Home of the Bewl Barrel Race
After the success of the 2010 event the Bull Inn is now the permanent home of The Bewl Barrel Race. The Bull Inn has a sixteen acre feild behind that we are able to pitch tents in for the evening, so, on the 22nd September 2011 come along, pitch a tent and enjoy the races and the live music, food and bonfire in the evening.
Our chosen charities for 2011 were The Hospice in the Weald and the RNLI and we raised exactly £2200 which was split between the two.
The winners of the 2011 event and now holders of The Dominic Crisp Cup, in memory of Dom Crisp and The Will Scott Trophy in memory of Will Scott (both of who helped get the race off the ground) nominated Hospice in the Weald again for 2012.
The idea for the race was dreamt up in the Pub one winters evening and the event was born on a cold rainy day in November 2007! Anyone who has done "a cross country half marathon with a full 55kg beer barrel" will know what to expect, those that haven't please take a look at our gallery for inspiration!
Oh yes and the good news is that, instead of a medal, if you win you get to drink 72 pints of 'the sponsored ale' as your team wins the real barrel. You also choose the charity that benefits from the next event!
We think its the toughest half marathon you can do and it is open to anyone over the age of 18. You can enter on your own, if you're Hercules, or as a team of as many as you like. For those of you who wish to take part but would like to do something less foolish (unless you do it on your own) there is the Empty Barrel race to the Rosmary Lane Dam and back which is a couple of miles!
Team entry requires a minimum £50 sponsorship. The Team entry fee is payable in advance through the online donation system. You can find links to Donate and the Sponsorship form on the Registration page.
There is a field behind the pub and the landlord welcomes teams to come along a pitch a tent the night before and join in a BBQ and bonfire ready for the following days events!
So, get your team together and register on this site and we will see you there.