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Waterlooville, Hampshire

PO8 0QE, Waterlooville, United Kingdom

Sun 25th February 2024

Starting at 08:30

2 races

£36.00 - £49.00

Organiser's Description

For those of you who like your trail running Feats to be BIG, we give to you the Classic Element Race Series.

Four trail running events based on the 4 classic elements….Air, Fire, Water and Earth.

Whether it’s running under never-ending sky (Air), battling over ancient rugged coastline (Water), Pushing yourself on under a relentless sun (Fire) or clawing over muddy hills and rainy valleys (Earth), BigFeat Events have developed a series of races that will Challenge you, Awaken you and Inspire you.

Our gold-rated Racecheck reviewed event, BigMud, symbolising the element Earth, is back to wow you with it's incredible views! We have 2 wild ‘n’ muddy, single lap trail runs around the scenic Meon Valley!

You’ll have a choice of Marathon or 16 mile distances, each starting at Queen Elizabeth Country Park in Hampshire, with a 518ft climb up Butser Hill!! Once at the top, you will then head out over the trails and rolling hills of the South Downs National Park, with the finish back where you started at the bottom of Butser Hill.


  • 16 Mile


  • Marathon




  • 16 Mile


  • Marathon



Course Details

Wonderfully muddy with great views!

Each distance starting at Queen Elizabeth Country Park in Hampshire, with a 518ft climb up Butser Hill!! Once at the top, you will then head out over the trails and rolling hills of the South Downs National Park, with the finish back where you started at the bottom of Butser Hill.

Cut off times: Marathon – 7.5 hours 16 mile – 5 hours

What's Included

Bespoke medal, free parking and a fully marked and marshalled course, make this a winter run not to be missed!

🌲Trail running in the spectacular Meon Valley ✅

👀 Incredible views and scenery ✅

⬆️ Fully marked courses ✅

🥨 Yummy well stocked aid stations ✅

🏅 Large bespoke finishers medal ✅

😃 Friendly, enthusiastic volunteers ✅

👏🏼 Energetic and fun atmosphere ✅

📸 On course photographers ✅

💰 Excellent value for money ✅

😍 Satisfaction guaranteed ✅


Free parking available on the right shortly after turning into QE Country Park.


Start time – 8:30am

Start location – Queen Elizabeth Country Park, Gravel Hill, Horndean, PO8 0QE

Race Day

Please where possible car share or use public transport to attend the event. When parking, be mindful of others and ensure event car parks are used and not verges/side roads. Permissions are granted for these events on the condition that we are as respectful as possible to members of the public, who will also be visiting our lovely locations. Arrive in good time for your event.

Your personal belongings are your responsibility, please keep them safe. Bag drops are often available but are not secure so we recommend you don’t leave valuable items there.

Your chipped race number must be worn and visible at all times. Please bring your own safety pins to secure. If you retire early from the race then a BigFeat marshal must be made aware so we do not send out a search party! Course maps are available on our website in advance, please familiarise yourselves.

Health & safety

Your safety is our priority and we have a duty of care to all participants, organisers, marshals and members of the public as well as ensuring we respect our environment.

Please note that we abide by UK Athletics rules and Marathon/Ultra competitors must be 18 years of age or older on race day, Half Marathon competitors 17+ and 10K runners 16+.

You enter our events at your own risk and must be physically and mentally capable of completing the race distance you have signed up for. Medical support will be available but it is your responsibility to look after yourself and others. During the race, Marshals will be on hand to assist you and there will be regular aid stations where fluids/nutrition will be available. Prior to the race, please ensure you are healthy and injury free.

If you withdraw or change your route for any reason, then you must make this aware to a marshal at your earliest convenience. Please be prepared for the race with adequate clothing, footwear and fluid/nutrition/medication if necessary.

We mitigate risk as best we can by completing a thorough risk assessment of each course and, where practically possible, ensuring awareness of unexpected hazards. Signs will be in place where deemed necessary, but absence of one does not denote low risk. Participants may need to control their speed in certain sections and if they deem any part unsafe, it is their decision whether to proceed or not. Trail running, by its nature, will always have some risk due to the terrain, inclement weather, road crossings and the unpredictable. No responsibility for mishap will lie with the race directors, volunteers or any third parties involved with the event.

Refunds, transfers, deferments

In the rare and unfortunate situation of an event being cancelled prior to the start, there will be the option of a full transfer to the rescheduled race, transfer to the same race next year or transfer to another of our equivalently priced races. We will also offer participants a refund option, for this circumstance only, which will be the race fee minus any unrecoverable expenses.

Entry fees cannot be refunded. Transfers for any of our events will be permitted free of charge up to 3 days before the event. Please email [email protected].

Deferments to the same race next year will be possible if you can no longer participate. The deadline for deferments is 7 days prior to race date.


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·a month ago

Well organised, good signage, excellent aid stations, cool medal, lots of fun. There was an issue with the toilets because of ice so the start of the race was postponed, but then they started the race while I was in the toilet; and people were still queuing; that is the only reason for losing half a star.

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Mark Tigwell


Waterlooville, Hampshire

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