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Lamberhurst New Year’s Day 10k & 5k

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Start off your New Year on the front foot with this 5K & 10K around Bewl Water reservoir. Great for runners of varying abilities, the route loops around the picturesque reservoir. Come to celebrate the New Year the right way or for the all-important finisher's medal.

Review summary

11 Reviews
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  • Organisation
  • Atmosphere


Lorraine D
"A lovely well organised event really enjoyed the run albeit a bit muddy in..."


Stuart Baulk
"I was very pleased the event was on this year. Thank you to the organises for..."


David G
"Did this in previous years at Lamberhurst ( Scotney Castle). which was great,..."
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How to enter the Lamberhurst New Year’s Day 10k & 5k

  1. 10K

    Run 10km
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  2. 5K

    Run 5km
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  3. Children's Race

    Run 1km
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Lamberhurst New Year’s Day 10k & 5k routes

Stay true to your New Year's resolution at the first opportunity. This year the Lamberhurst 5K and 10K will take place around the scenic Bewl Water reservoir.

The event is made up of a 5K, 10K, and Children's race.

The final route map is yet to be determined, however, runners will weave around the waters edge, taking in the natural beauty of the area.

5KM - 1 Lap
10KM - 2 Laps

Event Details

What’s Included
  • Chip timed
  • Post-race goodies
  • Prizes for top runners and age-grade winners
  • Unique finisher's medal
  • Course marshalled
  • On-site first aid
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1000: Race starts

It is recommended you arrive at least 30 minutes before the race begins to allow plenty of time for a warm up.


The looped nature of this race makes it perfect for spectators who will be able to see the athletes clearly as they loop around the reservoir.

Come along and celebrate the New Year with those family and friends who are taking part.


Nice work are always on the lookout for volunteers to help out with their events. There are a variety of roles available from marshalling to helping with event set-up.

As a thank you, volunteers will be given free entry to one of their races and, race dependent, paid expenses. If interested, please contact: [email protected]

Frequently Asked Questions

Will there be refreshments at the venue?
Refreshments will be supplied at the Bewl Water reservoir.
Are there on-site toilet facilities?
There will be toilet facilities provided at the Race HQ.
Can I leave my bag?
Baggage drop facilities will be available at the Race HQ.

Lamberhurst New Year’s Day 10k & 5k weather forecast

Clear throughout the day.

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Lamberhurst New Year’s Day 10k & 5k reviews (11)

4.7 out of 5 stars

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  • Atmosphere
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    David G

    Did the 10K in 2020

    Did this in previous years at Lamberhurst ( Scotney Castle). which was great, but this year Bewl was even better.
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    David G

    Did the 10K in 2020

    Did previous years at Lamberhurst ( Scotney Castle) which I was a big fan, have to say I enjoyed this course even more. Bewl looked stunning with the morning mist. As always well organised by Nice Work with reasonable entrance fees.
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    Stuart Baulk

    Did the 10K in 2020

    I was very pleased the event was on this year. Thank you to the organises for making it happen. I really like this New Year’s Day run and I’ve done the last 4 years in row. My best run was taking part last year 2019 on crutches!!!! It was the most hardest thing I’ve done. As I had Snapped 3 out of 4 ligaments in my left knee. And having the operation January 2020 to rejoin my leg. But was so determined to take part as it’s a great way to start your new year. It was such a shame that you do not get a Prize for competing on crutches!!!!!!!
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    Green AM

    Did the 10K in 2020

    First time of running this race. Enjoyed it and would def do again. Great organisation as always by Nice Work. Fab medal too!
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    Lucy W

    Did the 10K in 2020

    Well-organised event in a nice location. Course was a bit narrow in places and I would definitely recommend trail shoes (road shoes were advised in the pre-race info). Less challenging than the previous route at Scotney Castle but this was no bad thing - it was a perfect but not too challenging way to start the new year.
  • Did the 10K in 2020

    A lovely well organised event really enjoyed the run albeit a bit muddy in places. Only criticism the course measured slightly short of 10km (according to my Tom Tom & several other runners from our club) so didn’t register on Strava as my first 10k if the year!!
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    Tom C

    Did the 10K in 2020

    Bewl has plenty of great potential, as it host plenty of other races throughout the year.
    It was a shame that the course didn't measure 10k- was there a reason for this?
    If the course was to proceed anticlockwise there may be opportunities to create loops allow a more challenging route (hills are round the other side). The out and back posed challenges on narrow muddy paths.
    I finished circa 40th place yet my medal didn't come with the new years day ribbon?
    £25 otd seems steep for an inaccurate, narrow course and mismatched medal.

    I've attended many Nice Work events but this is the first i've felt the need to give an 'average' review.

    Naturally I appreciate all the Marshall support for running such an event on NYD but next year I might just opt for parkrun instead.

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    Sandra B

    Did the 10K in 2020

    Great course even though it wasn't flat. Lovely medal. Usual wonderful organisation and great atmosphere. Thank you Nice Work
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    Jason W

    Did the 10K in 2020

    Having taken part in the Lamberhurst 10km for 4 consecutive years, I was initially disappointed that the course was changed to Bewl Water. However, I actually preferred the new location! The course was lovely, the parking was more convenient, and I loved the medal. The race was well organised as always. My only very small gripe was that I wore my nice road shoes as I was not expecting mud on the course! (this really is petty, and did not affect my overall enjoyment of the day!) Also I liked the post race Kombucha drink on offer.
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    Ellie D

    Did the 10K in 2020

    Really enjoyable race. Loved the course. Really friendly atmosphere and a race for all abilities. Organised well and the staff/volunteers were helpful. They ran out of medals for the slower people at the end but were brilliant at thinking on the spot and changing the band for a different race to a plain one with the same medal. Hoping this race will be the same location and route next year (or would be a great parkrun route also!)
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