here:

💻 http://www.avtiming.com/roundthedowns

Round the Downs | AVtiming

Round the Downs | AVtiming 15/03/2021

Round the Downs | AVtiming

Something to brighten up your Monday! 🤩 BOOKINGS ARE NOW OPEN 🤩

Join us for this year’s Bromyard Round the Downs Race! 🏃‍♀️ 🏃‍♂️

📆 Sunday 20th June 2021
⏱ 10.00am
📍Church Street, Bromyard
💶 £10 / £12 entries
🤓 Prebook only
🍟 Chip timing
👩‍⚕️👮‍♀️ First Aiders / Marshals / Police presence
🏃‍♀️🏃 10 categories for entrants
🏅🏆 Medals and trophies
🦠 Covid Secure Event

SIGN UP HERE
💻 http://www.avtiming.com/roundthedowns

Please feel free to share! Stay safe and happy training 😊

Round the Downs | AVtiming

[02/26/21]   We are excited to announce a big change for this year's Round the Downs race - our runners will be chip timed! Thank you to Andrew at AVtiming for agreeing to take on the event :-)

[02/07/21]   This year's race is planned for Sunday 20th June at 10am. We are trying to make sure the race can take place with social distancing etc, and we will be posting updates here. We hope to open bookings in the next few weeks so watch this space! In the meantime keep safe and keep running 🏃‍♀️🏃

25/01/2021

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Bromyard
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