Annual Bewl race to be hosted by ultra-marathon champion

The Hermes Marathon at Bewl Water

Director of Hermes Running, David Ross, will be running the Hermes Marathon around the 800-acre Bewl Water on Saturday May 13. The first such event was held in 2012.

David, who has run 467 marathons, including ultra distances and 17 London Marathons, has been listed 409th in the World Mega Marathon Rankings.

Notably, he also holds the Guinness World Record for running the fastest London Marathon in a wetsuit in just three hours and 25 minutes.

On what he wants to achieve next, David said: “My current goal is to complete a marathon in every EEA (European Economic Area) member state – I’ve completed 29 of the 30 so far and will be running the last one, the Liechtenstein Marathon, on June 3 to complete the set.”

The event at Bewl Water, Lamberhurst, will see participants run either one lap of the reservoir for a half-marathon, two laps for a full marathon or, three laps for an ultra-marathon.

Beginners are also encouraged to attend with a 10km race through the scenic trails.

Each route will be timed by a chip, with the top three males and female runners in each race being presented with an award.

Results and professional photos will be uploaded after the race with post-race massage therapists available for 10-minute sessions at £12. Refreshments will be also available at the Waterfront Café.

Hermes Running hosts a variety of race events across Kent and Surrey including Bewl Water, where runners get the chance to escape the daily park run and enjoy scenic views, rural woodland trails and quiet country lanes.

David explained: “My mission is to offer runners the most fulfilling and enjoyable experience by ensuring that my races are scenic and well managed.”

Tickets range from £24-£52 and registrations for the race in May can be made at:

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