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The Gut Buster

£27.00 - £30.00Free injury protection
Event summary

Come and challenge yourself over the exciting Gut Buster course. Runners will encounter a variety of terrain and finish the race with a brutal last 400m. A wide range of runners can come to burn off their Christmas Dinner and see out the festive period with a bang.

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A series of fun, interesting and challenging events from beautiful venues. We'll bring you some classic swims and runs, and for every event finishers will receive an iTAB with their medal

Volunteer
We’re always looking for volunteers to help make these events epic.

How to enter

Tickets available until Mon Dec 27 2021

What's included:

  • Finisher's medal
  • iTAB that attaches to your medal with name and finish time sent a few days after the race
  • Toilets
  • Baggage Area
  • Mulled wine and mince pies for finishers
  • Catering vans, including a local craft brewer
  • Free event photos
  • Free parking and bus shuttle
  • Well signed and marshalled route
  • Massage
10 mile
10:00am Tue 28th Dec 2021

Run 10mi

£30.00
10k
10:00am Tue 28th Dec 2021

Run 10km

£27.00
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Frequently asked questions
FAQ
What distances are available at The Gut Buster?
The Gut Buster offers both a 10k and a 10 mile course.… read more
FAQ
What is the cut-off time for the Gut Buster?
On the 10 mile event, there is a 2 hour cut-off at the 8 mile point. You will take a different route to the finish, completing 8.5 miles in total.… read more
FAQ
Is there parking at the Gut Buster?
There is free parking at the Mereoak Park & Ride, with free 10 minute bus shuttle to and from the venue.… read more
Route description
Route description

The 10k and 10 mile courses set out together until approximately 5 miles/8k. At this point, the routes split, later to re-join and split again. Keep an eye out for signage for your distance and listen to the marshals. Participants will enjoy the beautiful surroundings, racing through picturesque fields and woodland areas. It is a wonderful location for a trail run. Taking place in December there is bound to be mud and runners will encounter a variety of fun and challenging terrain, including:

  • Water crossings
  • Roman Walls
  • Grassy fields
  • Muddy footpaths
  • Tricky hills

This makes for a challenging, but fun event for runners of a variety of abilities. You will be sure to enjoy this perfect setting for a winter trail run and the wonderful atmosphere at the race.

Logistics and schedule

10:00 Races start

Runners will be set off at timed intervals to enable better social distancing, with faster runners starting first to limit overtaking.

Registration

Race numbers will be posted prior to the event and there will be no entries taken on the day. There will be a baggage area, at which you leave your bag at your own risk.

Age Restrictions

10k participants must be 13 years or older.

10 mile participants must be 16 years or older.

Cut off times

There is a 2 hour cut off time at the 8 mile point in the 10 mile event. If you miss the cut off you will be directed to the finish completing a total distance of approximately 8.5 miles.

Kit

Runners are recommended to wear trail shoes and to bring a dry set of clothes and shoes to wear after the race. Along with a water bottle to put at the finish line as there won't be aid stations on the course. There will be limited water and cups at the finish line. Please also bring a cup for mulled wine.

Dogs

You can run with your dog, as long as your dog is on a short lead. Sadly you will not be eligible for prizes, but your dog will receive a bone.

Spectators

Spectators are encouraged not to attend the event due to the ongoing Covid-19 situation.

How to get there

2 Butlers Land Farm Cottages, Mortimer Common, Reading RG7 2AG, UK

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By Car

All event car parking will be at the Mereoak Park & Ride site (RG7 1PB). Mereoak Park & Ride is signed half a mile south of Junction 11 of the M4 and along the A33. There will be a free bus shuttle service to the race HQ and back to the park and ride after the event.

By Train

Mortimer Station is approximately 1.5 miles from the event venue.

Frequently asked questions
FAQ
What distances are available at The Gut Buster?
The Gut Buster offers both a 10k and a 10 mile course.
FAQ
What is the cut-off time for the Gut Buster?
On the 10 mile event, there is a 2 hour cut-off at the 8 mile point. You will take a different route to the finish, completing 8.5 miles in total.
FAQ
Is there parking at the Gut Buster?
There is free parking at the Mereoak Park & Ride, with free 10 minute bus shuttle to and from the venue.
FAQ
Can I run with my dog at The Gut Buster?
Dogs can run but they must be kept on a short lead, sadly you will not be eligible for prizes but your dog will receive a bone!
FAQ
Can I run with headphones at The Gut Buster?
For the safety of all participants, headphones are not allowed at the Gut Buster.
Booking related questionsDo you have a question about bookings, cancellations, or refunds?
10 mile
10:00am Tue 28th Dec 2021
£30.00
10k
10:00am Tue 28th Dec 2021
£27.00

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£27.00 - £30.00Free injury protection

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