Butcombe Trail Ultramarathon 2 September 2017.
The weather was a lot better for 2017 race than it had been the previous year. This revealed the fantastic views of the surrounding countryside that the Mendip Hills provide but the heat was a bit too much for some runners which led to an increased number of DNFs (Did Not Finish).
We had to divert the race route at the last minute following a farmer’s request. We manually updated the maps given to competitors but didn’t have time to update the GPX file of the route given that this cropped up the day before the race. We will update the maps and GPX on the route page to reflect this change before the end of September and let you know how much the diversion added to the 2017 total course distance. We will use the diverted route in future races too.
Thank you to all competitors and marshals for making it another great race.