Saturday 21st September 2013
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 two check-points at 10 mile intervals.
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
|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 Black Rock - 6.5 miles
- Leg 4 - Black Rock to Draycott - 3.5 miles
- Leg 5 - Draycott to Priddy - 3.5 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 is £6 per attached runner, £8 per unattached runner.
Entries open on 1st August and close on 16th September, there will be no entries taken on the day.
Enter online here
You will need to 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 18:00. 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 Martin on 01749 830 205.
This event is organised by Mendip Hills Hash House Harriers
under under a permit from the ARC
All profits raised by this year's event will be donated to
The Prostate Cancer Charity