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.
Ultra, Marathon, Half Marathon, and 1 more
Sat 7th May 2022
Wadhurst, United Kingdom
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The event experience
Based on 749 participants
Based on location and reviews
5 to 20m elevation gain per km
Where and when
Bewl Water, Bewl Water, Bewlbridge Ln, Wadhurst TN3 8JH, UK
Half Marathon:10:00am |
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
How to get there
Bewl Water, Bewl Water, Bewlbridge Ln, Wadhurst TN3 8JH, UKGet full directions
The car park at the Visitor Centre will be free for all competitors and there should be ample parking.
Event day logistics
08:30 Ultra starts
09:00 Marathon starts
10:00 Half Marathon starts
10:30 10k starts
There will be a mandatory race briefing at the start line.
- 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
There will be no official registration on the day but a registration desk for inquiries will be open.
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.
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.
Where can I access my race time for the Bewl Water Half Marathon, Marathon, Ultra & 10K?
The results will be hosted by Timing Monkey Professional Chip Timing, provisional results will be uploaded post-race.
Will the trail remain open to the public for the Bewl Water Half Marathon, Marathon, Ultra & 10K?
The trail is open to the public so please watch out for and be respectful of any walkers, cyclists or dog walkers you encounter.
Are earphones permitted for the Bewl Water Half Marathon Marathon Ultra & 10k for the Bewl Water Half Marathon, Marathon, Ultra & 10K?
If you have to use music players (MP3 Players / iPod’s) please ensure that these are the Aftershokz over-ear bone conducting earphones, not in-ear earphones. It is also asked that you are able to hear the marshals instructions and that you are courteous of all other trail users.
Is there an age requirement to participate in the Bewl Water Half Marathon, Marathon, Ultra & 10K?
Yes, participants must be 15+ for the 10k, 17+ for the Half-Marathon, and 18+ for the Marathon, and 20+ for the Ultra.
The joy of the scenery completely wiped out by the shocking incompetence and terrible, unsafe organisation of this race. Gates and barriers you need to run through are closed on the path, there is no route guidance for miles as you run in forest/wooded area unsure whether you are still on the course, no-one present - and no directions offered - at various junctions/path divergence, resulting in people getting lost (I spoke to two, witnessed four) and going in the wrong direction, having to come back. No marshals apart from one or two during the entire race, putting people's health and safety at risk by not being aware what's going on on the course: you often run on your own, secluded, in wooded areas, with no concern for your safety by the organisers. Two distance markers over 13.1 miles, you have no idea how far you are/you have come most of the time. I decided I would sooner forget that I ever had the misfortune to enter so decided not to finish, even though I was running in second place up until 10 miles. Unless you are a local and know the course, don't bother. Worst race I've ever been to. Complained to organiser, got back a dismissive email. No care for runners here. Avoid
2.3Did the Half Marathon in 2021
This is a super event with lots to recommend it: great scenery, good organization and a convenient location with good parking. It’s not a vast field. So its personal and low key. No one is looking to break records. My only advice to anyone running this - it isn’t a beginner course in any way. In the year I ran the ‘blurb’ suggested that the course is gently undulating. It isn’t. Given you run around a small lake with tributaries running into it, the shoreline is ‘jagged’ with lots of short legs, ups and downs, eroded tree roots and so be prepared for a challenging race. There is also a short tarmac hill at the end of the lap - so run twice at mile 12 and 24 - which feels vertical but is well over 10% in reality.But don’t let me put you off - its a lovely event and it fits well into sprig training if you are planning a trail ultra later in the year.
4.7Did the Marathon in 2016
Terrible marshaling 73 10k runners and all did the wrong course.Happened last year too. Won't be coming back
Did the 10k in 2020
Fantastic event. Great value for money and well organised! Couldn’t of asked for better. The medals were great and I will be back again
5.0Did the Ultra in 2019
Great course, was my first marathon which I probably could have chosen A slightly easier less hilly one, but loved it, and coming 3rd lady was just the icing on the cake. Would definitely do it again!
4.3Did the Marathon in 2019
Fantastic ultra through Kent. Really loved the course, not too many hills so as relaxing as 60k can be!
5.0Did the Ultra in 2019
Nice route, you can (almost)forget about the distance in your legs when you can look our over the water! Having both road and trail made for a nice mix.
5.0Did the Half Marathon in 2019
Nice race through the countryside, well marshaled too! I did the 10K this time but I might be back for the half next year.
5.0Did the 10k in 2019
I did the half marathon this year and it was fantastic! Very beautiful course and well organised, also enough of challenge without being too much of a slog. If I try a marathon next year it might be this one!
4.7Did the Half Marathon in 2019
Beautiful route in beautiful surroundings, good mixture of road and trail and a challenging terrain. Well organised and great atmosphere
5.0Did the Marathon in 2019
Ask a question
Find out more from members of the community who did the event last year, or those signed up.
Is your question about booking your place?
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 ?
If I don't finish ultra, will I still get a marathon medal?
If I don't finish ultra, will I still get a marathon medal?
Hi Sadiah, yes you will do :-)
Hello is there an age required to run? I'm 14 so was wondering if I could do the half marathon.
Normally you need to be 17 to do a half 👍
Anyone know how hilly the marathon course is?
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 😎
is the medal the same as last year 2018
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.
Hi - is it possible to register for the 10k on the day or is it sold out? Many thanks
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!
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.
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!
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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