In short: great race great views! In full: A great race fairly flat till last few miles then a few hills a little tough this year as it was very hit but still enjoyed it. Well organised enough water stops and wet sponges which helped due to heat! Thanks ill be back. Date of review: July 8, 2013
In short: glorious weather + glorious race In full: from start you get a few informative emails from organisers so well done , arriving in bewl parking is ok it is small village but road or free car park normally easy , signs etc plenty of them and start of race is cramped but cosy and friendly the actual race is attractive around bewl water , fairly hilly at end which was especially hard yesterday due to very hot sun , but drinks were plentiful and in bottles plus sports drinks available and by way of very kind locals , oranges , jelly babies and so so welcome hose pipes to cool you down ( think there was 5 or 6 of them ) everyone very friendly , super goody bag and oh free harveys beer afterwards in a better cup this year so well done , which was most welcome and thoroughl;y earned then tray upon tray of homemade cakes yummy , plus lovely bag piper and brass band and entertainment for young kids made this great day apart from pain of running 15 miles if warm like was yesterday onl;y small complaint was supposed to be water at 14 miles i dropped my water at 13 and thouight be another one soon as really needed all them drinks but there wasnt one so maybe beer was better after that lol , i did my best time this year despite warmest conditions and scrapped in top 100 in 95 th place so very pleased big well done to everyone associated with this :) Date of review: July 8, 2013
In short: Fantastic race, well organised, beautiful scenery In full: This was a really well organised race and we had a fantastic day. Despite it being one of the hottest days of the year so far (no PBs for us!) runners were kept well hydrated with water and sports drinks at regular stations. As it got to the hottest part of the day we were cooled down with sponges and hoses by friendly marshals. The course is mainly off road through woodland grassy paths around the lake. There is one section that climbs away from the lake on country lanes (around a nature reserve) then back down to the lake shore until the final challenging climb to the finish. Would be a nice day out for whole family as there was entertainment organised for children and spectators. Excellent goodie bag, quality medal and delicious home baked cakes awaited us at the finish line. I would definitely like to enter this race next year! Date of review: July 8, 2013
In short: Fine for off road first timers and experienced runners alike. In full: Great scenery. Not normally into off road but this is my second Bewl 15 in a row and next year will be my third. Date of review: July 8, 2013
In short: Very friendly and well organised! In full: The heat was the only killer on this race, very well organised and very friendly and would do again, as long as its not as hot!!!! Great medal and goody bag, just a shame we didn't get beer at the end as it had run out! Date of review: July 8, 2013
In short: A tough and challenging course but well worth the effort for the scenery! Very well organised. In full: It was a boiling hot day so it wasn't a fast time but it was a great experience to run this challenging course for the first time.
As a road runner this course is never going to be easy or comparable in time to your HM PM but the scenery is something special and the organisation is first class. The facilities near the start are great, very quick to get registered and the loos were a dream compared to many other events!
The course is itself is challenging, undulating and the final 1/2 mile is up a steep hill so you have to leave plenty left in the tank. In fact most of the last 3 or 4 miles were more uphill than downhill so don’t set off full pelt.
I'd definitely do it again and I think they are planning some extra special stuff for next year for their 15th year including a giving each runner a technical t-shirt – always a nice souvenir to have!