Gut Buster 10 Race Instructions

Saturday 31 December, 10am Start

Butlers Lands Farm, Mortimer, Reading, RG7 2AG

Important Event Information

Everything you need to know about what, when, why and how!



THERE IS NO PARKING AT BUTLERS LANDS FARM, please respect our neighbours by not parking on local grass verges etc. There will be complimentary buses to take you to the start line (approx 15mins from Mereoak)

PARKING LOCATION:Β Mereoak Park and Ride, RG7 1PB




Buses to/from the start/finish

The first bus leaves Mereoak at 8.15am and the last one at 9.15am - DON'T BE LATE!

Well behaved dogs are allowed on the buses!



Cycling to the event?

We will have bike racking available if you are cycling to the event.



What to Bring:

  • Cross Country running legs - but not your brand new Christmas present shoes!

  • Warm clothes for pre-and post race (you might also want a change of shoes) in ONE bag that can be left in the baggage area.

  • Re-usable mug (for mulled wine)...a cup, not a jug!!

  • Money (Cash/card/Apple pay/Google pay - we take anything!) as we will have some great local vendors on site.

  • Donation of rice, long-life milk, cereal or pasta sauce for New Beginnings Reading

  • Dogs on short leads welcome



08:15 - First bus leaves Mereoak to go to event start
09:15 - Last bus leaves Mereoak to go to event start
09:50 - Race briefing
10:00 - All runners start
12:30 - Cut off time for 10km & 10 mile
13:00 - Last bus leaves event start to go to Mereoak


Post event goodies

The following will be onsite for you to earn:

  • TC Event Catering serving hot drinks, bacon butties and other pre and post race delights.
  • Double Barelled serving a beer or two
  • Unholy Donuts with the most epic donuts you have ever seen
  • A medal to treasure

Other Event Information

Results will be available via DBMax website here

Photos will be available via our FlickR page here within 24 hours of the event finishing thanks to Chris Drew

Pre/post event massage available thanks to Activate Training

Awards will also be sent out after the race.

Shortly after the race you will receive your iTAB, engraved with your name and finish time in the post. This simply affixes into the recess on the back of your specially designed medal to commemorate your achievement for years to come!

There is 1 water station on the course (at approximately halfway for both distances); if you are able to bring your own refillable water bottle it would be appreciated as we are trying to reduce our single use plastic waste. There will also be plenty of water at the finish line.