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Race HQ Location

Race HQ on the day is at the Charterhouse Centre, Charterhouse-on-Mendip, Blagdon, Bristol, BS40 7XR.

Race Charity

The race races money for the Weston Hospicecare and other charities.

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Race Records

Male:
01:15:44 – A. Kenchington [1995]

Ladies:
1:28:32 [A. Granger 2016]

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MENDIP MUDDLE

The Mendip Muddle will take place on Sunday 10:30am 22 October 2023.

ENTRIES ARE NOW CLOSED

The race will be run under FRA regulations and in full compliance with any Covid-related safety guidelines that may be in place at the time of the race.

The Race Terms and Conditions are linked here but also available on our WAC Official Notices page and each race entrant must abide by these T&Cs.

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The Race

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 toilet facilities, but changing may not be available due to Covid restrictions. 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 and it is safe to do so. There are currently no plans to offer refreshments.

Prizes

There will be a prize 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. Each competitor will receive a race memento.

Course records

Male 1:15:44 (A. Kenchington, 1995) Female 1:27:31 (E. Twentyman 2023)

Entries

Entries are £18.00 Entries close at midnight on 15th October. Entry on the day £20 – cash only.

Online entry available to 15th October 2023.

Entry on Race Nation site will be found here : race-nation.co.uk/register/weston-ac/mendip-muddle

Transfer of entries between individuals is allowed up to a week before the event. ‘Entries cannot be refunded except in the case of event cancellation. In the event of cancellation, runners will have the choice between a refund (minus any transaction fee) and holding their entry over for 2023

Please note: this is a category CL fell race fun under FRA rules. GPS enabled devices are not 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.

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 via the contact form below, before midnight on 11th October, 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.

Race Organiser: Katie Gormley
Telephone: 07738178073