2020 Race Series
*Event Cancellation – Important Information*
We at Calne Running Club hope this notification finds you safe and well. Please find below important, and unfortunate, information relating to the 2020 Heddington 5k Series.
Cancellation of the 2020 Heddington 5k Series
It may come as no surprise that we, at Calne Running Club, are now ready to announce the cancellation of the 2020 series.
Why make this announcement now? As many of you may be aware, England Athletics have now announced that all road races are not able to take place until at least the end of July. This of course already rules out, categorically, two of our three planned events. We then feel that it would be irresponsible to consider holding the event at the beginning of August. This is for a number of reasons but primarily focuses on the safety of runners, marshals and of course those who live in and around the route itself. It is also of course possible, if not likely, that the ban on road races will stretch beyond this date. It is also unlikely that we will be able to respond in time to the measures needed to safely organise an event in a new climate, if and when this occurs.
What happens to my entry fee?
Heddington 5k series has always held close to its heart the need to keep entry costs low while putting on a great show, meaning to date we have managed to keep the entry fee to just £5. That being said, event costs are still incurred and Calne Running Club are in the unfortunate position of now carrying full event costs with no income due to the timing of event preparation occurring prior to any lockdown measures being anticipated.
That being said, Calne Running Club will live to fight another day and will focus on making next year’s events a success. Many charities, however, may not be in the same situation. The lack of racing this year, and associated fundraising, will be leaving a large whole in many charities’ finances. With this in mind, we would like to propose that 100% of all entry fees received goes directly to charity.
We propose that the charity in receipt of this money is the Wiltshire Air Ambulance. Why them? To put it simply, none of us runners know when we may be at the receiving end of the fantastic service they offer and we think it is only right we do something small to support them during these challenging times.
How much will this be? Currently we have received 84 entries totalling £460. The proposition will be that every penny of this goes directly to Wiltshire Air Ambulance.
If any runner is particularly adverse to this suggestion, then please contact us. Please contact us prior to Sunday 21st June 2020. After this date, we will set the wheels in motion to donate this money to charity.
For now, it’s goodbye from us
We know this is a really tough time but rest assured, we will be back in 2021 (all being safe to do so!).
For now, we at Calne Running Club would like to wish you all the best of health and we’ll be seeing you around soon.
All the best,
Denise & Simon
Calne Running Club
Heddington 5k race directors
2019 Heddington 5k Series
14th May 19: HERE
11th June 19: HERE
9th June 19: HERE
August 13th handicap in reverse : HERE
Congratulations to Devizes Simon Gilbert and Jennifer MacMaster for our 2019 Series winners.
We have now reached the end of the 2018 summer series. Big thanks to all those runners who continued to support our race series. Any further updates will be well publicised via social media so be sure to like our ‘Heddington 5k Series’ facebook page to avoid missing out on the latest news.
Many thanks to all those athletes who completed one, two or all of the races in the 2018 Heddington 5k series!
For event results please follow this link to the LPS Events results page.
Very fast and flat course around the quiet country lanes of Heddington. A superb course for chasing a PB!!!!
Charles Willis Hall, Church Road, Heddington, SN11 0PH (adjacent to the Church of England primary school – Toilets available)
Free parking is available in the field opposite the Ivy Inn. Please follow signs and marshal directions
Just £5 via entry central!! (£7 non-affiliated)
18:00 Registration to collect race numbers
19:15 Race briefing at Charles Willis Hall and walk to race start.
19:30 Race start.
Results will be published on LPS Events page as soon as possible after the race is completed.
**Chip timing will be provided by LPS Events**
Code of Conduct
Please be polite to all marshals on course, all pedestrians and other road users. Should you withdraw from the event for any reason, please alert one of the event staff and return your racing bib to them. Follow the highway code at all times and ARC rules.
Race of the year 2017!!
We are proud to announce that the Heddington 5k Series won the Wiltshire Athletics Association race of the year for 2017! Thank you to everybody who voted for our event, it is great to know that you love the event as we do.