Compton Bassett 5

Sunday 29 April 2018
**** NEW EVENT FOR 2018 ****

2018 Results

Many thanks to all the runners who supported our inaugural event, we hope you enjoyed it as much as we did.

Full race results are now available via the LPS events results page, please follow this link to view the results.

We look forward to welcoming you back again next year!

The Race & Entries

Following on from the success of the Heddington 5k series this new 5 mile event has been carefully devised to provide you with another fast & flat 5 mile race that all runners hunting down a PB will love.

For race updates, latest news and more please like the designated CB5 Facebook Page.

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 into 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 LPS Events.

Event Headquarters

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

Free parking is available in two locations within 0.5 miles of the start courtesy of a local farmer. Please be aware that a lack of courtesy and parking elsewhere could jeapordise the future running of the event.


Entry Fees

In advance (until 20 April 2018) £12.00 (affiliated) £14.00 (non-affiliated)

On the day (unless 300 max limit has been reached – please register early to avoid disappointment, on the day entries are likely to be sold out due to online entries!!!!) £14.00 (affiliated) £16.00 (non-affiliated)


09:15 – Registration to collect race numbers and on the day entries open
10:45 – Race briefing outside the village hall
10:55 – Mass walk down to the start
11:00 – Race starts circa 250m from the Benson Hall


**Bespoke Medal 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 will be published on LPS Events as soon as possible after the race is completed.

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 by Wessington Cabins
Chip timing

Race #2 Wiltshire Road Race League

We are pleased to announce that the Compton Bassett 5 will be the second race in the 2018 Wiltshire Road Race League. This is fantastic news so make sure that you enter quickly to avoid disappointment and maximise the points your club will gain for your participation in the race. More information on the Wiltshire Road Race League can be found via the Wiltshire Athletics Association website.

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 ARC rules at all times.