ARCHIVED RACE: Devizes Half Marathon @ The Green, Devizes, Wiltshire, United Kingdom on 08 April 2018

Race Info & Description

Race Information:

  • Event Name: Devizes Half Marathon
  • Distance (KMs): 21.1
  • Distance (Miles): 13.1
  • Date: 08 April 2018
  • Start Time: 09:30 am
  • Venue: The Green
  • Best Time (Men): 01:16:45
  • Best Time (Women): 01:18:46
  • Organised By: LPS Events
  • Race Website: Click Here.

Race Facilities

  • Has Toilets? Yes
  • Has Changing Facilities? Yes
  • Has Water Stations? Yes - Multiple Water Stations
  • Has Prizes / Awards? Yes - Has Awards or Prizes

Race Description

Event Accolades
Voted top UK road race in 2016 by Racecheck.
Voted race of the year in 2016 by Wiltshire Athletics.
Runner up race of the year in 2015 by Wiltshire Athletics.

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, 2:05, 2:10, 2:15, 2:20, 2:25, 2:30, 2:45, 3:00 and a sweep runner (3:15) then we would love to hear from you, plus, free club promotion.
Email now.

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, we will provide everything. 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.

Wiltshire Road Race League
The Devizes Half Marathon will be taking a break from the Wiltshire Road Race League (WRRL) in 2018 as it has been included for the last 3 years.

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

If you want to take part?
We also have a fun run – click here.

Sponsorship & Fundraising
If you wish to fundraise for this event, we are encouraging support to The Wiltshire Air Ambulance.

Wiltshire Air Ambulance provide an essential Helicopter Emergency Medical Service (HEMS) throughout the county and beyond. The crew works alongside SWASfT (the South Western Ambulance Service foundation Trust) land crews and other emergency services to deliver the best medical care possible to anybody who lives, works or travels in Wiltshire.

The air ambulance can scramble in just two minutes and reach anywhere in Wiltshire within nine minutes. The speed of our helicopter, along with the skill of our crew, can make the difference between life and death.

We fly up to 19 hours a day and attend, on average, 3 potentially lifesaving missions in that time. We are called to all kinds of emergencies, from road traffic collisions to cardiac incidents, child-related emergencies to horseriding and cycling injuries. These incidents are not just in Wiltshire but in neighbouring counties as well.

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) and jelly babies.

Race Number & Timing Chip Collection
You will be able to arrive on the day of the Devizes Half Marathon and pick up your race number and timing chip on the day of the race. Collection will be open between 07:30 and 09:00 on the day Registration must be completed 30 minutes prior to the start time. If you are late, you will not be able to race.

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. LPS Events Ltd will not be held liable for any parking infringements.

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

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.

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.

Food vendor – TBC

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 1st, 2nd, 3rd, 4th & 5th 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) & 1st placed 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.
The minimum age to take part in this event is 17, this age is set by UK Athletics and we are unable to overide this.

A cut of time of 3 hours 15 minutes is set for this event.
If you have not made the 2 mile point in 0 hour 40 minutes then you will be withdrawn from the event.
If you have not made the 7 mile timing point in 1 hour 45 minutes 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 finishers memento. 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 2018 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.


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