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Mendip Marauder 50/30 Miler

03-Aug-2019 Frome/Wells, Somerset, UK (England)

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80KM / 50Miles
1 Day - 150 per distance Runners

Alternate Distances: 48KM/30M

DIFFICULTY Race Difficulty Intermediate  

Entry From £45 GBP

The Mendip Way has to be one of the South-West's best kept secrets. Like the Cotswolds' slightly more streetwise, alternative cousin, the Mendip Way features the spectacular Ebbor and Cheddar Gorges, the brutal climb up to Crook's Peak, incredible views over the Somerset Levels and to the circular Cheddar Reservoir, and then England's smallest city, Wells, with its magnificent cathedral.

Starting at the Market Town of Frome (for the whole of the Mendip Way) or from Wells (for the West Mendip Way only) you will run through a real smorgasbord of Somerset scenery. If you like hills then you will find plenty to enjoy here, but either way you will be amply rewarded for climbing the hills with views to breathe life into tired legs and then a downhill cruise to help get your strength back.

The route is waymarked but we will be providing additional marking to help keep you on the right track, as signage is better in some places than others. You will finish at Uphill, just outside Weston-Super-Mare;there will be a coach to take you from there to the race start in the morning. The finish has an expansive sandy beach where you can sit and chat to your fellow finishers about what you've just experienced as you enjoy some well-earned refuelling.

With nearly 2,000 metres of ascent for the 50 miler, and nearly 1,500 for the 30 miler, this is certainly not a flat route and will provide a challenge, but with rolling hillside, pretty woodland, quarries, atmospheric villages and a whole lot more you will often be too busy enjoying the views to think too hard about how tired you are.

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Dave Urwin

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Beginner

Elevation: Very little change < 500 metres. Benign running terrain, not technical.

Suitable for: First ultra runners completing a marathon or doing regular long distance running in the last six months.

Intermediate

Elevation: Increase of up to 1000 metres

Suitable for: Runners who have completed at least one ultra distance race (or similar event) or are doing long distance running (>26 miles) regularly, with elevation shown.

Advanced

Elevation: Increase of up to 1500 metres

Suitable for: Runners who have completed several ultra distances or similar events, or are doing long distance running regularly, with elevation shown.

Expert

Elevation: Increase of up to 2000 metres with some challenging climatic conditions (e.g. ice, snow, humidity or heat) and or technical terrain

Suitable for: Experienced runners who have completed at least regular ultra distances in last 12 months, or are doing regular long distance running (>50 miles) with elevation and conditions shown (where possible). Admission to these races may be subject to evidence of recent qualifying race participation and recent medical examination certificate. Check with the race organiser regarding entry requirements.

Brutal

Elevation: Increase of up to 2000 metres with very challenging climatic conditions (e.g. ice, snow, humidity, heat or at high altitude) and or technical terrain.

Suitable for: Very experienced long distance ultra runners (min 3 years’ experience) or are doing regular long distance running (>50 miles) with elevation and conditions shown (where possible). Admission to these races is often subject to evidence of recent qualifying race participation and recent medical examination certificate. Purchase of specialist kit is often recommended for these races.

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Peter Telford

02:15 05-08-18

2018 - this was my second time on the 30 miler and I have to say this is one of the best courses I have run. The scenery is fantastic taking in Wookey Hole and Cheddar Gorge before a run down to the seaside; but don't underestimate the hills - there are plenty of them and they are quite steep!. The run is well organised by Albion running - markings were good and gpx was fine. My one navigational mistake was down to me ... again! The checkpoints were well stocked and the marshals were hugely motivational and supportive on a blisteringly hot day. This whole event is run on a sensible, low key basis and as such creates a lot of camadarie - I would thoroughly recommend it

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dgt39

03:20 16-08-17

2017. 30 miler. If this is 'Intermediate' dread to think what 'Brutal' is like. Fantastic, well organised event with superb checkpoints. Great varied scenery and perfect finish on the beach.

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