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Castle Combe Half Marathon


People running the Castle Combe Half Marathon

Cost: 
£5-£32
Event Time:
10:00:00
Event Date: 
25/12/2014
Event Distance:
1.9 - 13.1M

The Castle Combe Half Marathon Course

Wiltshire and the Cotswolds provide stunning countryside and few places more so than at Castle Combe. The village of Castle Combe is often called 'The Prettiest Village in England' and with good reason as it has been a tourist attraction for over 100 year's and with a history that goes back to before the Romans, who build a Fort here because of its proximity to the Fosse Way.

 

In more recent times films such as War Horse have been filmed there as it retains its original charm.

 

This half marathon takes in this gorgeous Cotswold countryside, runs along the ancient Roman Road, the Fosse Way and through the picture postcard village of Castle Combe.

 

The race start and finish are on the nearby Castle Combe motor racing circuit, which gives a safe start area and flat traffic free opening and closing 2 miles. Out on the open road the route can be described as undulating with a few sharp dips and rises along the Fosse Way until you reach the outskirts of Castle Combe Village where you drop down hill a long way intp the village before the 'Sting-in-the-tail' climb back out of the village from approx 10 miles up onto the motor racing circuit where it is flat to the finish.

 

There will be a 3km Fun Run on the circuit starting just after the Half Marathon has departed - entry on the day at just £5.


Event Location: Castle Combe Circuit, Castle Combe, Chippenham, SN14 7EY