Route: Mendip Way (United Kingdom)

Location
United Kingdom
Description

The Mendip Way is an 80-kilometre (50 mi) long-distance footpath across the Mendip Hills from Weston-super-Mare to Frome. It is divided into two sections.
The West Mendip Way was opened in 1979 and starts at the Bristol Channel at Uphill Cliff. It climbs the Mendip escarpment affording views over the Somerset Levels. It then crosses the central Mendip plateau leading down to Cheddar Gorge and on to Wells. Most of the western section is within the Mendip Hills Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty. From there the East Mendip Way continues through Shepton Mallet to Frome.

https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mendip_Way

https://www.ldwa.org.uk/ldp/members/show_path.php?path_name=Mendip+Ways

GPS Track
Mendip.gpx103.8 KB

Comments

There is no FKT of this route so I will be giving it a go on the 19th July 2019. What better way to see Cheddar Gorge!

The unreported FKT for this route is likely held by Clare Prosser, set during the 2016 Mendip Marauder Fifty Miler in a course record time of 7:58:53.

https://www.albionrunning.org/mendip-marauder-2016-results

In fact any number of unreported times from runners of this race have gone well under 11h 55m 2s. All of these would probably be classed as Supported but it seems only fair to clarify this for full transparency.

https://fastestknowntime.com/fkt-guidelines

"We generally don’t track FKTs for race routes, since the race websites do that, and race results aren’t normally reported to us. But, an FKT set in a race is still an FKT."

In response to Teddy,

 

I do not think that race is relevant to this FKT. The race is in the opposite direction and has over 1000m less vertical gain. It is certainly easier heading toward Uphill than away from it. 

 

Thanks!

In response to Teddy,

 

I do not think that race is relevant to this FKT. The race is in the opposite direction and has over 1000m less vertical gain. It is certainly easier heading toward Uphill than away from it. 

 

Thanks!