Mendip Muddle 2017
08 October 2017
The Mendip Muddle is a 20km multi-terrain race. The route is tough (there is 420m of climb), but very interesting, set in some of the finest scenery in the West Country. There are Roman lead mines, underground rivers, a nature reserve, open moorland, potholes, an ancient rabbit warren, an Iron Age fort, deciduous and conifer forest, and prehistoric tumuli.
Facilities: There will be drinks stations at approximately 5, 10 and 15 km, and First Aid facilities will be available on the course and at the finish. At race headquarters at the Charterhouse Centre, there are (limited) changing facilities, showers and toilets. Light bites, refreshments and homemade cakes will be on sale during and after the event, in aid of the Weston Hospicecare. Car parking space is limited, so please share if you can.
Prizes: This will depend on the numbers of entries in each category, male and female, seniors and vets. In past years, there have been over 20 prizes in total. We hope to hold the prize giving at 2pm on the day. Each competitor will receive a race memento.
Course records: Male 1:15:44 (A. Kenchington, 1995) Female 1:28:32 (A. Granger 2016)
Early bird special rate of £13 for entries received by 31st August 2017. Entries received from September 1st to October 6th are £14. Entries on the day are £15 (if the 350 limit has not been reached). Affiliated and non-affiliated runners pay the same (race is run under FRA rules). We regret that entry fees are not refundable. Online entry available from May to October 6th 2017.
Please for the latest information about the Mendip Muddle race or contact the Race Director, Carol O'Leary, using the following:
Tel: 07884 264426
IMPORTANT: For safety reasons, registration on the morning of the race is compulsory. Race numbers will be handed out during the registration process. Please ensure you leave plenty of time prior to the start of the race in order to register, pin the race number to your running vest and pack your belongings. Entries are freely transferable if you advise the race organiser (firstname.lastname@example.org), but you MUST confirm your details at registration.
Race HQ: Charterhouse Centre, Charterhouse, Nr Blagdon, Bristol, BS40 7XR. (Between Cheddar and Blagdon in North Somerset: OS grid reference 502558).
Directions: Charterhouse is a small hamlet just off the B3134 road crossing the Mendips. From the A368 at Burrington, take the B3134; a mile and a half beyond the top of the Combe, turn right at the sign for Charterhouse. From the A39 at Green Ore, take the B3135 to the B3134. From Cheddar, take the B3135 up the Gorge, fork left onto the B3371, then left again after another mile. Marshals will be on hand to direct you to the car park once in Charterhouse.
Registration open from: 09:30:00