Butcombe Trail Ultra
Saturday 28th April 2018
A single day 50 mile ultramarathon held on the Butcombe trail in the Mendip Hills. Starting at 7.30am with a 15 1/2 hour cut-off. Now worth 4 UTMB® points!
The route is mostly off road and takes in some beautiful running country and fantastic views as it criss-crosses the Mendips. It was devised as a walking trail many years ago and 2017 will be the second year that it's being run as a single day ultramarathon.
The route is mainly self navigable but there will be marshals as key points, the trail is way marked along much of its length but this can be patchy.
All entrants must have run a marathon since the 1st January 2016, this doesn't need to have been in a formal race, it could have been a 26.2+ mile training run. You will not need to provide proof of this, we trust you to tell the truth.
There will be a minimum kit list that runners wil need to carry throughout the race.
There is a maximum time of 15 1/2 hours to complete the race.
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TACH Race Calendar
Every year TACH host a popular series of races. We would like to thank our sponsors Up & Running in Henleaze.
In 2018, TACH will organise the following races in addition to the Butcombe Trail Ultra:
7th June 2018
Swan Inn, Rowberrow, BS25 1QL off the A38
TACH’s outstanding new Summer Race. A challenging 10k-ish route of Mendip mud, strenuous climbs, fab views and a thunderous descent.
5th July 2018
The Mason's Arms, 124 Park Rd, Stapleton, BS16 1DT.
About 10km of parkland and woodland. Lots of juicy little hills.
18th November 2018
Start Time: 9am (TBC)
Keynsham Leisure Centre, Temple Street, Keynsham BS31 1HE.
A new race, about 12.5 miles, starting in Keynsham and including a welcome revivial of the Compton Dando route, complete with stream!
All races under Trail Running Association (TRA) rules; permits applied for. Prize Categories: M&F 16-24, 25-39, 40-49, 50-59, 60+. M&F team prizes (teams of 4). Minimum age 16 (apart from the Moorland Mini-Terrain). Race limits of 100. Strictly no entries on the day.