Devizes Half Marathon

Running
General Info
Hashtag:#DevizesHalf
Date:09/04/2017 , 09:30 - 12:45
Location:The Green, Devizes
Address:Devizes, SN10 3AA (Map & Directions)
Races: Single Entry
Record time (M): 01:17:11 by Gary Dunstone, Chippenham Harriers (2014)
Record time (F): 01:19:27 by Ruth Barnes, Avon Valley Runners (2016)
  
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Watch: Devizes Half Marathon 2016.

Pace Makers

If you are confident to run at a steady pace of 1:28, 1:30, 1:35, 
1:40, 1:45, 1:50, 1:55, 2:00, 2:152:302:45, 3:00 and a sweep runner (3:15) then we would love to hear from you, plus, free club promotion. 

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Club Orientated Water Stations

If your running club has 'non runners' and they would like to get involved, we are inviting five clubs to dress and impress the water stations at this event. You will require a minimum of 5 people to set up, distribute the water bottles and clear up the water station. You can brand the station however you wish and add your club colours and a personal touch for free club promotion. You will also gain the same amount of spaces into the 2018 Devizes Half Marathon for your club as what you provide (max of 10).
Water stations are located at 4, 7, 9 & 11 miles and the finish line.

? will be on station one - click here to find out more. 
Calne Running Club will be on station two - click here to find out more.
? will be on station three - click here to find out more.
B Squadron, Royal Wessex Yeomanry will be on station four - click here to find out more.
Devizes Running Club will be on the finish line - click here to find out more.

Wiltshire Road Race League

The Devizes Half Marathon will be race 2 in the Wiltshire Road Race League. For all other races please visit the race league website here. The league is open to any runner who is affiliated to a running club in Wiltshire. 

2017 County Championships

The Devizes Half Marathon is the nominated race for the half marathon County Championships in Wiltshire. Any registered club runner in Wiltshire will be automatically be entered into this event.

Distance

13.1 officially measured course (21 kilometres) with mile markers, (min age 17).

Sponsorship & Fundraising

If you wish to fundraise for this event, we are encouraging support to Devizes Food Bank through The Trussell Trust.
 
The Trussell Trust runs a network of over 420 foodbanks across the UK; our foodbanks provide three days’ nutritionally balanced emergency food and support to people in crisis.  Everyone who comes to a Trussell Trust foodbank is referred by a professional such as a social worker, health visitor or schools liaison officer. Over 30,000 professionals referred people to Trussell Trust foodbanks in 2014-15, and 50% are statutory agencies.
 
The volunteers at our foodbanks work hard to signpost people to other agencies and services able to help resolve the underlying cause of their crisis. As part of our More than Food approach, many foodbanks also host additional services like debt/financial advice, holiday lunch and breakfast clubs.
For more on the Trussell Trust visit their website here.

Event Course

The Devizes Half Marathon will start on Church Walk, next to The Green. The route will go down Nursteed Road and head towards Monument Hill before looping off into the surrounding villages. There will be a mid way timing point and first aid station on the course. The finish line will be on The Green with a spectator friendly loop around the field. There are 4 water stations, all of which will provide bottled water (not cups).

Registration

You will be able to register for the the Devizes Half Marathon and pick up your race number on the day of the race. Race registration will be open between 07:30 and 09:00 on the day. Registration must be completed 30 minutes prior to the start time.

Parking

Ample parking is available around the town of Devizes. Currently many of the car parks in Devizes offer free parking on a Sunday, please ensure you check tarrifs before leaving your car.

Travel times by car vary, however as a guide you can get here from the following cities by google maps. The nearest motorway junction is J14-J17 on the M4. 
Salisbury - 0hr 45
Cardiff - 1hr 30
London - 1hr 55
Birmingham - 2hr 05
Exeter - 2hr 10

Massage

South West Sports Massage will be in attendance for this event. They will be on site for pre and post race massage for anyone who needs a little loosening up. There is a small fee of £5 for 10 minutes or £10 for 20 minutes.

Refreshments

CoffeeGang is an award-winning mobile coffee van supplying bean-to-cup fairtrade Colombian coffee.  Additionally we supply dreamy hot chocolate sourced in the Dominican Republic and a variety of teas, milk shakes and soft drinks.  Our home-made cakes always go down a storm too.  See you at the race finishing line!

Raffaeles Ice Creams have over 30 years of experience creating ice creams from their family run business.  Their top quality, modern ice cream van will be serving fresh ice creams with a personal touch at the event. Serving Mr Whippy and Walls ice cream the Raffaele way so you enjoy the treat after your run.

Photography

Charles Whitton Photography will be providing race coverage for this event. Visit his page for more information.

Filming (Drone)

AAIR will be recreating our event video at this event, and will be using aerial drones for their footage. Visit their page for more information.

Live Music

This year we will have live music on the finish line. The Ukey D'Ukes are something a little bit different. They are a fun, entertaining, Rockin' Ukulele Band, playing a wide range of music from The Cure to George Ezra, from Small Faces to Snow Patrol, from Neil Young to Amy Winehouse and from Elvis Presley to Little Big Town.

Post Event

Presentations will take place at approximately 11:15am, any categories which are not won by this time will be presented shortly after. 

Winners trophies will be awarded to the following; 1st, 2nd, 3rd 4th & 5th male and female overall. 

1st - 3rd in the following age categories: male junior, male 40+, male 50+, male 60+, male 70+, female junior, female 35+, female 45+, female 55+, female 65+.*

1st placed male team (top 3 accumulated positions) & female team (top 3 accumulated positions), runners must be from the same club.

In addition there is a £50 cash prize for setting a new course record (mens & womens).

Results will be available shortly after the event and uploaded onto LPS Events website under the results page. There will be a link to the event photographs from the results page also. Our press report will appear on our news page a few days after the event. 

Online Entry

You can enter through our website using your PayPal account or a credit card. If you require a postal entry, please contact us. Entries on the day for this event will not be accepted. 
A copy of the UKA rulebook can be found here. We will have a UK Athletics Race Adjudicator present on the day of the event.
Please familiarise yourself with the rules to prevent disappointment on the day.

A cut of time of 3 hours 15 minutes is set for this event. If you have not made the 7 mile timing point in 1 hour 45 then you will be withdrawn from the event.

What's Included?

For your entrance fee, you will receive a bespoke medal, designed especially for this event. You will also receive a technical t-shirt. Electronic timing is available for the event and you will receive gun & chip start times, and a 7 mile split time for the event. You will have access to a free online training programme and also you will be part of the 2017 Devizes Half Marathon.

Venue Information

The charming historic market town of Devizes lies at the very heart of Wiltshire. Founded in Norman times at the boundaries (the Latin 'ad Divisas') of surrounding villages, the town grew up around the castle. The outline of the town walls shows in the 'D' shape of the centre which retains its mediaeval street plan. The town is compact and, being on the level, easy to walk round. Some buildings survive from the 16thC including the renowned hat shop in St John's Alley. 

Devizes is lucky to have kept many small independent shops offering a wide range of goods not found elsewhere - with service to match. Weekly general and collectors' markets and regular farmers' and continental markets bring added colour.

The spectacular Caen Hill flight of 29 locks leading up to Devizes was a major engineering feat when built at the end of the 18thC. The tow path from the Wharf leads to the locks and provides excellent views of the countryside. Boat hire and trips on the canal are available in the summer.

The surrounding countryside offers stately homes, picturesque villages, great pubs, attractive waterways and fantastic walking and cycling in stunning scenery.

Training for this event

You should ensure that you train your body for endurance road running events and build up your stamina. This will enhance your overall fitness. A combination of strengthened joints and also fitness will aid in your successful completion of this event and assist with your recovery after the event. As you will be running for a long period of time, you should ensure that you train for the event by undertaking some longer running sessions. We also recommend that you trial your race nutrition prior to race day.
Download a free training programme for this event on our coaching page.

Tags

Running, Run, Road Running, Road Run, Race League, Half Marathon, Marathon, Wiltshire, Wiltshire Race League, Scenic.

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