The Cheddar Gorge Omnium see runners take on 4 events over an afternoon (Bronze or Silver) or 5 events over 2 days (Gold or Platinum) with a final ranking based on the finish positions across each event. Runners collect a multi piece medal for the Omnium races. The Omnium is a fun, multi-event challenge with a friendly and inclusive atmosphere. Runners will complete a 1km run, a Hill Climb and a 100m sprint on the Saturday afternoon. The final event of Saturday is either a 6km (Bronze) or 10km (Silver, Gold, Platinum), which see runners also joined by runners taking part in the stand alone 6km and 10km races. Gold Omnium racers return on the Sunday to run the Half Marathon, their fifth and final event. Platinum Omnium races return on the Sunday to run the Marathon, their fifth and final event.
The Ham to Lyme races take in the stunning Liberty Trail that runs from Ham Hill Country Park in Somerset to Lyme Regis in Dorset. The route passes through some fabulous locations and pretty villages, including the enchanting Wayford Woods, the breathtaking panoramas from Lambert's Castle. Finally, descending to the outstanding Lyme Regis with its famous Cobb.
This is a cracking route; it really showcases rural Somerset - Dorset at their best. Although hilly in places and the ground occasionally uneven, you will be running through such quaint landscapes that it wont matter so much. The route is based on one taken by six villagers that went to join the Monmouth Rebellion in 1685, so you will literally be running through history.
The one lap route is on quiet country roads. The course profile is mainly flat, so we will expect some super fast times.
The route for the Bridgwater Half Marathon is the same as in previous years.
Safety will be key and on everyone’s minds for this run, both competitors and motorists alike. With a large number of runners taking part there will be ample marshals and signs warning traffic of runners and these will be placed throughout the course. Drinking water stations with cups will be sited throughout the course.
The route of the 10K uses the experience of the Half Marathon and follows the same course out until the junction with Stawell Road, where it turns around and follows the same picturesque route back to Morganians Rugby Club through the beautiful village of Chedzoy.
Safety will be key and on everyone’s minds for this run, both competitors and motorists alike. With a large number of runners taking part there will be ample marshals and signs warning traffic of runners and these will be placed throughout the course.
Drinking water stations with cups will be sited throughout the course.
The world-famous London Marathon route has remained largely unchanged since the inaugural race in 1981 and encompasses many of the capital’s most mesmerising landmarks, old and new.
You can enjoy a fly-through video, as well as an interactive map of the course, below, and if you’d like to learn about the history of the Virgin London Marathon, we have also provided a rundown of the key milestones along the route…
The Taunton route runs through the picturesque Longrun Meadow taking in views across Taunton. The route has a mixed terrain with gentle slopes but is mainly on gravel paths. There are lots of opportunities for supporters to cheer on their loved ones and the whole event has a fantastic atmosphere.
The Weston Super Half will set off from the entrance to the Grand Pier on Marine Parade. It will take in the glorious sites of Weston-super-Mare and the surrounding picturesque Somerset villages and countryside in this single lap, closed road, fast half marathon event. And the piece de resistance, a totally unique opportunity to finish a quarter of a mile out to sea on Westons Grand Pier.
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