The Wiltshire 10
The Wiltshire 10 is a road race that is sponsored by the Wiltshire Times, starting from the King George V Playing Fields in Melksham over a certified Ten Mile course. The route follows a gently undulating course through rural Wiltshire and loops around the historic village of Lacock before following the River Avon back to the finish in Melksham. The course is capable of producing fast times with the current course records being 52:14 (Simon Plummer of City of Salisbury A&RC in 2013) and 56:18 (Jenny Spink of Bristol & West AC in 2016).
The Wiltshire 10 was last run on Valentines Day - Sunday 14th February starting at 10:00 when it will also hosted the 2016 South West Inter-Counties Road Running championships for England Athletics.
A map of the course can be found here.
Some sections of the course are prone to flooding and so the route has been designed with a degree of contingency should this occur, utilising the raised walkways on the River Avon crossings in Lacock and also a certified accurate diversion for the section alongside the River Avon in Melksham.
Prizes in The Wiltshire 10 were awarded to the following:
- 1st, 2nd and 3rd Man
- 1st, 2nd and 3rd Women
- 1st MV40 & 1st FV40
- 1st MV50 & 1st FV50
- 1st MV60 & 1st FV60
- 1st Men's team of 4 runners
- 1st Ladies team of 3 runners
All finishers will receive a specially minted medal and goody bag.
The Wiltshire 10 was last held on February 14th 2016 when it hosted the South West Inter-Counties Road Running championships for England Athletics. Full results of the race can be found here.
The Race Headquarters will be at "The Bear" Public House courtesy of JD Wetherspoon
For a venue map, please click here