Sunday 28th November is the date for the seventh running of the Bass Belle 10 Miler. Why the name Belle? First, Bassingbourn is known for the famous airplane called the Memphis Belle. Secondly, the course itself is beautiful or in French - 'Belle'. This is a flat, fast course which consists of 8.5 miles on road and 1.5miles off road along a grass track. Course perfect for runners new at the distance or those training for a half marathon. Course measured by GPS.
South End, Bassingbourn, Hertfordshire, SG8 5NJ
Race Packs - Race packs which will include race number with race chip sticker attached will be posted out to all runners in advance of the race. These will be posted first class from Monday 15th November to all race entrants. Race packs will not be handed out on race day nor will entry be available on race day. There will be no baggage drop off at this year's event due to the ongoing Pandemic.
Race Details - Chip timing / category prizes / new bespoke medals for all finishers / 20% of race profit to Brainstrust our official race charity . Cash prize of £50 for beating the course record, which stands at 53 minutes and 41 seconds (male) and 58minutes and 41 seconds (female). Race held under ARC rules - (Category prizes and prize giving will not be possible at this year's event due to Covid-19. Category winners will be offered a £5 discount on race entry for the 2022 event). There is a 2h 30 min time limit for the race.
Race Facilities - Onsite parking * * mobile toilets * free digital download of race photos (Due to the uncertainty over what the Winter months will bring in terms of the Pandemic, it is likely that there will be no baggage area, no massage, no refreshents or food stalls and no trophy presentation at this year's event. These measures are to ensure the health and safety of all runners, event staff and the residents of all the villages across the route who come out to cheer on the runners on race day.
To enter the Bass Belle 10 Miler on-line via paypal, please click on the bookings tab at the top of this page. Alternatively complete the postal booking form, downloadable from this page. All entries close on Friday 12th November 2021.
Bass Belle 10 Miler - Sunday 28th Nov - only 4 places until we are full!
Dear fellow runners, I am pleased to annouce that the Bass Belle 10 Miler will be returning for a seventh time on Sunday 28th November. Race entry is now open. I already have 461 runners booked in from last year and with a race limit of 465, I expect the event to sell out quickly. Sadly though, due to the ongoing Pandemic and the uncertainity about what the Winter months will bring, this year's event will be scaled back compared with previous years. Unless the situation changes dramatically before the race, there will be no baggage area, no refreshments or food stalls, no massage and no Trophy Presentations. For further information on the measures for this year please read the pre-race info, terms and conditions and Covid-19 documents below. What I can offer this year is the same lovely course and a bespoke medal for all finishers. There will be £50 cash prizes for beating the course records and although we are not having Trophies this year there will still be category winners with those getting a £5 discount on next years race. There may also be the need for the race to be started in waves this year.