Bewl Water Marathon
Date:09 May 2015
Distance:Marathon
Type:MT
Full results:http://www.swifttiming.co.uk/cgi-bin/list_race_res...
Comments:A cool, dry, sunny morning ideal conditions for a trail marathon? Not quite. A brisk cold wind meant some of the route would be hard work, especially when it ushered in a smattering of rain in the afternoon. The race guide stated 90 percent trails and off-road shoes recommended - however there was a mix of road and very hard chalk paths. Given the dry weather road shoes would have been fine. A contrast from last year when people found the mud hard-going.

Route well marked, decent feed stations with gels, bananas, cake, crisps, water and squash. Chip timed and medal.

It wasn't quite as scenic as I was expecting, nor as flat. Also a half marathon (one lap) option - which started an hour later and whose runners were lapping us before we finished.

Great to see a fellow HRR runner there (even if I couldn't keep up with him).

One of the first time marathoners there took a go-pro video of the course:
https://youtu.be/4XPC5p4KWa4
Results:
PositionBibFinish TimeChip TimeNameCategoryClub
112603:14:2003:14:18WINNERSMDatchet Dashers
7713204:55:0204:54:50ADRIAN HIGGINSM40HEADINGTON ROAD RUNNERS
997805:27:2705:27:17ULEN NEALEM40HEADINGTON ROAD RUNNERS
1156207:06:0007:05:51LAST FINISHERW45STRIDERS OF CROYDON
Previous HRR results:None found.
Entered by: Ulen Neale

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