The Event

Welcome to the Bumble Bimble! A 5 or 10 mile run through the beautiful, lush, green Worcestershire countryside with the next event, The Bumble Bimble Winter Edition 2018, taking place on Sunday 2nd December 2018. New for this event will be a 2.5 kilometre Santa Dash.

The Bimble is a supported social run, starting and ending at the Park Gate Inn, Kidderminster Road, Bromsgrove, get your medals, goodies, and relax at the after run party.  Families very welcome!

To enter the Bumble Bimble or Santa Dash click here.

For event day information please see here.

The Bumble Bimble is a community event, organised by volunteers and supported by local businesses.  Click here for the Facebook Page.

We are very pleased to announce that The Bumble Bimble Winter Edition 2018 will be raising money for Dodford Children’s Holiday Farm. This registered charity, provides a retreat for children that don’t usually get to spend time in the countryside.

The Santa Dash is being organised by 3 year 11 pupils from North Bromsgrove High School.  They are fundraising for a month long expedition to Peru with Camps International, they will be working in poverty striken rural areas to make life improving changes for the villagers.

The Routes

There are 3 options available, 2.5K (dressed as santa!), 5 miles and 10 miles – all taking in the spectacular countryside

Click the images for a mapometer route

Santa Dash – 2.5Kilometres

This course goes across some of the public footpaths over the fields in a loop starting and finishing at the Park Gate.

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 Woods. Looping around the route heads over some quiet Dodford lanes and back into the valley up into the fields, down Fockbury Mill Lane 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 Woods into more breathtaking scenery in the Chaddesley Woods nature reserve. The route is trickily undulating until turning back and heading towards Dordale. Next up is another beautiful wooded location, this time in Pepper Woods where a gentle incline will test tired legs before a fast sprint back down into Dordale will get you back to the Inn for the party

The Party

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

Relax in post run glory with your running buddies looking over stunning views across the beautiful countryside where there will be music, a hog roast and vegetarian chilli provided by the Salt and Pepper Pig Company.

The Questions

Frequently Asked Questions

Registering

How do I enter the event?

To enter simply click the shop link above, or click here

Who will see my details?

Only the organisers of the event, get to see your name, address and phone number. No other details are taken and payments are done via the Paypal web site so no payment information is kept here.

When will registration close?

You can book on this site until all spaces are taken.

Do I have to pay?

This run is not-for-profit and is financially supported by 2 fantastic local companies, Bumble Hole Foods and Champion CCTV. Any event costs are donated by them.  Your fee covers the cost of the medal and a donation to charity.

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

We will be unable to offer refunds, the entry fee will be paid directly to the nominated charities. Once all the places have been taken we will operate a waiting list.  So if for any reason you are unable to run, please let us know so we can offer the place to the waiting list.

Taking Part

How tough is the run?

For Winter 2018 we have introduced a Santa Dash.  This is 2.5K of hilly fields, a fun family event.  As there are no specific time restrictions, you’re free to take it easy and go at your own pace.  This is a social run, so enjoy with friends at a comfy pace or feel free to push yourself on this challenging terrain. The 10 mile route goes through the trickier terrain of Chaddesley Woods so if you’d like an easier run, the 5 mile route should be nice and gentle. That said, it’s mostly trails with stiles, kissing gates, fields, mud, long grass no matter where you go. Trail shoes are recommended and expect to get a bit dirty.  Bring some clean clothes to change into for the post run party!

Do I need trail shoes?

Trail shoes are recommended, and if we get a lot of rain in the build up to the run, then we’d say they’re essential.

Are there any age limits?

For the Santa Dash all we ask is that under 12s are accommpanied within arms length of an adult throughout the run.  For the 10 mile route runners should be over 18 and be of sufficient physical fitness for the challenging course. If under 18’s are interested in this event they can enter the 5 mile route but must be accompanied by an adult within sight at all times

Will you send me a run number?

You wont get your number in the post, it will available for collection from the Park Gate the day beore the event, or on the morning of the run.  If you are going to be collecting your number on the day please arrive in plenty of time before your distance is due to start.

What time does the run start?

The Santa Dash starts at 9:15. The 10 mile run will start at 10:30 and the 5 mile run will start at 11:00.  If you haven’t been able to collect your number from the pub then please arrive NO EARLIER than 8:30am on the event day.  Registration will be open at 8:30 am for the Santa Dash ad 10AM for the Bumble Bimble.

Can I run with my dog?

Yes, but only one dog per runner please, and dogs need to be kept under control, on leads and away from the livestock on the course.  There are plenty of stiles to test your dogs 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.

Can I volunteer?

If you’re unable to run then you can still take part!  This event couldn’t take place without the support of volunteers, if you would like to help out please contact us via email or via our facebook page.  There are several roles, marshals out on the course, at water stations, at base or run marshals running the route assisting runners.

The Results

Here are the results for the inaugural Bumble Bimble 11th June 2017

5 mile run: 5-mile-results

10 mile run: 10-mile-results

Results for the Winter Bimble on Sunday 26th November 2017:

5 mile run: bumble_bumble_5_mile_results

10 mile run: bumble_bumble_10_mile_results

Results for the Summer Bimble on Sunday 10th June 2018:

5 mile run: Bumble Bimble 2018 Summer 5 Miles

10 mile run: Bumble Bimble 2018 Summer 10 Miles

Results for the Winter Bimble on Sunday 2nd December 2018:

5 mile run: Bumble Bimble 2018 Winter 5 Miles

10 mile run: Bumble Bimble 2018 Winter 10 Miles