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.

The Bumble Bimble is a community event supported by local businesses. 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.

2022 Results – 5 & 10 miles

5 MILE RESULTS – SUMMER BUMBLE BIMBLE 2022

POSBIB NO.NAMETIME
1171NICK HITCHINGS0:37:14
230MONICA BAPTISTA0:43:18
3146WILL DUCKWORTH0:43:19
434FIONA BARKER0:44:59
5173MATHILDE HOUSLEY0:45:00
6230JONATHAN TREML0:45:11
7205ANDY PASKIN0:45:16
8194STEPHEN MORRIS0:45:20
9104ALISON BUTTLE0:45:47
10183RICHARD LEAPER0:47:33
11202DARREN NUTTAL0:47:53
12201MARISIA NUTTAL0:47:55
13154JAMIE ENGLAND0:47:59
14170CHARLIE HART0:48:40
15228CONNOR BISHOP0:49:04
16141ETHAN DELANEY0:49:00
17213SHELLEY RENWICK0:50:01
18246RUSSELL WINCHESTER0:50:54
19217LOUISE ROBINSON0:51:13
20186SIMONE MAURRI0:51:14
21187CATHERINE MAYALL0:52:08
22210HELEN REA0:52:09
23254MATT SILLITOE0:52:14
24149ROSANNE EARDLEY0:52:45
25136JO CUNNINGHAM0:53:12
26167JOANNE HALLING0:53:25
27209KERRY POOLE0:53:33
28198MANDY NEWBOLD0:53:35
29140JON DAVIS0:53:39
30229SIMON TAYLOR0:53:47
31207SELINA PHELPS0:53:48
32164KATIE GARLAND0:53:49
33211CHARLOTTE REES0:53:50
34241VICTORIA WILDMAN0:53:52
35168LUCY HANCOX0:53:54
3686DAVID BRAMSTON0:54:05
37192HELEN McGETTRICK0:54:06
38116SALLY CLARK0:54:46
39151ESTELLE ELLIS0:55:59
40218ANDREW ROGERS0:56:01
41107HANNAH CHIDZIK0:58:00
42180CLAIRE JONES0:58:09
43236ELIZABETH WARD0:58:09
44196STRACY MOSS0:59:05
45105LINDSEY CASTLING-BIGGS1:00:02
46252JUNE MAW1:00:10
47175FLETCHER HOWARD1:00:27
48197STEVE MOSS1:00:48
49238LIZ WHITWORTH1:00:51
50235KIRSTEN WALTON1:00:52
51234MARK WALTON1:01:02
52174SARAH HOWARD1:01:44
53163STEPH FREEMAN1:02:08
54137GARETH CUSHEN1:02:09
55250KIM BROOKS1:02:26
56225CHRISTOPHER SMYCZEK1:02:42
57253SARAH BELLEW1:03:02
5899JULIE BROWN1:03:03
59182KIM LAUD1:03:04
60224SIAN SMITH1:03:05
61226SARAH STOKES1:03:25
6235OLIVER BENNETT1:04:05
63237GEMMA WHITEHOUSE1:04:09
64251GEORGINA DRANSFIELD1:04:33
65220SOPHIE ROWAN1:04:49
66199SHARON NICHOLLS1:05:58
6764PEGGY BLUNN1:05:58
68190ISABELLE McALOON1:05:58
69181CLAIRE KNOWLES1:06:19
70162SALLY FOLKES1:06:45
71219KYMBERLEY ROGERS1:06:46
72189CHRIS McALOON1:07:02
73191WILLIAM McALOON1:07:02
74188ANNA McALOON1:07:02
75204SALLY PAMPLIN1:07:02
76242GEMMA WILKES1:07:48
77166MICHELLE GILLARD1:07:52
78193ANNETTE MORE1:08:34
79243PAT WILKES1:09:08
80244ELAINE WILSON1:09:09
81249AMANDA YOUNG1:09:18
82169PAUL HARRISON1:09:20
83215ANDREA RIGBY1:09:42
84161EMILY FLETCHER1:09:45
85245LYNNE WILTON1:09:50
86165ALISON GIBLIN1:10:00
879SOPHIE ALLINSON1:10:08
8836SOPHIE BENNETT1:10:26
89172JASON HORNE1:12:28
90178GEMMA JOHNSON1:12:35
91195ROSIE MORROW1:12:58
92156EMMA PHILDEW1:13:05
9369LUCIE BOIVIGNY1:13:10
94206AMY PEARSALL1:13:23
95176FIONA HUGHES1:13:34
96101ANGELA BUCKLEY1:13:41
97160BAILEY FLETCHER1:14:30
98142SOPHIE DIMMOCK1:14:30
99208JANET PINFIELD1:14:50
10058JO BESTON1:15:45
101227KRISTAL TAYLOR1:16:02
102179SHARON JOHNSON1:16:03
103144HAYLEY DOWNING1:16:04
10428CLAIRE BANNER1:16:05
10537LINDA BERESFORD1:16:06
106239PAULA WIDDOWS1:16:19
107240IAN WIDDOWS1:16:19
10890LAUNA BROOKS1:16:55
109153MARION EMMISON1:18:36
11013SHEREEN BALLINTINE1:18:50
111147SALLY DUFF1:18:53
112143TONY DOWNES1:19:25
11312HEATHER BALDWIN1:19:35
114159KIERAN FLETCHER1:21:12
115155ROSEMARY FAZAKARLEY1:21:12
116185HELEN MARTIN1:22:07
117216KERRY ROBERTSON1:22:07
118145JOANNE DOWNING1:22:07
119203KATHERINE O’DONNELL1:22:49
120139CLAIRE DANIELS1:23:00
121212CLAIRE REID1:23:31
122138TARA DALY1:27:04
123150BEATRICE EGAN1:27:34
124152CLAIRE ELSON1:27:34
12511AMANDA ANDREWS1:45:06
126148JANICE DUNFORD1:45:07
127233LOUISE TYSOE1:45:08
128222SARAH SHEPPARD1:45:09
129223MARGARET SIMKIN1:45:10

10 MILE RESULTS – SUMMER BUMBLE BIMBLE 2022

POSBIB NO.NAMETIME
1307ROSS COWLEY1:09:06
2360MATTHEW POLLARD1:11:26
3325JAMES GRANT1:13:32
4296DAN BLACKHALL1:18:16
5388GUY WALTON1:19:46
6315PHIL EDWARDS1:21:15
7331RICHARD HARRISON1:22:20
8353KEVIN OAKES1:24:43
9371PETER ROGERS1:25:03
10321STEPHEN GIBLIN1:25:59
11399MATT WOODYATT1:26:20
12387MICHAEL TOVEY1:26:35
13370TOM ROBINSON1:28:04
14375ANDREW SHEPHARD1:28:18
15309MATE CSICSELY1:29:24
16384HOWARD THOMPSON1:29:49
17332MICHAEL HAWKSBY1:30:03
18372CHRIS RUGG1:30:05
19330STEVEN HALES1:30:32
20312TONY DAVIS1:30:32
21294DARREL BEALE1:30:42
22318ALISON FAIRHURST1:31:03
23293RAYMOND BEALE1:31:06
24304CARL CHAMBERS1:32:47
25359TANYA PETERS1:34:20
26340STUART KILLEN1:34:33
27357ADAM PAYTON1:35:06
28329ALEX GROVES1:35:16
29310PAT DAVIES1:35:21
30374ROB SHEASBY1:35:23
31320STEPHEN GABBUTT1:35:27
32344KEVIN LEWIS1:36:35
33392CHRISTIAN WESTON1:36:37
34361DAVID POUNTNEY1:36:40
35339CHARLIE HURD1:36:50
36324DAVID GOULD1:37:12
37346SEBASTIAN MITCHELL1:37:55
38380JACOB SPRAYSON1:39:21
39323JAEDA GOODMAN1:40:15
40368GAVIN RANDELL1:40:15
41381DAVID STEVENSON1:40:19
42400MICHAEL WOODYATT1:40:39
43356ANTHONY PAYNE1:41:55
44333SAM HENDERSON1:42:06
45379PAUL SMITH1:42:09
46327NEIL GREGORY1:43:44
47303STEPHEN CHALKLEY1:44:00
48328PAMELA GRIMWADE1:44:01
49319KEVIN FROBISHER1:44:15
50383STEVE TERRY1:45:14
51341LEE KNIGHT1:45:41
52297STEVE BODMAN1:47:45
53351NICOLA MORRIS1:47:59
54291PAUL BANNER1:48:01
55354MICHAEL O’BRIEN1:48:29
56397HUW WISEMAN1:48:31
57317JACQUELINE ELSON-WHITTAKER1:48:32
58316CHARLEY ELSON1:48:33
59322MARK GILLILAND1:48:47
60301ELIZABETH BROWN1:51:14
61373RICHARD SHEARING1:51:54
62398WENDY WOODHOUSE1:52:16
63369PETER REEVES1:53:59
64358MARION PEAK1:53:59
65306NICK CHESTER1:53:59
66382PATRICK TAYLOR1:54:16
67352ELEANOR NELSON1:54:39
68349DAVID MORE1:54:56
69366JOHN RAINE1:55:12
70326ANDREW GREEN1:57:10
71311PAUL DAVIES1:59:42
72393RACHEL WHITEHEAD1:59:57
73367MARK RANDELL1:59:59
74342HELEN LAWRENCE2:00:42
75376RACHAEL SHEPHERD2:04:20
76347ADAM MITCHELL-HAYWOOD2:07:51
77362ANN PRITCHARD2:08:30
78348DAVE MITCHELL-HAYWOOD2:08:30
79336RUTH HILL2:16:09
80302BECKY CARTER2:16:46
81334RUTH HICKINBOTHAM2:17:16
82308RUTH COX2:18:02
83364JILL PROCTOR2:18:02
84389CLARE WEAVER2:21:06
85386MARK TOVEY2:21:17
86343KAREN LEE2:21:24
87298KATE BREAKWELL2:25:26
88305GAVIN CHANCE2:25:56
89363NETTY COLLEY2:25:57
90300KATIE BROOME2:25:58
91391ANDY WESTON2:25:59
92350NICY MORGAN2:34:11
93365LESLEY PYMM2:49:45