Saturday 17th September 2016
the 2010 start on Uphill beach
An off-road relay race starting at Uphill beach and finishing at Wells Cathedral.
The route is 90% off-road and more or less exactly follows the West Mendip Way
along footpaths and bridleways.
The race is a 'hand-over' relay, run without marshals, water stations or other assistance.
Teams are responsible for their own safety and for
researching the route although their progress will be monitored at check-points at the end of every leg.
This event is organised to raise funds for Prostate Cancer UK
and aims to donate in excess of £2,000 this year from entry fees and tea sales.
Staggered Start Times
To keep the event together and to make sure everyone finishes at around the same time you can choose your start
time when you enter
|start||best for||time until|
min / mi
|10:30||social joggers & solo runners||6½hrs||13|
|11:00||social joggers & solo runners||6hrs||12|
Your start time will not affect the final result though, everyone still competes together on their overall
The 29 mile route has a total of 3,259 ft of climb and is divided into six legs as follows:
- Leg 1 - Uphill to Loxton - 7 miles
- Leg 2 - Loxton to Kings Wood - 3 miles
- Leg 3 - Kings Wood to Piney Sleight - 4.4 miles
- Leg 4 - Piney Sleight to Draycott - 5 miles
- Leg 5 - Draycott to Priddy - 3.7 miles
- Leg 6 - Priddy to Wells - 5 miles
Some leg distances are shorter to allow less able runners to take part whilst stronger runners
have the option of combining two or more legs.
Runners are advised to do a practice run of their leg to learn the route before the race.
We have put together some printable route notes
to help you find your way.
Teams can be made up from 1 to 6 runners who can run any combination of legs each.
The minimum age is 16, with only over 18s allowed on legs 1 and 3.
- open (anyone)
- ladies (no men)
- mixed (50% men, 50% ladies)
- solo (team of one)
The entry fee for teams is £20 per team plus £5 per attached runner, £7 per unattached runner. The fee for
solo runners is £25 for attached and £27 for unattached.
Entries close on 15th September or earlier if full, there will be no entries taken on the day. Entries are limited to
25 teams and 20 solo runners.
Enter online here
and pay by online banking
Teams are responsible for the safety of their runners.
We suggest you bring the equipment detailed here
The event will finish on the Green in front of the magnificent Wells Cathedral where we will have tea and
cakes ready to refresh you. Runners are expected to arrive between 16:30 and 18:30. Prize giving will be
on the Green at 18:00.
views over Draycott Sleights just before the descent into Batcombe Hollow on leg 4
For more information email or telephone Dave on 07977 426 218.
This event is organised by Mendip Hills Hash House Harriers
under under a permit
from the ARC