In short: Hot and tough In full: A bit hot and dusty for me, but the organisation was excellent and the entertainment laid on for the kids made it a great family day out Date of review: September 5, 2010
In short: As ever always briliant In full: Good venue - at the start, great scenery on a decent distance trail race. Would always do this as this is why i run. Albert Kemp should he congrtaulated on this race and everything that goes into this. Good organsation, drinks were brilliant, marhsals brilliant, lovely part of East Sussex, hills on the course as well! Good medal, homemakde cakes at the end a hot day for good measure. Will be back in 2011 Date of review: July 25, 2010
In short: Tremendous! Easy and tough at the same time In full: What a great race. The scenery is idyllic but the climbs are punishing. Loads and loads of drinks stations, jelly babies and sponges! The weather was great this year but heaven knows what this course would be like wet, majorly slippery I would think. The band at the end was very uplifting and the cake a delight. I will be back! Date of review: July 14, 2010
In short: How else could you lie in a hay field eating and cake listening to brass band!! In full: Challenging run, and a fabulous event. First-timer and on my own, but made to feel really welcome by the friendliness of the locals and regulars. Great support from everyone.
In short: A great race In full: The organisers seem to have thought of everything. Make no mistake, this is a tough race and it doesn't get any easier year on year. For long stretches the course is rutted canted and this year as hard as nails. You have to keep your wits about you and hope your legs will last. The hills aren't that bad as 3 out of the 4 are in the road section. Well done Wadhurst Runners. Date of review: July 11, 2010
In short: The best bewl 15 ever In full: I have run/ jogged this race a few times now . The organisation of this race went like clockwork - wonderful views - great marshals ( lots of them ) - pleaty of water / sports drinks - cakes and goody bags with a fantastic medal - cant fault anything look forward to next year . Date of review: July 9, 2010
In short: Folks, I got battered and bruised at Bewl 15. In full: I fell badly in Bewl 15 (just before the fifth mile), I ended up enduring severe pain and limping for the next 10 miles, but boy was it worth it. I would like to thank the six strapping male runners who picked me off the ground and the runner who picked up my bottle of water- they ignored my pleas for them to continue running. Thanks to all the runners for being kind and supportive. Also big thanks to PETTS WOODS RUNNERS Men- they all waited for me at the finish (you should not have). Thanks everyone.
There were plenty of drink stations including Lucozade drinks. The Police were friendly as were the Marshals. A special thanks to the Marshal who walked me back to the car park who was concerned about my injury. The runners were very kind and supportive.
The medal was also nice- a great improvement from my first Bewl 15 medal. The cakes were extremely tasty and the Chip timing was good. The Goody bags were great and the Lucozade Rep was also very good. If anything there could be a few more toilets.
Last year Bewl 15 was ranked 27th in RUNNERS WORLD Readers Top 50 Races 2009 with 70 votes. It looks like Bewl 15 will be voted again as one of RUNNERS WORLD Top RUNNERS WORLD favourite races for 2011.
Martin Burke Race Director and Wadhurst Runners well done, for making me work hard for the 11th Bewl 15 for 2010 Race. “NICE WORK” to you and it was PAINFUL WORK FOR ME.
In short: Great and not as hot as expected In full: Many thanks to Wadhurst Runners for this; it was a great race and I really enjoyed it. The helpers were just great; so friendly. Thanks to them all.
I can't fault the organisation; the minibus to and from Wadhurst station was the icing on the cake.
Speaking of cakes they were brilliant too, as was the brass band.
The only improvement I could suggest was to post the profiles on the website; profiles clearly exist as they were on the walls of race HQ.
Whilst it was a warm day I found it much easier than Canterbury 2010 had been. I think this was because the course has a lot of natural shade and the large body of water may cool the air too.
The three hills at the end were hard work. Where I was (just below half-way) nearly everyone walked up part of the second hill and most walked up the final hill from the reservoir to the finish line.
There is a comment about overtaking being difficult. On the whole I don't agree. I did quite a lot of overtaking at the start and a bit at the end and my only problem was my lack of speed. I agree there were parts where overtaking was hard, but not that many. Date of review: July 7, 2010