We’re currently making provisional plans to run the Mendip Muddle on Sunday 10 October 2021.
If it goes ahead, the race will be run under FRA regulations and in full compliance with their Covid-related safety guidelines.
A final decision will be made in June.
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.
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. Water will be available at the finish. However, to reduce the use of plastic, we encourage all runners to bring their own reusable drinks bottle. Car parking space is limited, so please share if you can.
Commemorative plaques or trophies for the first three male and female runners and for the first MV40, FV40, MV50, FV50, MV60 and FV60. One prize per winner. In the event of veteran runners finishing in the first three of their gender, the respective veteran prize will be awarded to the second runner in that category. The prize giving will take place at 2pm on the day. Each competitor will receive a race memento.
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 2019. Entries received from 1st September to 7th October are £14. Entries close at midnight on 7th October. Entries on the day are £16 (if the 350 runner limit has not been reached). We regret that entry fees are not refundable. Online entry available from May to 7th October 2019.
Please note: this is a category CL fell race fun under FRA rules. GPS enabled devices are permitted. England Athletics-affiliated and non-affiliated runners pay the same. No dogs are allowed. There is no cut-off point, but, in adverse conditions, marshals may be withdrawn after 3 hours 30 and all remaining runners on the course required to return to race HQ.
For the latest information about the Mendip Muddle race or contact the Race Director, Martin Hurcombe, using the following:
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 up if you advise the race organiser (email@example.com) before midnight on 11th October, but you MUST confirm your details at registration.
Charterhouse Centre, Charterhouse, Nr Blagdon, Bristol, BS40 7XR. (Between Cheddar and Blagdon in North Somerset: OS grid reference 502558).
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.
Entry Details for next installment of the Mendip Muddle have yet to be finalised. Please check back later for further information.