Bumble Bimble

07 Jun 2020

Organiser's Description

Welcome to the Bumble Bimble! A 1.5, 5 or 10 mile run through the beautiful, lush, green Worcestershire countryside with the next event, The Bumble Bimble Summer Edition 2020, taking place on Sunday 7th June 2020

The Summer Bimble includes the Family Dash event. Participants do a 1.5 mile run for families to enjoy together.

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 are very welcome!

The Bumble Bimble is a community event, organised by volunteers and supported by local businesses.

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The Bumble Bimble Summer Edition 2020 will raise money for the Woodland Trust https://www.woodlandtrust.org.uk/

The Routes

There are 3 options available, 1.5 miles Family Dash, 5 miles and 10 miles – all taking in the spectacular countryside

Click the links 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 Woods. Looping around the route heads 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

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 and not recommended for novice trail runners. Next up is another beautiful wooded location, this time in Pepper Woods where another incline will test tired legs. Then heading 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” then you’re not far from the finish!


The Party

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

Breakfast will be available from 8:30 am for the early arrivers.

Relax in post run glory with your running buddies looking over stunning views across the beautiful countryside where there will be music, real ales, and food.

Frequently Asked Questions


When will registration close?

You can book on this site until all spaces are taken, or until the closing date shown.

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 entry fee covers the cost of the medal, insurance and a donation to charity.

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

No refunds or transfer are available.

Taking Part

How tough is the run?

This is a challenging course.  If you are new to trail running the 5 mile option would be for you.  If you opt for the 10 mile route please be mindful of the cut off times.

The first water station/check point must be reached in 35 minutes from when you set off.  This is an average of 16.5 minute miles, this terrain in the wet is particularly challenging, and really slows you down.  If you don’t think you can make it to the first water station in this time, which is at 2.5 miles in, then enter the 5 mile route.  If you’re running the 10 mile route and miss the cut off time you’ll be diverted onto the 5 mile route, and will still get your medal.

The second water station/check point is at Pepper Wood, at approximately 7 miles, you’ve got 2 hours to reach this point.  Anyone who hasn’t reached the second check point in 2 hours will be offered a lift back to The Park Gate or given the option to return on foot without marshals on the route.

This is a social run, so enjoy with friends at a comfy pace or feel free to push yourself. It’s mostly trails with stiles, kissing gates, fields, mud, and long grass. Trail shoes are recommended and expect to get dirty.  Bring some clean clothes to change into for the post run party!

If I haven’t ran this before, how can I predict my time?

We are asking entrants to give a predicted time. This is because we are using a new timing and wave system. The terrain cannot be compared to running on the road, and this course takes an extra 20% effort/time in completing. Have a look at our previous event finnisher times. If you think you might finish in the top 20, you can opt to go in the speedy wave, but most of our runners like to enjoy this event as a social run, and enjoy the scenary, and post event socialising with friends.

Do I need trail shoes?

Trail shoes are usually recommended but it depends on the weather at the time. Check recent weather and forecasts to decide. There are some steep banks and normally muddy sections.

Are there any age limits?

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. The Family Dash is available to anyone 4 and over, under 12’s must be accompanied by an adult.

Will you send me a run number?

Yes, we are sending out number and chips before the event.

What time does the run start?

*Change from previous events*

The Family Dash will start at 9am. The first wave of the 10 mile route will run will start at 10:00 and then each wave at 20 minute intervals until 11am.

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. Anyone volunteering will receive a Bumble Bimble snood or t-shirt as a thank you.

The Results

All results are on the Bumble Bimble web site https://www.bumblebimble.run/results/ 


17 May 2020£19.00
17 May 2020£19.00
17 May 2020£8.00
For each sign-up, the organiser pays the Service Fee of 4% (min 50p). You pay no surcharge

Dates and Status

Date: 07 Jun 2020

Closing Date: 17 May 2020

Status: Open

Bumble Bimble 10 mile??/200
Bumble Bimble 5 mile??/200
Bumble Bimble Family Dash??/100


Darren Mansell

Park Gate Inn, 178 Kidderminster Rd, Bromsgrove B61 9AJ