Bewl Water 10k, Half Marathon, Marathon & Ultra

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Take on this multi-disciplined race at the picturesque Bewl Water in Kent. You will follow undulating trails around the reservoir along with some country lanes which will provide some amazing views of the lake. With finisher's medals and winners' prizes up for grabs, sign up today to have a go.
Participants
Ultra, Marathon, Half Marathon, and 1 more
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Calendar
Sat, 7 May 2022
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Wadhurst, United Kingdom
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4.3
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Location
Bewl Water, Bewl Water, Bewlbridge Ln, Wadhurst TN3 8JH, UK
Start times
Sat, 7 May 2022
Ultra:
8:30am |
Marathon:
9:00am |
Half Marathon:
9:30am |
10k:
10:00am
Here's what races are available for Bewl Water 10k, Half Marathon, Marathon & Ultra
Distance
37.5mi
CourseRoute
3 Loops
Distance
26.2mi
CourseRoute
2 Loops
Distance
13.1mi
Distance
10km
The race is set within 1000 acres of picturesque Kent and Sussex countryside.
Each of the routes follows clockwise around the reservoir route at the Bewl Water Country Park which is the largest lake in South East England.
All routes pass through covered forested areas and open countryside overlooking the lake.
The course is only undulating on certain sections, whilst the remaining route is run along quiet country back roads.
Half marathon runners will complete one lap of this course, two laps for the marathon course, and three laps for the ultra.
  • Finisher's Medal
  • Chip-timed results
  • Aid Stations
  • Fully marked and marshalled route
  • Photographs (extra fee)
  • Professional massage (extra fee)
  • First Aid
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Finisher's Medal
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Train
Bewl Water, Bewl Water, Bewlbridge Ln, Wadhurst TN3 8JH, UK
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Parking
The car park at the Visitor Centre will be free for all competitors and there should be ample parking.
08:30 Ultra starts
09:00 Marathon starts
09:30 Half Marathon starts
10:00 10k starts
There will be a mandatory race briefing at the start line.
Age Requirements
  • 10k: entrants must be 15 years or older to participate
  • Half Marathon: entrants must be 17 years or older to participate
  • Marathon: entrants must be 18 years or older to participate
  • Ultra: entrants must be 20 years or older to participate
Registration
There will be no official registration on the day but a registration desk for inquiries will be open.
Kit List
The recommended kit list is as follows:
  • Trail running shoes as the trail can get muddy
  • Hydration pack
  • Gels and food
  • Warm clothing as some of the route is exposed
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Organised Race Events In Surrey & Kent. These include the Thames Meander (Kingston-upon-Thames) Surrey, Magna Carta (Runnymede) Surrey, North Downs Way (Reigate) Surrey and the Bewl Water (Lamberhurst) Kent. All of the races are geared up towards both the novice runner, as well as the more experienced veteran runners.
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Crowds
Spectators are welcome, but it is urged that you keep spectators to a minimum due to the current situation and to ensure the safety of our runners.
Parking for spectators not travelling with their runners will be £5.00 per car.
4.3
72 reviews
ParkingGreat parking
SceneryStunning scenery
vicky
Star
4.7
Did the race in 2022
Beautiful scenic route. Great pit stop refreshments.Registration process at the start needs improvement as there were long queues.The chip timing/results could be improved by including ages of runners so as to highlight runners in particular age groups.
ian
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4.7
Did the race in 2022
Nice relaxed atmosphere well organised Brilliant staff and Marshall’s
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3.0
Did the race in 2022
The location is beautiful. The organisation was poor. The course ended up being 10.5k due to marshals sending runners the wrong way. Online reviews suggest that something similar has happened before. The race report send to all participants after the race didn't acknowledge this. I complained to the race directed and received a thoroughly unapologetic reply. Go to this if you love running in beautiful locations, but be aware that the organisation will be questionable and if anything goes wrong, you won't get an apology.
sam
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3.7
Did the race in 2022
The car parking wasn’t very well sign posted and nobody at the registration seemed to know where we should have parked. The course had a large swamp puddle where a number of runners fell in because of an unsafe and slippery muddy bank to try and get around it. This was surprising considering it was a warm and sunny few days and no recent rainfall..
emma
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3.7
Did the race in 2022
Very hilly!!!
pete
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4.3
Did the race in 2022
Very enjoyable 10k in a lovely location.Parking and facilities were great. Water/fuel stations provided if you need them and medics on hand.10k course felt a little long - measured at 10.57k by my watch GPS and supported by timing - yes you can expect some variation but this seems a bit out.Briefing could have been better - finish route not 100% clear (along the dam) and could been clearer on trail hazards and runners going in opposing directions on the trail.Signage decent - didn't have sign at every junction but if you use common sense to follow the lake side, then fine.Would do it again!
richard
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4.0
Did the race in 2022
I enjoyed my run but felt that another water station was needed about 9-10 miles in.
rachel
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5.0
Did the race in 2022
Lovely people organising the race and at every stop, finish line etc... The atmosphere was great and great organisation but not sure about the medal. I would definitely recommend it to my friends. Beaut setting.Thank you
graham
Star
4.3
Did the race in 2022
All good and well marked course and stocked refreshment points (but they would benefit from some refill tanks to make it easier to replenish bottles) the only issue was finding the starting point as this was poorly sign posted.
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5.0
Did the race in 2022
Did my first 10k , very pretty route, well marked, really good atmosphere,
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Recent Questions
Darren Gillett
02/05/2021
Good morning . I haven’t received my race pack for Saturday’s race yet ? Are they being sent out this week as it says 10 days before on page ?
Sadiah Zahoor
30/04/2021
If I don't finish ultra, will I still get a marathon medal?
Sadiah Zahoor
30/04/2021
If I don't finish ultra, will I still get a marathon medal?
Stephy Dennis
19/05/2021
Hi Sadiah, yes you will do :-)
Charlie GW
23/08/2020
Hello is there an age required to run? I'm 14 so was wondering if I could do the half marathon.
ironman tooltime
23/08/2020
Normally you need to be 17 to do a half 👍
Manon VT
17/08/2020
Anyone know how hilly the marathon course is?
ironman tooltime
23/08/2020
Marathon is two laps. Looking at my garmin there are two quite steep hills (on the far side of the reservoir from the start to half way round each lap) of over 50 metres. Total incline on the marathon should be around 400m. It's moderately hilly in those spots but the rest is undulating and some downhill obviously. You could even walk the steepest hills and have a bite to eat unless you're mega fast 😎
Jane Wheeler
19/04/2019
is the medal the same as last year 2018
Stephy Dennis
22/04/2019
Hi there. Just to let you know that the medal for Bewl is the same as last year's race medal. Its got a bottle opener at the top too for opening beers!!! All the best.
Nicola Wilson
29/04/2019
Hi, my husband is running the ultra on the 11th May. If I sign up to run the half will I be able to run the first lap with him or do each of the races set off at different times? Many thanks.
Stephy Dennis
29/04/2019
Hey there, just to let you know that the Ultra starts at 8:30am while the half marathon starts at 10am unfortunately it doesn't look as if you'll be able to run together. All the best!
Jax Tanner
06/05/2019
Hi - is it possible to register for the 10k on the day or is it sold out? Many thanks
Stephy Dennis
08/05/2019
Hello there, just to let you know that the 10k event entries have closed and they do not accept entires on the day. All the best!
Jax Tanner
06/05/2019
Hi - is it possible to register for the 10k on the day or is the event completely sold out? Many thanks
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