Compton Bassett 5 mile 2024

The one you’ve been waiting for!

The UKA Licensed and WRRL #6, Compton Bassett 5 Mile returns for 2024

Race takes place on: Sunday 8th September 2024 at 10AM…Be late, be disappointed!

Key information:

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

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 make sure to enter early to avoid disappointment.

You can enter the event by following this link. On the day entries will only be available if the entry limit hasn’t been reached.

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 continue 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.

Facilities…don’t get caught short!

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, (Please follow marshal directions to the location of the car parking)

Village Hall registration and toilet facilities

Chip timing

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

Prizes…otherwise, why would you?

**Bespoke pottery coaster for all finishers**

Prize giving will take place promptly after the last person has finished

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)

Previous Results

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.