The Butcombe trail is a 50 mile route between six pubs in the Mendip hills, a designated area of outstanding natural beauty (AONB). 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 2019 will be the fourth year that it's being run as a single day ultramarathon.
The route requires self-navigation, but there will be marshals and extra course markings at 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 2018, 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 hours to complete the race.