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Bewl Water

Tunbridge Wells, Lamberhurst, East Sussex

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

Sat 08th May 2021

Starting at 08:30

4 races

£27.71 - £55.22

COVID-19 INFORMATION

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C-19 PLAN
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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.

Ultra Marathon / Marathon & Half – Course Descriptions
 

The ultra marathon, marathon and half for this race series are held in May 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 and one lap for the half, all routes are only undulating on certain sections with the majority being run on flat rural trails and quiet country roads.

 

Awards
 

Lovely bespoke race medal.

Winners trophies for the top 3 Male / Female runners for both races.

R & R free race certificate with personalised chip time.

 

Races

  • Bewl Water Ultra (37.5 Miles)

    Sat 08th May 2021

    UK Athletics (UKA) save £2.00

    £55.22 CLOSED
  • Bewl Water Marathon

    Sat 08th May 2021

    UK Athletics (UKA) save £2.00

    £46.75 CLOSED
  • Bewl Water Half Marathon

    Sat 08th May 2021

    UK Athletics (UKA) save £2.00

    £40.40 CLOSED
  • Bewl Water 10km

    Sat 08th May 2021

    UK Athletics (UKA) save £2.00

    £27.71 CLOSED

Book

  • Bewl Water Ultra (37.5 Miles)

    Sat 08th May 2021

    UK Athletics (UKA) save £2.00

    £55.22 CLOSED
  • Bewl Water Marathon

    Sat 08th May 2021

    UK Athletics (UKA) save £2.00

    £46.75 CLOSED
  • Bewl Water Half Marathon

    Sat 08th May 2021

    UK Athletics (UKA) save £2.00

    £40.40 CLOSED
  • Bewl Water 10km

    Sat 08th May 2021

    UK Athletics (UKA) save £2.00

    £27.71 CLOSED
What's Included

Bespoke medal.

Winners’ trophies for the 1st, 2nd & 3rd Male / Female runners

Chip timing, race certificate and net chip times sent directly to your mobile after the race

Well stocked check points

Professional medical support through the race for all runners

Secure baggage storage

Location

Bewl Water Visitor Centre, Bewlbridge Lane, Lamberhurst, Kent TN3 8JH

Getting There & Parking

Bewl Water is one mile south of the village of Lamberhurst on the Kent/Sussex border (South East of Tunbridge Wells). Look for the brown tourist signs on the A21.

There will be ample free car parking all day for participating runners at the Bewl Water Visitor Centre.

All day parking will be £4 per car for spectators that are not travelling with their runners.

Other Information

Mandatory health & safety race briefings will start 10 mins before each race.

It’s a 5 min (0.5 mile) walk to the start from the Bewl Water Visitor Centre.

Race number and timing chip will be sent out in the post to you 2 weeks before the race date. You need to ensure that you bring this on race day.

There will be ample changing and toilet facilities.

This is a public reserve and there will be people out walking, cycling or dog walking, so please be courteous to people you come into contact with.

The time limit for the marathon is 7.15hrs.

The minimum age for the marathon is 18 years old.

Reviews (1)

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Nicolas

·2 months 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.

Location

Tunbridge Wells, Lamberhurst, East Sussex