The Cheddar Gorge Challenge comprised a number of different trail races organised by Relish Running Races as part of the The National Trust Top of the Gorge Festival.
We ran in the 6k trail race on 23rd June and then the half marathon on 24th June; both very hot days.
The route and climb graphics are shown below, captured by my Runkeeper app, give an indication of the challenge of each event. They may not have been as brutal as last year's Bath Running Festival Long Half Marathon, but the heat made them just as tough a challenge.
Cheddar Gorge 6k Trail Race route
Cheddar Gorge 6k Trail Race route profile - Total climb 139 metres
Neil and Tahni with their Cheddar Gorge 6k Trail Race medals
Listening to bands at the Top of the Gorge Festival as the sun sets
Cheddar Gorge Half Marathon route
Cheddar Gorge Half Marathon route profile - Total climb 534 metres
Down into the gorge
Running through lush greenery
The infamous Hell Steps
Looking down the gorge toward Cheddar
A gentle downhill stretch
Here we go, uphill again!
Trying to keep up with Tahni
After 16k, Tahni and Neil at the highest point on the Mendip Hills (325m)
Tahni and Neil after 19k, near Blagdon
Tahni and Neil with their Cheddar Gorge Half Marathon medals
This page was last updated on 9 February 2020.