The Melksham 10 mile road race will be held on Sunday 16th September 2012 starting at 10:00 a.m. from King George V Playing Fields in Melksham, Wiltshire. The course is certified for accuracy by the AUKCM and will benefit from precision chip timing courtesy of DB Max.
The course is also very scenic as it winds through the West Wiltshire countryside and takes runners through the historic village of Lacock before finishing alongside the river Avon back in Melksham. The course holds the potential for fast times, boasting course records of 52:35 for Men and 60:15 for Ladies.
This year the event is race #9 of the inaugural Wiltshire Race League and is also hosting the Wiltshire county road running championships for the distance.
Entries are open online through the Runners World website, with prizes being awarded to the winners of the V40, V50 & V60 age categories. There are also prizes up for grabs for the first teams of 4-runners from the same club, and points to be earned in the Wiltshire Race League too. Entries will be available on the day up to 09:30 subject to the race limit being reached.
More information about the event including course maps and results of previous years races can be found at www.stampedesports.co.uk.
Club members are reminded, however, that the Oldbury Power Station 10 Mile Road Race is on the same day and incorporates the Avon County Championships – so it would be nice to see a lot of club vests at Oldbury.