Bewl Water

Bewl Water

Tunbridge Wells, Lamberhurst

Visitor Centre Carpark, Bewlbridge Ln, Lamberhurst, Wadhurst, Tunbridge Wells TN3 8JH, UK

Sat 24th September 2022

Starting at 08:30

4 races

£27.71 - £55.22

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Organiser's Description

A scenic late spring run starting from the Bewl Water Visitor Centre and following the Bewl round the reservoir route. Both courses are run on a combination of undulating rural wooded trail and along some quiet country lanes, with lovely views of the lake for most of the route.

Runners World rated as one of the top 10 marathons in the U.K.

Races

  • Bewl Water Ultra (37.5 Miles)

    £55.22

    Sat 24th September 2022

    UK Athletics (UKA) save £2.00

    Trail Running Association (TRA) save £2.00

    Booking for more than 1?
  • Bewl Water Marathon

    £48.87

    Sat 24th September 2022

    UK Athletics (UKA) save £2.00

    Trail Running Association (TRA) save £2.00

    Booking for more than 1?
  • Bewl Water Half Marathon

    £40.40

    Sat 24th September 2022

    UK Athletics (UKA) save £2.00

    Trail Running Association (TRA) save £2.00

    Booking for more than 1?
  • Bewl Water 10km

    £27.71

    Sat 24th September 2022

    UK Athletics (UKA) save £2.00

    Trail Running Association (TRA) save £2.00

    Booking for more than 1?

Book

  • Bewl Water Ultra (37.5 Miles)

    £55.22

    Sat 24th September 2022

    UK Athletics (UKA) save £2.00

    Trail Running Association (TRA) save £2.00

    Booking for more than 1?
  • Bewl Water Marathon

    £48.87

    Sat 24th September 2022

    UK Athletics (UKA) save £2.00

    Trail Running Association (TRA) save £2.00

    Booking for more than 1?
  • Bewl Water Half Marathon

    £40.40

    Sat 24th September 2022

    UK Athletics (UKA) save £2.00

    Trail Running Association (TRA) save £2.00

    Booking for more than 1?
  • Bewl Water 10km

    £27.71

    Sat 24th September 2022

    UK Athletics (UKA) save £2.00

    Trail Running Association (TRA) save £2.00

    Booking for more than 1?

What's Included

Lovely bespoke race medal.
Winners' awards for the top 3 Male / Female runners for all 4 race distances.
Timing Monkey Professional Chip Timing - provisonal results uploaded post-race.
Well stocked Check Points and well marked / marshalled run-route.
Professional photography done by Gareth Parker Photography, photo's available to purchase for £7.50 each.
LA Sports Professional Massage Therapy at £10 for 10mins.
KLP Medical Supplies Ltd professional first aid support.

Location

Bewl Water Vistor Centre
Bewlbridge Lane
Lamberhurst
Kent
TN3 8JH

Course Details

The ultra marathon, marathon, half and 10km for this race series are held in bi-annually and take place at the Bewl reservoir which is located at Lamberhurst, Kent in the heart of the Kent / Sussex countryside.

The location for this series is set within 1000 acres of the picturesque Kent and Sussex countryside and these trail races follow the clockwise round the reservoir route at Bewl Water Country Park which is the largest lake in South East England.The routes are mainly off road and there are lovely views all around Bewl Water as you run through the forested areas and open countryside surrounding the lake.

It is a three lap course for the ultra marathon, two laps for the marathon a one lap for the half and out / back run-route for the 10km. All routes are only undulating on certain sections with the majority being run on flat rural trails and quiet scenic country roads on the around the reservoir route.

Registration & Start Times

Please confirm before the event:

Registration will take place on the day and your chip timing RFID electronic timing device is embedded at the back of your race bib and will be handed out to you on race day by our registration team. The RFID timing tag needs to be pinned to the front of your race singlet or your t-shirt. You are also encouraged to keep any baggage stored in your car, the carpark is situated very close to the Bewl Water Visitor Centre too so we will have limited storage facilities near the race start / finish on the day, these will be mainly for runners that will be coming to Bewl Water by public transport.

There will also be allowances for switching race distances on the day. Entries on race day will also be accepted.

The ultra marathon start time will be at 8.30am, the marathon start time will be at 9.00am, the half marathon will start at 10.00am and the 10km will start at 10.15am.

We will also have 5min health & safety race briefings that will commence before each race distance is set off, it’s a 5 min (0.5 mile) walk to the start from the Bewl Water Visitor Centre so please ensure you allow yourself enough time to get to the start, this will be clearly signposted.

Reviews

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2 reviews

IF
Isabelle

·3 months ago

Very well organised event! I ran the half marathon distance and I would thoroughly recommend it. The course is stunning with a variety of terrains and beautiful views over the reservoir and the countryside. I would like to run it again !
NS
Nicolas

·a year ago

I had been looking for an actual race (not a virtual one) for a long time as everything got cancelled or postponed during the pandemic. I was delighted to be able to sign up for my first marathon (there are other distances available, from 10k to ultra marathons). Race bibs were sent by post prior to the race so there was no need to queue at the registration desk. That worked great and I believe every race organiser should do the same, Covid or not! There was still an organisers desk where people could ask last minutes questions, get safety pins, etc… My only complaint would be that there were no changing facilities, just the toilets of the Bewl Water café which were not great. Most people changed in their car but if you can’t do that (I came by cab) that’s a bit impractical. It’s quite a small race in terms of number of participants. The departure area is rather large so it didn’t feel crammed and there was no race briefing due to social distancing. The course itself, which consists of 2 laps around Bewl Water, is absolutely beautiful. I would rate it as a “tough” race but it was my first marathon so I can’t compare it to another race. A couple of things to keep in mind if you are a marathon beginner like me: The course is hilly (my Garmin recorded 675m elevation gain) with one last climb less than 1km before the finish line. It’s mostly trail which gets very muddy in case of rain (and it rained a lot on the race day). Bring trail shoes if you have a pair. As a result, I found it quite difficult to pace myself because I had trained mostly on flat roads. I basically decided to stop looking at my watch after 5K since I was a lot slower than during training. There were 3 stations with water, gels, etc… I prefer to run with my own water and food so it didn’t affect me but I think there could be more stations. All in all, a very enjoyable race. I would definitely recommend it.

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Location

Tunbridge Wells, Lamberhurst

24 Sept 2022

£27.71 - £55.22

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