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Waterlooville, Hampshire

PO8 0QE, Waterlooville, United Kingdom

Sun 27th February 2022

Starting at 08:30

2 races

£32.00 - £42.00


What we are doing for you:

  • Races will be started in small waves to avoid congestion at the start. All races are chip timed so staggered starts can be achieved fairly.
  • Race briefing will be online for competitors to read in the run up to the race.
  • Sanitiser will be available at aid stations, the start/finish area and in the portaloos.
  • Aid stations will have wrapped nutrition which can be picked up quickly. You will be required to bring your own cup/bottle to fill up at the aid stations.
  • Anyone displaying symptoms will be asked not to attend.

What we ask you to do:

  • If you display any of the following symptoms in the 2 weeks prior to your event, please do not attend:
    High temperature/ New or continuous cough/ Loss or change in taste/smell
  • Please do not turn up more than half an hour before your race start time so we don’t have competitors from multiple race distances in the start area.
  • Maintain social distancing whenever possible.
  • Ensure you have a cup/bottle to refill at aid stations.
  • Move quickly through the aid stations or stand off to the side if respite needed.
  • Sanitise hands before and after using toilets.

Nothing in life has zero risk but………..

Outdoor events such as this one in the fresh air are low risk, especially when taking practical, sensible precautions!

BigFeat Events has provided covid-19 safety information for this event.

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.

The 2nd event in The Element Series is BigMud. Symbolising the element Earth, We have designed 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



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.


Queen Elizabeth Country Park, Gravel Hill, Horndean, PO8 0QE

Course Details

Wonderfully muddy and 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

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.

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