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& SEAA & KCAA
Club Sponsored by the Amazon & Tiger
THE HARVEL 5
16th ANNUAL HARVEL 5
Another good year with 735 finishers, a record ! A lot of fast times again.!
A big thanks to the marshals/helpers for their help and their support to the runners. Also thanks to the Jones our local farmers for providing the parking field and the large tractor for the time.
Here’s some feedback already received:-
Was an absolutely brilliant event. My first ever race and I loved every minute! Everyone is so supportive, great support all the way round and a really great course. First 3 miles were hard work for me but the last 2 were a delight! Can't wait for next year
My first 5 mile race too. It was a bit of a challenge as I went into it with a Poorly hamstring and hip flexors but I jogged the whole way and managed to up the pace a little after the last Jelly baby stop.
So grateful to the marshals for their encouraging words. Every mile marker helped too, although I missed the first one, such was the shock of running with an injury! I was expecting to finish after around 90 minutes based on my short runs in the lead up but race adrenalin got me through in just over 55 minutes so well chuffed! Will be back next year!
An absolutely wonderful race. Exceptionally well organised and marshals friendly and extremely good. The race course is one of the most beautiful tracks of kent countryside tracks you could hope for. Extremely challenging but varied enough that you forget how challenging a race it is. This is more than a race though. It is a real family event with local food stalls, beer tents and an excellent local village pub all creating a lovely ambience and atmosphere. This race should be first on your list next year. Harvel a lovely village and this race well and truly showcases the people and the village at its very best. Well done guys!!
It was so brilliantly organised again this year - loved the addition of the themed portaloos - missed out on the Pimms but will definitely look for next year - however made up for by the delicious coffee and walnut cake - on to next year!!!! Also a bottle opener as a medal - what a bonus!!
This was the first Harvel5 run that me and my friend done and we wanted to say a big thank you to yourself, the other organisers, volunteers and locals that cheered us on! What a brilliant day it was and I look forward to next years! A very well done to you all!
Just wanted to drop you a line to congratulate you and your team for giving our team such a wonderful afternoon on Saturday.
As always, the event ran so smoothly but we all realise it doesn't happen that way without a lot of hard work over many months. I was pleased that so many of our club turned out to run and this is a measure of how popular the Harvel 5 really is.
Considering the increased number of runners this year, we were amazed at how well every single aspect of the day went including the car parking which was so well organised and efficient.
All in all, we cannot offer any suggestions - other than don't change a thing !
Thanks again for such great hospitality and please thank Rich for all his help with the race applications.