Compton Bassett 5 mile 2023

Sunday 20th August 2023

The UKA Licensed Compton Basset 5 Road Race returns in 2023.

Key information:

The Race & Entries

This 5 mile event has been carefully devised to provide you with a fast & flat 5 mile race that all runners hunting down a PB will love.

The race will have a 200 runner entry limit so enter early to avoid disappointment.

The Route

Setting off circa 250m beyond the Compton Bassett Benson Hall (SN11 8RQ), the route is flat! The first section of the route will see you run out on the minor C15. Compton Basset road towards Highway. At circa 0.8 miles you will leave this road and turn right to begin the next section of the route: the ‘Highway Loop’. This loop is a quiet unclassified country road that is, most importantly, nice and level to ensure that you settle into your rhythm for the next couple of miles. As you reach half distance you will rejoin the C15, Compton Bassett road, albeit further up than when you initially left it. The route then continues along this road, turning left again at circa 3.2 miles to contnue along this road until at just over 4 miles where you will bear right to remain on the road that you left it earlier to begin the final mile towards the finish which is  back at the Benson Hall.

We, at Calne Running Club, hope you enjoy this route.  It has been carefully planned to lead on from our ever successful Heddington 5k series and will help ensure that fast, flat and enjoyable races are in your diary. The race has an ARC race permit and a certificate of course accuracy, together with suitable medical cover and plenty of water at the finish.  As with our other races, chip timing is courtesy of DB Max.

Event Headquarters

Compton Bassett Benson Hall, Briar Leaze, Compton Bassett, Calne, SN11 8RQ.

Free parking is available within close proximity of the start courtesy of a local farmer. Please be aware that a lack of courtesy and parking elsewhere could jeopardise the future running of the event.


Entry Fees

In advance £15 (affiliated) £17.00 (non-affiliated)

On the day (unless 300 max limit has been reached) £15.00 (affiliated) £17.00 (non-affiliated)


08:00 – Registration to collect race numbers and on the day entries open
09:45 – Race briefing outside the village hall
09:55 – Mass walk down to the start
10:00 – Race starts circa 250m from the Benson Hall


**Bespoke pottery coaster for all finishers**

Awards will go to:

Male Overall (1st 2nd 3rd)
Female Overall (1st 2nd 3rd)
Male Vet 40 (1st)
Male Vet 50 (1st)
Male Vet 60 (1st)
Male Vet 70 (1st)
Female Vet 35 (1st)
Female Vet 45 (1st)
Female Vet 55 (1st)
Female Vet 65 (1st)

MINIMUM AGE: 16 years on day of race (under 18 requires parent/guardian consent)


Results 2023 HERE

Previous Results

Compton Basset 5 2019

Compton Basset 5 2018.

Prize Giving

To take place promptly after the last person has finished.


Free car parking
Village Hall registration and toilet facilities
Additional Toilet Facilities are being provided
Chip timing

Code of Conduct

Please be polite to all marshals on the 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 and UKA rules at all times.