The Wiltshire 10

It is with great sadness that I finally have to concede to the forecast adverse weather for tomorrow, Sunday 9th February and cancel the 2020 edition of The Wiltshire 10 Road Race.

I know that it is disappointing but I can assure you that this decision has not been taken lightly and I gave Storm Ciara every chance to divert.

Unfortunately significant unrecoverable costs have been invested into this race on the given date and coupled with the major roadworks planned in Melksham from Monday for several months, rescheduling of the event is not possible.

As you may be aware this was to be the tenth running of The Wiltshire 10 and to mark this occassion a specially minted finishers medal had been produced. So I would like to offer you the chance to still claim one – just commit to running 10-miles anywhere in Wiltshire before 31st March 2020 and I shall ship one out to you [More details of this Virtual Wiltshire 10 to follow through our Facebook page].

I would also like to add that I will direct the profits from this cancelled race to the following charities: Macmillan Cancer Support, British Heart Foundation, RUH Forever Friends, MIND and Cancer Research UK.

Yours in running

Darren – Stampede Sports

Wiltshire Road Race League

Stampede Sports are delighted to announce that The Great Chalfield 10K  has been selected by Wiltshire Athletic Association to be Race #6 in the 2020 Wiltshire Road Race League.

As well as The Hullavington Full Marathon being the county championships for the distance, the acompanying Hullavington Marathon Team Relay has been selected by the Association to be a bonus team event in the League.

White Horse Gallop

One hundred and forty runners signed up for the White Horse Gallop Trail  run, which this year had to be shortened to just over seven miles due to waterlogged ground at Leighton Recreation Centre. The recent rain also made the running underfoot even more challenging than normal, though this did not deter John Reed of Warminster Running Club from claiming victory in a time just under 49-minutes ahead of Flash Gordon from Warminster and third placed Ash Tuck from Bitton Road Runners.

In the Ladies race Veryan Cranston of Avon Valley Runners took victory ahead of Samantha Kelly from Royal Wootton Bassett Hounds and third placed Justina Burles of Warminster Running Club.

Age category awards went to: MV40 – Jason Longhorn of Mile High; FV40 – Sarah Tilling of Swindon Striders; MV50 – Barry Awan of Team Bath; FV50 – Nikki Guiver of Yeovil Town Road Runners; MV60 – Simon Rowbottom of Yeovil Town Road Runners; FV60 – Mary Derrick from Chippenham.

Results can be found online here


Sixty two riders set off in the rain from Devizes Leisure Centre to take part in the inaugural YAW100K sportive. The route took riders on an undulating loop on the roads around Salisbury Plain and the beautiful Avon Valley with feed stations manned by volunteers from Youth Action Wiltshire positioned in the villages of Chitterne and Enford. The event was well received and has raised £800 for the charity; plans are already afoot to make it an annual event.