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!
In short: Fantastic organisation, but oh so hot! In full: This was the first time that I have ran the Bewl 15 and what a day to run it on - an (unexpectedly for England) glorious Summers day. Organisation was like clockwork, Wadhurst Runners huge well done. Marshalls really uplifting and supportive, with plenty of water stations etc due to the intense heat of the day. Will I be back next year - that depends on the weather, this race would be best run on a more typical English Summers day, or at least started a little earlier as someone else also suggested. Date of review: July 8, 2013
In short: Why cant other Race Organisers Run Races Like this In full: The organisation of this race is excellant. Regular pre race brefings providing useful information about the course and the weather. On the day well organised with plenty of marshalls who are all friendly and helpful & encouraging. Regular drink stops with proper bottles of water and energy drinks. Wet sponge stops- very useful in hot conditions. My only negative is the start time especially when it is hot- could it not be 9.30am? Date of review: July 8, 2013