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The 21st Bewl 15 Mile

Start line opens:  09:30
Start line closes:  10:30

The 21st running of this popular 15 mile event takes place this summer.  
A Wadhurst Runners event, this race has consistently been voted one of the UK's best races.
What’s so special?
  • The race takes place around Bewl Water with the challenging multi terrain route taking you around the reservoir and some of the surrounding tracks and quiet lanes
  • ​A huge number of prizes with up to three prizes in each age category
  • £50 cash to 1st man and woman
  • A quality bespoke medal for all finishers
  • Commemorative t shirt for all finishers
  • All finishers receive a bulging goody bag
  • On offer at the finish, you’ll be supplied with home made cakes, tea and, if you’re back in time, a pint of beer. You'll also be serenaded by the local brass band!
  • Free, on-site parking
  • Showers and toilets
  • A UK Athletics licenced event
  • A Sussex Grand Prix event (subject to the competition being held in 2021)
So, why not come along and join us – and see why this race is amongst the best loved in the south of England
Nice Work are responsible for Chip Timing & Entry Management Services for the event.


Important race update

Due to the government announcement on Monday 14th June, that Covid restrictions must remain in place for at least four more weeks, this event will now adopt our Covid 19 race protocols. All entrants will be emailed with details of the protocols that have been put in place. The main affect of these is the need for rolling or wave starts and we will, therefore be operating open start lines.

Full details will be emailed to you but you can view our Covid protocols here.

A copy of our Participants Code of Conduct can be viewed here.

A copy of our Spectators Code of Conduct can be viewed here.

  • Toilets
  • Baggage Drop Off
  • On Site Parking
  • Massage
  • Showers
  • Changing
  • Refreshments
  • Children's Entertainer
  • Minibus service from Wadhurst Station
The Course
The Start/Finish of the race is located a short walk from the Race HQ in Blacksmiths Lane. The race then takes you on a downhill section to Bewl Water and after covering a circuit you make your way back up the undulating lanes of Wadhurst back to the finish.

First Aid
St John Ambulance will be in attendance on the day and the course will be marshalled to provide assistance. There will also be a sweep runner following the race to ensure that nobody is left behind and that all runners are accounted for. 

Your individual time and position will be recorded by your electronic chip. Results should be available on our website www.nice-work.org.uk as soon as you cross the finish line. Provisional results will be published as soon as possible after the race has finished and final results will be published as soon as is practical on the day after the race.

Trophies and awards will be sent in the post after the event.

All entrants that have supplied a valid and legible email address will receive a copy of the results by email as soon as possible on the first working day after the race.

Race Location: Uplands Community College, Wadhurst, East Sussex, TN5 6AZ

The race headquarters is located within the sports hall at Uplands Community College.

There will be free parking available at the race HQ on a first come first served basis. Once this car park is full an over flow car park will be available adjacent to the Greyhound Pub. Please take note of any parking charges or restrictions that may be in force.

There will be a free courtesy minibus running collections from Wadhurst Stations for all trains arriving before 09:30.