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Organisers Insight – Hermes Running

David Ross – Race Director – Hermes Running says “It was a great event at Bewl Water last weekend and I hope all the participants enjoyed the experience. The sunny weather and light breezes made the conditions ideal, and I want to say well done for conquering the challenging Bewl trails. There were some inspired times across all three of the respective race distances. The men’s half marathon was won by Patrick Burke who stormed home with a time of 1:20:00, with the leading lady Penny Brook also having had a cracking run to clinch her victory in a time of1:35:15. The men’s marathon winner Benjamin Parkes cruised to victory in a stellar time of2:52:32 and the ladies’ winner Lucy Hilton set a new CR time of 3:26:14 also having had a really inspirational race.

In the ultra marathon the men’s winner Peter Summers (Handy Cross Runners) was victorious and he also set a superb new CR winning the race in 4:51:19 with the ladies’ winner Ali Campbell (Clapham Chasers) storming to victory to cross the line setting a new CR time of5:43:25. Fantastic running performances from all these runners and a great set of results from all our male / female podium winners, and to everyone for achieving a great set of results and personal goals.

I also wanted to say a big thanks to my race sponsors, the Ultramarathon Running Store, Tailwind Nutrition, Chia Charge, High 5, Steigen Socks and Profeet. The marshals from both the 1254 (Godalming) Squadron Royal Air Force Cadets and 19th St.Matthews Scouts Group, my friends and supporters, Swift Chip Timing, The Response Group Medics, DW Sports Massage Therapists, Ultimate Sports Therapist, R & R Race Photography, River Pixels and the wonderful support staff at Bewl Water who were all fantastic. Your stellar efforts and valued support of the event were really appreciated. The R & R race photographs are just being tagged and will be attached to  participant email addresses, in the interim all the Bewl Water event race photo’s can be purchased here now for £4.95 each.

Congratulations too all the UK Comrades runners that ran Bewl as a long training run for the epic race taking place on 4th June. I will be there again this year running my 13th Comrades. If any of you decide to sign up for this in 2018 please drop me a line and I will willingly help you with any advice, information or training that you need as this is a wonderful event and a truly humbling race to do.

I know some of you have already signed up for my next event in the series, the North Downs Way races on 9th July so I look forward to seeing you there. Thanks to you all for your support of my events, keep up the inspired running and no matter what goals you set yourself make them challenging, and embrace the spirit that comes from within!
Carpe’ Diem always.”

Don’t forget that the Bewl Water events were just part of the Hermes Running Series and check out the next two events – The North Downs Way on 9th July – and The Thames Meander on 12th August and 4th November

Eventrac’s founder Aaron Bird says “it’s great to hear about all the events we promote. If you took part in Bewl or any other event you would like to showcase then please let us hear your own personal experiences for our blogspot. There are some brilliant events coming up to challenge and inspire. Go for it – we will be rooting for you”