In short: Organised brilliantly for runners by runners. Really friendly and supportive. The only road marathon I ever run. In full: Great route, enough twists and turns and undulations to make it interesting without being really hilly, terrific Dorset scenery, really friendly marshals, spectators and other runners, faultless organisation all the way round and beer at the end. I try to give up marathons and it keeps pulling me back! Date of review: July 6, 2014
In short: Great local race In full: Really enjoyed this 10k today with good marshalling but what I really wanted to commend were the junior races which were excellent. Great age grouping, timing chips and very well organised. Thank you. A really great introduction to running for children which I loved as did my children. Date of review: July 6, 2014
In short: Best race of 2014 In full: One of the slickest organised races I have ever run with far too many things to mention to do it justice. Well done to the organisers. Do yourself a favour, get training and add the Bewl 15 to your racing calendar for 2015. Date of review: July 6, 2014
In short: Rural, Road, Relaxed In full: Pleasant low key 10k on quiet roads for much of the route, with shorter races for the children.
Those involved in all the organising and marshalling did a brilliant job, and held alongside the summer fete added a bit extra to the day.
Would advise arrive in plenty of time as it is a bit of a walk from the car park to registration and toilets area, but village is only tiny with narrow roads, so organisers have done the best they can with this really.
In short: lovely!!! In full: bealovely beautiful village,well organised race, freindly chatty locals, basically just up and down a hill,scenery helped with inclines. should have 500+ it deserves it. Goodie bag above average too. Date of review: July 6, 2014
In short: Another cracker In full: The organisers seem to pull out something extra every year, this must be one of the best organised races out there, challenging but very picturesque course that is marshalled to perfection with helpers at all the key points, plus water, sponges, Jelly Babies, oranges, splendid. This year they and a Scottish piper which added to the already fine atmosphere and true usual table groaning with home made cakes and free beer, tea and coffee. Plus a goodies bag with technical T-shirt and other stuff. Plus different colour medals depending on your finishing position. Have done this four times now and one of the highlights of the running year in my book. Date of review: July 6, 2014
In short: wet and challenging In full: Boy they weren't kidding when they called it 'challenge' - thigh deep channels with a wicked current, the first 7 miles of pretty much ankle deep water (and the channels) and a headwind for the next 5 miles. A great run however with friendly runners and well organised. thanks all Date of review: July 6, 2014
In short: Good value, simple running In full: A great back to basics race: good value and good organisation. It was a fairly small field, but starting pace groups seemed to be adhered to. A scenic course - maybe not as flat as advertised, but no killer hills - with both on and off road sections. I like the simplicity of no chip timing, but a clock at the finish would be a good addition. Date of review: July 6, 2014
In short: Better than last year In full: Much better start finish area, an extra drink station and gels makes me think the organisers took on board some of last year's criticisms. Date of review: July 6, 2014
In short: Extremely well run event. In full: As with previous years and the Chester marathon, this is an extremely well run event with excellent facilities and very clear race day instructions. The use of pacers on the day was a real added bonus. The only downside to previous years was not having the race go through blacon as there had previously been excellent support from local residents. Date of review: July 6, 2014
In short: Pleasant undulating course on quiet country lanes In full: Excellent value at £10, including a tech t-shirt! Well organised. Plenty of marshals. Gently undulating course until 8Km when there is a steeper, but fairly short hill. My only criticism would be the limited toilet facilities. With a race entry limit of 500, there should be more than one gents. Nevertheless, I will be back to run it again! Date of review: July 6, 2014
In short: A very rewarding and enjoyable race. In full: I've just taken part in the Bewl 15 for the first time and it's now going to become a repeat feature on my calendar. The generosity of support by the marshals and refreshments supplied along the route ensured that I knew I would make it round. Date of review: July 6, 2014
In short: Nice low key race..... In full: Very well organised, nice atmosphere, 1k of gradient of each lap, but lovely run in thereafter, good support and it does have PB potential....I got one!! Would definitely do it again :-) Well done to all involved! Date of review: July 6, 2014
In short: Great race and course apart from THE HILL! In full: Great race in rural warwickshire! Well organised and marshalled. Nice Tshirt at the end. Will definitely do it again. Date of review: July 6, 2014