UKA Licence Number: 2018-36533
This event is being held under England Athletics' rules
This event is being run in support of the Wiltshire Air Ambulance
A recent review
Fantastically friendly half marathon weaving undulating through the countryside. My first non-big-city half marathon and I'm a convert. Small, friendly, low-key. Nice touch with names on all the race number bibs - all the marshals out on the course were calling personalised encouragement as you went passed each and every one. - with many also offering jelly babies. The fact that that morning's weather was atrocious was something that we didn't really notice as the whole event was so friendly and encouraging - and the route was excellent. Yes, it was undulating, but therefore variable and interesting. Great finish line commentating - again, encouraging every runner.
The Battle of Edington
In 878 AD King Alfred the Great's Saxon army fought and defeated Guthrum's Danish Army 'Great Heathen Army' at Edington. It is possible the the first Westbury White Horse was carved into the chalk hillside to celebrate this victory. The present White Horse was recreated in the year 1778.
See if you can spot any signs of this battle as you run the course ...
We have tried to anticipate all your questions but if you would like to know more don't hesitate to ask us.
If you would like to enquire about sponsoring this event please contact our Race Director
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Good luck to everyone taking part.
On the Day ...
where, what, when?
Are you a beginner? Advice for those running their first half marathon.
More photographs will be available on the website after the event.