Sir Malcolm Campbells Bluebird K3 and the famous Dragon Boat Race will have tourists flocking to South East’s largest reservoir, Bewl Water over the coming weeks.
The 800-acre site rightly has an outstanding reputation for hosting major events, and this summer is no different. Throughout August and September, Bewl Water will see the likes of TLSports and Hermes Running amongst others take centre stage in a host of family-friendly competitions and celebrations:
The Bewl Water Triathlon August 7
Pro and aspiring triathletes are getting ready to swim, ride, and run in the most gruelling and hilarious contest there is. Choose between three races: sprint (750m swim, 20km cycle and 5km run), standard (1500m swim, 40km cycle and 10km run), and relay where teams can compete in either spring or standard races before receiving a medal for their heroics.
Dragon Boat Race September 10
The annual Dragon Boat race is back, and Bewl Water are encouraging teams to get involved and raise as much money as possible for good causes. Since the event began in 1998, over £2.7 million has been raised for more than 400 local, national, and international charities as 60 Dragon Boat teams with crews of 16 paddlers (plus a drummer) race over a 250-metre course.
As Keen as Mustard Swim Run September 11
Get your pulse racing in this fantastic swimrun. Catering for varied abilities and distances, the course emphasises on adventure, navigating through woods, paths and trails using naturally occurring swim entry and exit points. Participants can choose to race in a selection of solo 6k, 10k, and 21k courses as well as teaming up for the latter.
Sir Malcolm Campbells Bluebird K3 September 21
Sir Malcolm Campbells Bluebird K3 returns to Bewl Water celebrating the boat’s 85th anniversary of her first record in 1937. The reservoir is a special location for Bluebird K3 as it was here that her engines first roared in life again after being retired and falling into disrepair.
Hermes Running September 24
Rated as one of the top 10 marathons in the UK, Hermes Running returns to Bewl Water where participants will challenge themselves in either a half, full or ultra-marathon. A 10k race will also be available with all four courses taking place on a combination of rural wooded trails and quiet country lanes, with unrivalled views of the reservoir.
Editors’ Notes: Bewl Water is the largest stretch of open water in the South East. Located in Lamberhurst Kent, the 800-acre site is set in an area of outstanding natural beauty, in the heart of the High Weald. Open all year, a visit to this stunning lake is fantastic family fun and a great day with a range of activities available. Bewl Water is privately owned and is part of the Elite Leisure Collection group of companies.