In a fortnight I’m heading back to the homeland. I’m taking a trip to Bewl Water in Kent on the 14th May to run in a half marathon there. It should be lovely, it’s been a very long time since I’ve been there, the trip should bring back some pleasant childhood memories.
Runners World rated this course as one of the top 10 marathons in the U.K.
The event is held annually by Hermes Running in May and takes place at the Bewl reservoir which is set within 1000 acres of the picturesque Kent and Sussex countryside based in Lamberhurst, Kent.
The trail routes follow the clockwise “round the reservoir route” at the Bewl Water Country Park which is the largest lake in South East England and runs through some lovely forested areas and open countryside trails overlooking the lake which comprises of one lap of this course for the half marathon (two laps for the marathon course, and three laps for the ultra). The course is only undulating on certain sections, whilst the remaining route is run along quiet country back roads.
Here’s a nice video of the Bewl around the reservoir route, this chap did the full marathon but it gives you some insight into the location and the course;
If you’re interested in this event then here is the link; http://www.hermesrunning.com/races/