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Hever Castle Festival of Endurance - Run Series

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Castle & Gardens, Hever, Edenbridge, TN8 7NG, United Kingdom

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Distance Date
Ultra ?

50.00MI

Run

July 3, 2021
Half Marathon ?

21.10KM

Run

July 4, 2021
Marathon ?

42.20KM

Run

July 4, 2021

Overview

The Festival of Endurance at Hever Castle (brought to you by the Castle Triathlon Series) is an atmospheric sporting event set in the most stunning historic grounds. It offers athletes the chance to take on multiple races and runs during the day with a bias to off road terrain. You don’t start many runs by a castle draw bridge!

The spectators also have a great time with a lapped course offering plenty of chances for them to cheer on relatives and friends and while not busy cheering a chance to visit the castle or take in the live music and event village entertainment.

The Half Marathon is two laps and the Full Marathon is four both distances taking in two castles (Hever and Chiddingstone) and stunning villages and cross country courses.

The stunning run was rated an average 4.4/5.0 on Racecheck in 2018 and includes reviews like below:

“A great mix of challenging course and beautiful scenery, the difficulty increased with the hot weather but the water and feed stations were perfectly placed and kept up with the inevitable rush which was very welcome. In summary, challenging but rewarding. Great stuff”

Pacer Timings Half Marathon Pacer Timings : 1.45hrs, 2.00hrs, 2.15hrs, 2.30hrs

Marathon Pacer Timings : 4.00hrs, 4.30hrs, 5.00hrs, 5.30hrs (this is slower paced course than many road ones – 4.30hrs on this course is equivalent to a 4.00hrs on a road course!)



What athletes are saying

The characteristics which best describe Hever Castle Festival of Endurance - Run Series, as voted on by past participants.


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The Event

Useful pre-race info 16
Great medal 14
Family friendly 12
Festival atmosphere 12
Spectator friendly 11
Bucket list event 7
Exciting event village 6
Supports good cause 5
Ideal for beginners 5


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Course Profile

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Review Highlights

Below are the top three aspects of the Hever Castle Festival of Endurance - Run Series, as determined by athlete reviews.

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Natural Beauty
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4.74
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Registration Process
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4.72
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Quality of Aid Stations
All Time Average
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2021 Average
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Latest Reviews

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Mike O'Sullivan
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Reviewed 3 months ago

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Overall I was slightly disappointed with the race for two main reasons. The race markers were very poor and most of the runners went off course due to race markers pointing the wrong way and the GPX wasn't accurate enough at times to navigate with certainty. And on reflection...Read full review

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Daniel Whiley
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Reviewed 3 months ago

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My first event so little to compare to. I certainly thoroughly enjoyed it. Muddy and rainy - car park closures, change of route but all done in a calm informative fashion. Strava seems to think I ran .25km. short of a half (along with my 'group') - not sure if the co...Read full review

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Reviews (78)

All Time Average
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2021 Average
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Value For Money
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Environmentally Friendly
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Course Rating
Natural Beauty
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Uniqueness
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Ease of Navigation
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Local Support
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Safety
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Marshal Supervision
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