The Wiltshire 10

Entries into the Wiltshire 10 Road Race are now closed with the race limit having been reached.

A copy of the Acceptance Letter is below:
Many thanks for entering the Wiltshire 10 to be held on Sunday 10th February, starting from King George V Playing Fields at 10:00.

The Race has been certified as accurate by the AUKCM (certificate 10/246) and could lend itself to some fast times with the current course records being 49:34 and 56:18 respectively.

Car parking is available in Melksham town centre from where it is a short walk to the Race Headquarters at the “The Adventure Centre”  in the town park, please note that the car parks for Waitrose and Sainsbury’s are for their patrons, so please use the public car parks only.

Unfortunately there are no changing or showering facilities at the Race HQ but baggage storage will be available, though items are left at the owner’s risk.

For a venue map, please click here.

This year the race will be chip timed and so Race numbers will be posted out to entries in the week prior to the race.

Please note that for safety reasons no portable audio devices are permitted and any runner so observed will be disqualified from the race.

A full list of local race rules can be found on the event website listed under Terms & Conditions.

Individual trophies will be awarded to the first three male and female finishers and also to the first runners in the V40, V50 & V60 age categories – only one individual trophy per runner.

Team prizes will be awarded according to the results calculated on the sum total of the relative finishing positions of the first 4 male runners and the first 3 female runners belonging to the same affiliated club as declared on the entry form. Awards must be collected at the presentation that will take place at the “The Adventure Centre”  at 12:00, unless by prior arrangement with the event organiser.

Full results of the Wiltshire 10 will be published online at www.stampedesports.co.uk

Further information including the answers to Frequently Asked Questions are available on the Stampede Sports website, but if you do require anything more, then please drop me a line at: stampedesports@yahoo.co.uk

White Horse Gallop – 2018

A record two hundred runners signed up for the White Horse Gallop trail run which this year featured as race #2 in the Wiltshire Off-Road Race League.

Leading the field home over the challenging 8-mile course out from Leighton Recreation Centre in Westbury were James Donald of Team Bath AC and Karen Hacker of Chippenham Harriers.

With the clear skies the runners were afforded some great views across the county and beyond, once they had conquered the thigh burning climb up the embankment next to the horse itself.

In the runners up spot came Dan Piper of Avon Valley Runners, closely followed by Christopher Elmer of Team Bath who along with Alberto Lapedrizo claimed the Men’s team prize, whilst the ladies team prize went to Avon Valley Runners with 2nd placed Leah Sartain, third placed Gemma Lawton and Jolene Farion scoring the points.

Age category awards went to: MV40 – Gary MacAlister of Avon Valley Runners; FV40 – Gill Pearson of Running for Time; MV50 – Heath Bampton of Royal Wootton Bassett Hounds; FV50 – Sam Kelly of Royal Wootton Bassett Hounds; MV60 – Peter Allen of Corsham Running Club; FV60 – Daphne Marion of Royal Wootton Bassett Hounds.

Full results can be  found here and photographs here.