The big cheese

Off road, hilly, merciless

Covid-19 Big Cheese Postponement

In response to the escalating situation with Covid-19 it is with great regret that we have decided to postpone the Big Cheese 2020 on the 29th March to a date later this year.

As I hope you appreciate this is not a decision we have taken lightly, but we had to consider the health and well-being of our Runners and all of our Volunteers.

In addition to all of those directly involved in the race we also had to consider the potential impact of 300+ runners coming to Cheddar and the affect that might have on the local community and our relationship with it. These events are partially allowed to go ahead on goodwill and something we can’t underestimate.

The new date for the Big Cheese 2020 is the 22nd November and all runners will be automatically transferred to this new date.

If you cannot or do not want your place to be transferred a full refund will be available for a limited time period. Therefore If you would like a full refund please contact us at by the 17th April so that we can start processing the refunds and start planning for November.

Our sincere apologies and we hope you understand. Stay safe and hopefully see you in November

Kind Regards,

Lee Woodland
Race Director – Cheddar RC

Location : Cheddar, Somerset (Race HQ Fairlands Middle School, Masons Way, Cheddar, Somerset BS27 3PG)
Date : 29th March 2020
Time : 10am
Cost : £ 16 affiliated £ 18 unaffiliated – £20 Entries on the day
Held under UK athletic and trail running association rules

Just how tough is the big cheese?

Click here for race details.

The Facts

The Course

The course and race day information can be found here


Big Cheese Results 2018 (Rev A) Big Cheese Results 2018 Prizes (Rev A)

Please note, problems with the delivery of our cheese prizes this year mean that the cider prizes replaced the cheese prizes for the 1st-3rd male, 1st-3rd female and first team. Category prizes will be posted shortly.  

Somerset series

The next race n the Somerset series after the big cheese is the Glastonbury 10K

Runner’s world page

Thanks to the Longleat estate for permission to run on their land.


Lush cakes from Angels kitchen

Lush cakes from Angels kitchen


Applewood cheese- sponsors of fabulous cheesy prizes!

Cheddar spring water suppling drinking water from the mendips


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