The Winter Bumble Bimble is back!

CONFIRMED! We’re pleased to announce the Winter Bumble Bimble is on Sunday 27th November 2022. Online entries open at midday on Thursday 6th October 2022. (The Summer Bumble Bimble will be announced in early 2023).

Due to a number of factors including ground conditions/access etc we’ll only be staging the 5 mile option – the perfect winter distance!

There’ll be a link to Entry Central on this website and our Facebook group & page.

Join us in the beautiful Bromsgrove countryside for a stunning social trail run adventure organised by local trail running enthusiasts.

Click here for the Facebook Page.

The Routes

There are two distances available – 5 miles only for the Winter Bumble Bimble or 5 and 10 miles for the Summer Bumble Bimble.

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. Always taking in the spectacular countryside. Expect to get dirty!

Click the images for a Mapometer route

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 – only available on the Summer Bumble Bimble.

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.

Info & Frequently Asked Questions

The Winter Bumble Bimble is back

Join us in the beautiful Bromsgrove countryside for a stunning social trail run adventure together.

Due to ground conditions and access etc, the Winter Bumble Bimble only has a 5 mile option, whereas our Summer Bumble Bimble has both 5 mile or 10 mile options. The run starts and finishes at the Park Gate Inn, Bromsgrove B61 9AJ. Food and refreshments are available at the pub afterwards.

Click here for the Facebook Group

What are the dates?

The Winter Bumble Bimble is on Sunday 27th November 2022.

The Summer Bumble Bimble TBA in 2023.

Where is the venue?

Park Gate Inn, Bromsgrove B61 9AJ

How do I get there and park?

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. 

When is registration, the run briefing and the start times?

  • Registration is onsite and open from 8.30am. 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. Your number must be visible on your front.
  • All competitors will receive an email with full details before the event.
  • Run briefing is at 09.45 ready for a 10.00 start.

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

No refunds or transfers are available

What are the route options?

The Winter Bumble Bimble only has one option – The 5 mile route – taking in spectacular countryside. The route is marked out with arrows and supported by volunteer marshals around the course. Click the links for a mapometer route.

  • 5 Miles – approx 8km (min age 11 and be of sufficient physical fitness for the challenging course)

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 return to the Park Gate pub for a well deserved drink!

https://gb.mapometer.com/running/route_4747887.html

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. Very little road use, very undulating with steep areas as well as some downhill breathers. Expect to get dirty!

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

Will you post out my run number?

No, you will receive this 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.

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.

WINTER BUMBLE BUMBLE 2022 Results

POSITIONBIB NO.NAMETIME
1186MARK TANNER0:37:11
2185ROBERT MOLE0:37:56
3174TIM OGBOURN0:38:39
441RICHARD HARRISON0:39:54
518ROBERT CARR0:40:21
6188GEORGE KIRBY0:41:01
717CORY LEDGISTER0:41:43
860JAYDEE PETERS0:42:05
9160CRAIG HOLLAND0:42:12
10180IAN DICKENS0:42:39
11143DARREL BEALE0:42:57
12145RAYMOND BEALE0:42:57
13172SIMBA SITSHEBO0:42:58
14129PAUL WHITEHEAD0:43:24
1527JOHN SEARLE0:44:14
1659ROB SHEASBY0:44:42
17142CHARLES SMITH0:45:00
1830MATE CSICSELY0:45:44
19187DAVID GOULD0:46:27
20181ALISON FAIRHURST0:46:30
2162KEVIN LEWIS0:47:02
2287SEBASTIAN MITCHELL0:47:05
23162DOMINIC DUNNE0:47:21
24183CHRISTOPHER LOCKWOOD0:47:40
25168STEPHEN MORRIS0:47:48
POSITIONBIB NO.NAMETIME
2686RICHARD LEAPER0:48:30
2729PAUL SMITH0:49:12
28111CHRISTIAN WESTON0:49:56
291SHELLEY RENWICK0:50:25
3047STEVE MARKS0:50:28
3196RICHARD SHEARING0:50:36
3275ALISTAIR COX0:51:24
3374BEN COX0:51:25
34139AMY HINCHLIFFE0:52:01
35131CATHERINE MAYALL0:52:56
36112LEON KELLER0:53:51
3788MARTIN REOHORN0:54:09
382MATT BANTHORPE0:55:07
39127DARREN REHO0:55:08
4013JAMES POTTINGER0:55:54
4168PAUL BANNER0:56:17
42176COREY LYNCH0:56:30
43149LUCIE WAGSTAFF0:56:31
44167LYNSEY BRAMSTON0:56:32
45101RUSSELL WINCHESTER0:56:35
46175ROBERT LYNCH0:56:47
47136SELINA PHELPS0:56:56
48116DEBBIE SMITH0:57:32
4955CHRIS PETTIFER0:57:32
5049PAUL PRIGG0:57:32
POSITIONBIB NO.NAMETIME
5150JENNY PRIGG0:57:32
5228ANGELA TROTH0:58:02
53151PHIL DOLPHIN0:58:09
549SIMONE MAURRI0:58:31
55107HELEN McGETTRICK0:58:46
56171CHARLES WIGZELL0:58:55
5763ROSANNE EARDLEY0:59:13
5815NATALIE CARR0:59:16
5937CARYL GIBSON0:59:32
60144ANDREW SWINDELLS1:00:12
61182SAM HENDERSON1:00:12
6214NATALIE HOLYOAKE1:00:39
6345THOMAS HOLYOAKE1:00:44
6439JOSEPH ATHERTON1:01:46
65179MARTIN ADAMS1:02:05
66178LISA SMEDLEY1:02:05
67121DAVID MORE1:02:30
68170PAUL TONKIN1:03:29
69150KAREN SIMPSON1:03:34
7077KIRSTEN WALTON1:03:34
7176MARK WALTON1:03:41
72100SHARON CAVE1:03:44
7395MARK STYZAKER1:03:50
7470ANGELA BUCKLEY1:04:05
7593SIMON TAYLOR1:04:11
POSITIONBIB NO.NAMETIME
7633TRACEY LIMBRICK1:05:16
77153SUSAN EDGINTON1:05:16
7872ESTELLE ELLIS1:05:45
7942VICTORIA WILDMAN1:05:45
8099KATHERINE O’DONNELL1:06:00
8123ANDY GOLDSBY1:06:06
82110CARINA MAUNDER1:06:06
8324JULIE BROWN1:07:32
84137CHARLOTTE MOSELEY1:07:39
85138HELEN WAKEMAN1:07:39
86103STRACY MOSS1:08:39
87154SHANE CONTE1:08:52
8865SONIA MATTHEWS1:09:06
89173JITKA JONESOVA1:09:36
90159SARAH EASTBURY1:09:36
91157LEE KELSALL1:09:36
92158JULIAN RUANE1:09:36
9371JASON HORNE1:09:53
9489NIKKI WHITTINGHAM1:10:10
95152DAN LUKEMAN1:10:10
9644ANNETTE NAUDIN1:12:31
97118RACHEL JONES1:12:40
98120LISA FLETCHER1:12:47
99106SEAN MARTIN1:13:08
10069LUCY HANCOX1:13:12
POSITIONBIB NO.NAMETIME
101128FRANCESCA KING1:13:12
102133FLETCHER HOWARD1:14:24
10335ELIZABETH WARD1:14:37
10436CLAIRE JONES1:14:37
105117COLIN COLEMAN1:15:19
106115LOUISE HEPBURN1:15:19
107113JOHN JEFFRIES1:15:19
108114NIGEL ROBERTS1:15:19
10973SOPHIE ROWAN1:15:38
11051SARAH BELLEW1:17:17
11154KIM BROOKES1:17:17
1123ANDREW HITCH1:17:17
11312TONY LANGHAM1:18:20
11485STEVE PRESCOTT1:18:53
115164LIAM HIBBERT1:19:35
1166DAWN HILL1:19:52
11791RACHAEL WRIGHT1:20:12
11852GEMMA BROWN1:20:12
1194SARAH HARROD1:20:52
12053NIKKI GROARKE1:21:01
121163JILL WALKER1:21:01
1228SALLY HOWARD1:21:22
123135JIMMY HUNT1:21:22
12420MIKE PERROTT1:21:22
125140SARAH SELLERS1:23:15
POSITIONBIB NO.NAMETIME
12697JILL PROCTOR1:23:15
12798RUTH COX1:23:24
128166CLAIRE HANCOX1:24:28
129165KAREN FLINT1:24:36
13094HELEN TONKS1:24:36
13192TRUDIE TAYLOR1:24:36
13256SAMANTHA HATTON1:25:04
13358ROBERT EDWARDS1:25:04
13467CLAIRE BANNER1:27:52
13582LUCIE BOIVIGNY1:28:41
13681ROSIE MORROW1:28:48
13734MARK BRINDLEY1:31:31
13832PAULA BRINDLEY1:31:57
13990CLAIRE DANIELS1:33:10
140141SAMANTHA FURAMERA1:33:10
141108PAULINE MOGG1:33:32
142105DOUG RICHARDS1:33:34
143109GEORGINA CHANCELLOR1:37:15
14410ANNA HUNT1:37:15
14519SHARON WESTWOOD1:37:15
14621HELEN MARTIN1:37:15
14722JOANNE DOWNING1:37:15
14826KERRY McCROSSAN1:37:15
14925KYRA COLLINS1:37:15
150102HELEN DICKINSON1:37:15
POSITIONBIB NO.NAMETIME
15161GINA LEWIS1:37:21
15257KERRY ROBERTSON1:37:21
1535SARAH HOWARD1:40:44
15448EMMA SAUNDERS1:41:28
155155ROSEMARY FAZAKARLEY1:44:18
156156KIERAN FLETCHER1:44:18
15783MICHELLE GILLARD1:46:41
15884LOUISE TYSOE1:47:33
159184AMANDA ANDREWS1:47:52
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