Sunday 29th 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 and race baggage tag will be posted out to all runners in advance of the race. These will be posted first class from Wed 11th November to all race entrants. Race packs will not be handed out on race day nor will entry be available on race day.
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 £25 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 may be removed due to Covid-19 restrictions)
Race Facilities - Onsite parking * onsite secure baggage drop * post race sports massage * bbq & refreshments * mobile toilets * free digital download of race photos (Some facilities may be removed due to Covid-19 restrictions)
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 Monday 9th November 2020.
Bass Belle 10 Miler - Sunday 28th Nov - ANNOUCEMENT IN AUGUST!
Dear fellow runners, due to the ongoing uncertainity with the Covid-19 Pandemic, I am cancelling this years event. The requirements for races during Covid-19 in particular around social distancing have made it impossible for me to hold the race this year. The health and safety of runners, volunteers and indeed the residents of both Bassingbourn and the villages that the race goes through is the most important thing for me as race organiser to consider. Coupled with this I have also contacted the Parish Council and the Village College and both parties would not support the race this year due to the risk of bringing Covid-19 into the area. All runners who have already entered the race have been notified of the cancellation and also that their race entry has automatically been transferred to next year'srace which will be held on Sunday 28th November 2021. Unfortunately refunds are not possible as payments have already been made against this years event. I know that runners will be disappointed but I stress I am doing this on health and safety grounds. Happy running all and see you in 2021.