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Gut Buster

Butlers Lands Farm, The Studio, Mortimer, Berkshire (UK), RG7 2AG

Butlers Lands Farm, Mortimer Common, Reading, UK

Tue 28th December 2021

Starting at 10:00

2 races

£28.08 - £31.24

Organiser's Description

And we’re back . . . . and hopefully normal service has resumed and we’ll be able to greet you all at the correct time of year for a change!

All the things you love about the Gut Buster will be still be here!! The water crossings, Roman Walls, fields, footpaths, and what is sometimes the hardest last 400m in British Athletics [farmer/ crop rotation dependent]. The epic mudfest of 2017 will be talked about for years to come…what more excuse do you need to escape the family during the holiday season!


  • 10k


  • 10 Miles




  • 10k


  • 10 Miles



What's Included

In addition to the above there are the rewards which will include the return of the the usual post-race mulled-wine, mince pies & a visit from a local craft brewer to assist your rehydration [water will also be available]. Not forgetting of course the finisher medal and an iTAB engraved with your name and finish time!

How to Get There

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 along the A34.

There is a FREE shuttle bus to/from Mereoak Park & Ride to the event start, approximately a 10 minute journey.


  • Minimum Age

    The minimum age for the 10km is 13 and 16 for the 10 mile event.

  • Cut off time

    The minimum age for the 10km is 13 and 16 for the 10 mile event.

  • What do I need to bring with me?

    Your best running legs! A change of warm and dry clothes and trainers for after the event Your own drink bottle to put at the finish line – there will be LIMITED water and cups available A cup (not a jug!) for some mulled wine after the run

  • Can I run with my dog?

    Yes, but on a short lead. Also, please note – you will not be eligible for any podium prizes, but we will give the dog a bone!

  • Can I run with headphones?


keeping you safe

Depending upon the government guidelines at the time, we may have a few changes to ensure everyone’s safety and that the event is COVID-19 safe. This will include, but not limited to:

Staggered start times with small groups of runners starting at timed intervals apart from the next group
Faster runners will start first to reduce the likelihood of needing to overtake
The event will be limited to fewer participants than in previous years
No on the day entries
There will be no water stations – you will need to carry your own water for the event
We will ensure that everyone is kept updated with regards to these changes and final instructions will be available shortly before race day.


Toilets, Baggage Area (bags left at your own risk), Massage & Catering Van.


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Butlers Lands Farm, The Studio, Mortimer, Berkshire (UK), RG7 2AG


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