Wednesday Past Runs


Date Summary Details
05-08-2015 Valley of the stones Clockwise
12-08-2015 Timed road 10K Try and improve your club championship score.
19-08-2015 MRC 2 - Old Eagle Across the college fields, down to old Old Eagle, Rockley Road to Ogbourne Maizey, cross the A346 onto the railway Line, Poulton hill, high street, LC.
26-08-2015 Timed off road 10K
02-09-2015 MRC 5 - Savernake Forest Savernake forest. Map route is 8.2 miles. But there are several short cuts.
09-09-2015 Valley of the stones - Anti clockwise Anti clockwise. Hi viz tops needed from now
16-09-2015 Out & Back along Chopping Knife Along high street, London Road to Chopping Knife. Turn left into Kings Drive @ 3.3 miles. Keep going straight, do not turn left into Stones lane. After 30 minutes then turn round.
23-09-2015 MRC 6. Not quite the Pig farm. (7.7 miles) Along high street, London Road to Chopping Knife. Past Cook a trop lane (Pig farm turn) take next left. Cross over main road. At top of hill turn sharp left, Thickets road. Up Cook a trop lane to chopping knife. Back to LC.
30-09-2015 Timed Road 10K Preshute Lane to between Lockeridge and West Overton, via the green in Lockeridge, then back the same way.
07-10-2015 Pig farm. Clockwise
14-10-2015 Lockeridge / West Overton
21-10-2015 Zero run. Reservior / VOTS
28-10-2015 Pig farm. Anti clockwise The clocks have moved back.
04-11-2015 Timed Road 10K Normal route. Out and back from Preshute Lane, through Manton and Lockeridge, turning at the 5k marker on the way to West Overton
11-11-2015 Pig farm. Clockwise
18-11-2015 Out & Back along Chopping Knife Along high street, London Road to Chopping Knife. Turn left into Kings Drive @ 3.3 miles. Keep going straight, do not turn left into Stones lane. After 30 minutes then turn round.
25-11-2015 Reservoir - clockwise Its a full moon and hopefully clear. For the adventurous VoTS as well
02-12-2015 Lockeridge / West Overton
09-12-2015 Pig farm. Anti clockwise
16-12-2015 Timed road 10K Last chance to log a 10K time for the club championship, for a change we will use the through Lockeridge, turn left at Clatford towards West Woods, than at the correct point turn round and run back route.
23-12-2015 Christmas run with Royal Wottoon Bassett Hounds & Swindon Striders Park in the Jubilee lake Car Park - Run starting from here Postcode: SN4 7AU Time: 18:30. Dress code: Very Christmassy
30-12-2015 Pig Farm - Clockwise
06-01-2016 Lockeridge/West Overton
13-01-2016 Out and Back - Chopping Knife (30 mins)
20-01-2016 Reservoir - Clockwise
27-01-2016 Pig Farm - Clockwise Due to weather conditions and availability of timing/signposting bodies the 10k is postponed. Another week to work on the PB!
03-02-2016 Timed 10k Self-timed
10-02-2016 Lockeridge/West Overton
17-02-2016 Timed Road 10k Neil and Karina to time and sign post
24-02-2016 Zero Run - Reservoir
02-03-2016 Out and Back - Chopping Knife (30 mins)
09-03-2016 Pig Farm - Clockwise Last Pig Farm run until later this year!
16-03-2016 Orienteering Run Pick up points for visiting locations around Marlborough shown on a map. You've one hour to score as many points as you can, with penalties if you don't get back within the hour.
23-03-2016 Timed Road 10k John and Richard timing and KM posting
30-03-2016 MRC 6. Not quite the Pig farm. (7.7 miles) Along the High Street, London Rd to Chopping Knife. Past Cook a trop lane (Pig Farm turn) take next left. Cross over main road. At top of the hill turn sharp left, Thickets Rd. Up Cook a trop lane to Chopping knife. Back to LC.
06-04-2016 Reservoir/VotS
13-04-2016 West Woods Across A4, past tennis courts. Footpaths to Manton drive. Footpaths to West Woods and through West Woods. Plenty of short cut options. Into Lockeridge and back to LC
20-04-2016 Timed Road 10k Abbie and Alan timing and KM posting
27-04-2016 Old Eagle (MRC 2) 6.7 miles. Across College fields, down to Old Eagle, Rockley Road to Ogbourne Maizey, cross the A346 onto the railway line, Poulton hill, High St to LC
04-05-2016 West Woods From the Rugby Club, Hyde Lane, right past the church, left along Pewsey Road. Right along Granham Close. Left up hill, then along ridge. Left then right at road, then down to West Woods entrance (3miles). Normal route through West Woods, returning via Lockeridge, Manton and Preshute.
11-05-2016 Valley of the Stones (VotS) **MDC Marshal Kit Collection**
18-05-2016 Timed Road 10k Jane and Kirsty timing and KM posting
25-05-2016 Savernake Forest 8.2 miles (plenty of shortcuts!)
01-06-2016 Railway Line (MRC3) 7.6 Miles High Street, Poulton Hill. Take Pig Farm turn then turn left onto railway track. At Ogbourne Maizey turn right (grit your teeth!), at top turn right down to Thickets Road, across field through Church to Poulton Hill, back to LC
08-06-2016 Reservoir/VotS Zero run
15-06-2016 MRC 6. Not quite the Pig farm. **RR Marshal Kit Collection. Please arrive early if collecting kit** 7.7 miles Along the High Street, London Rd to Chopping Knife. Past Cook a trop lane (Pig Farm turn) take next left. Cross over main road. At top of the hill turn sharp left, Thickets Rd. Up Cook a trop lane to Chopping knife. Back to LC.
22-06-2016 Timed Off Road 10k Need a volunteer to do the timing please.
29-06-2016 West Woods Across A4, past tennis courts. Footpaths to Manton drive. Footpaths to West Woods and through West Woods. Plenty of short cut options. Into Lockeridge and back to LC
06-07-2016 MRC 3 Railway line High street, Poulton hill. Take pig farm turn then turn left onto railway track. At Ogbourne Maizey turn right, at top turn right down to Thicketts road, accross field through Church to Poulton hill, back to LC
13-07-2016 Reservoir circuit Start by skirting around the outside of the College playing fields, then run alongside Frees Avenue, and follow the gallops to the Reservoir. Turn left, and return via the Manton Down car park, and across the fields to the Leisure Centre. 6.85 miles, or longer if the Valley of the Stones is included after the Reservoir.
20-07-2016 Timed Road 10k
27-07-2016 MRC Old Eagle & Ogbourne Maizey circuit 7.0 miles Out of the back of the Leisure Centre, then around the playing fields (keeping to the edge) to Frees Avenue. Turn left, then stay off-road down to Old Eagle. Up the track opposite. At the top, turn right across the gallops, then left. Turn right on the bridleway down to Ogbourne Maizey. Cross the A346, then return along the railway path, Poulton Hill, and the high Street. (Can be shortened by taking the road route from Old Eagle to Ogbourne, or lengthened by heading down to Ogbourne St Andrew from the gallops, reaching Ogbourne Maizey across the fields parallel with the A346.)
03-08-2016 MRC Valley of the Stones 8.4 miles Out of the back of the Leisure Centre, then along the path that goes along the back of Barton Park. Turn right, and follow the path to the farm road. Left, then right at the t-junction and follow the road to the car park. Head towards the Reservoir, turning left after 650m through new bridle gate. Through second bridle gate, and follow the track down into the valley. Bear right, cross the valley, and follow the track with the valley bottom to your right. Run alongside the gallops to the Herepath. Turn right, and follow the Herepath down then up, eventually reaching the Reservoir. Turn right, and along the byway to the car park. Return via Manton Hollow and through Barton Park.
10-08-2016 MRC West Woods 7.8 miles From the Leisure Centre, cross the A4 and past Preshute Church. Up the track to the right of the tennis courts. On reaching the top of the ridge, turn right. Cross Manton Drove (left then right), then follow the footpath to Clatford Bottom and the main West Woods entrance. Up the main forest road. Turn left after 250m along track. then sharp right after 250m. Take next left, and run beside the Wansdyke for 750m. Turn left, then right, and follow the Wansdyke for another 450m. Bear right, and follow the wide path to the bottom of the valley. Turn right, and follow main track for 1.6km. turn left up forest road to reach small car park. Turn right, and follow farm road to Lockeridge. Turn right, and return along roads via Clatford, Manton, and Preshute Lane, then back to Leisure Centre through Preshute churchyard.
17-08-2016 MRC Score Orienteering Following the success of the Street Orienteering training session held during the winter, this will be something similar, but more off-road. It will be for teams of two or more, with the usual fabulous array of prizes! Suitable for runners, and for those who prefer more leisurely activity.
24-08-2016 MRC Savernake Forest and Stitchcombe 8.2 miles Leisure Centre, Pewsey Road, left and across George Lane, and half right up the path to Ducks Meadow. Half right up the path to cross Orchard Road. Continue in the same direction, crossing Upper Churchfields and along footpath. Left at the end, and along road Salisbury Road. Half left across main road, then right and up track, entering woods at the top of the hill. Across picnic area to reach gravel road (Long Harry). Left, and follow to end of Long Harry at Grand Avenue. Turn right, and along Grand Avenue for 0.7 mile. At Eight Walks, turn 90degrees left, and along Sawpit Drive for 0.4 mile. Turn left, and follow road to reach the A4. Cross road, turn right, then immediately left. Follow the road for 0.8 mile to sharp right-hand bend. Take track on the left. Along track, bearing onto path on the right, where main track bears left. Follow the path along the top of the valley side, eventually reaching Chopping Knife Lane. Turn left. Return to Leisure Centre via The Parade and the High Street. (Various short-cuts are available once in the Forest, saving 1 - 2.5 miles)
31-08-2016 MRC Zero Run 7.1 miles plus warm-up Out of the back of the Leisure Centre, and jog to the start of the gallops via the outside of the College playing fields and Frees Avenue (1.35miles). The Zero Run starts at the beginnig of the gallops. Follow the Herepath for 3 miles, passing the Reservoir, and Delling Copse on the right. At the top of the hill, turn left, and follow the path above the Valley of the Stones, for a mile. Cross the vally floor, and climb the hill opposite. Turn right after the gate at the top, and along the byway to the car park. Return via Manton Hollow and through Barton Park. (The alternative route, turning left at the Reservoir, is 1.7 miles shorter.)
07-09-2016 MRC Road 10k Starting at the eastern end of Preshute Lane, run through Manton and Clatford to Lockeridge. Turn sharp right at the green, then left after 280m towards West Overton. Continue for just under 1km, turning around by the large barm on the right. Return by retracing the same route.
14-09-2016 MRC Reservoir Anticlockwise 6.9 miles Out of the back of the Leisure Centre, and run to the start of the gallops via the outside of the College playing fields and Frees Avenue Follow the Herepath for 2.3 miles. At the Reservoir, just before the top of the hill, turn left, and follow the byway, bearing right where it forks after a mile, to reach. the car park. Across the car park, turn left, then right at the road. Follow the road, bearing right after 0.2 miles, then after the brow of the hill turn left through the farm road entrance. After 100m turn right, and follow track across field. At junction, turn right towards Manton Hollow. At next junction turn left along track beside field, down hill, up hill, and finally down to road. Turn right to return to Leisure Centre.
21-09-2016 MRC Chopping Knife Lane/Stitchcombe Circuit 7.7 miles Leisure Centre, High Street, London Road, to Choppingknife Lane. Follow Choppingknife for 2miles, then turn left down hill. After 0.3 miles cross the Axford road, and follow the road opposite for 0.6 miles. Turn sharp left, and follow the road to Minal. Turn left, cross the road, turn right, and follow the road over the river, the up to Choppingknife. Turn right, and return via London Road and the High Street.
28-09-2016 MRC Lockeridge and West Overton 7.9 miles From the Leisure Centre to Bath Road. Turn right, and follow the main road to the second traffic lights just before Manton. Cross road, and take the footpath to Bridge St. Turn left, and follow to right bend into High St. Follow this road through Manton, past Clatford, to the crossroads in Lockeridge. Turn right, then next left and follow towards West Overton. After 0.8 miles, turn right down Church Hill. Turn left at the bottom. At T-junction turn right, then left at the next junction to return to Lockeridge. Retrace the route through Lockeridge to Manton. At the bend, turn right along Preshute Lane. Turn left at the end, and return to the Leisure Centre passing Preshute Church.
05-10-2016 MRC Pig Farm clockwise 7.1 miles Leisure Centre, Marlborough High Street, to the left of the Town Hall, then along the footpath past St Mary's. Cross the main road, and follow St Martins and Poulton Hill. After crossing the Og, turn left, and follow the road for 1.7 miles. Turn sharp right past the farm buildings, then continue for 1.2 miles. At the bottom of the hill, turn left, then right after 100m along Werg, which becomes Cock-A-Troop Lane. Athe the T-junction, turn right, and follow Chopping Knife Lane to London Road. Turn right, and follow London Road. At the fist roundabout turn right. At the next, turn half left into New Road which leads back to the High Street. Return to the Leisure Centre past St Peter's Church.
12-10-2016 MRC Reservoir Anticlockwise 6.9 miles Out of the back of the Leisure Centre, and run to the start of the gallops via the outside of the College playing fields and Frees Avenue Follow the Herepath for 2.3 miles. At the Reservoir, just before the top of the hill, turn left, and follow the byway, bearing right where it forks after a mile, to reach. the car park. Across the car park, turn left, then right at the road. Follow the road, bearing right after 0.2 miles, then after the brow of the hill turn left through the farm road entrance. After 100m turn right, and follow track across field. At junction, turn right towards Manton Hollow. At next junction turn left along track beside field, down hill, up hill, and finally down to road. Turn right to return to Leisure Centre.
19-10-2016 30 minutes out and back
26-10-2016 MRC Timed Road 10k Starting at the eastern end of Preshute Lane, run through Manton and Clatford to Lockeridge. Turn sharp right at the green, then left after 280m towards West Overton. Continue for just under 1km, turning around by the large barm on the right. Return by retracing the same route.
02-11-2016 MRC Pig Farm anticlockwise 7.1 miles Leisure Centre, Marlborough High Street, then turn right at the roundabout onto London Road. Continue to Chopping Knife Lane. Follow Chopping Knife Lane, bearing right after 0.2 miles. Continue for another 0.7 miles, and turn left down Cock-A-Troop Lane, which becomes Werg. At the Minal-Axford road, turn left, then right after 100m up Greenway Road. After 1.2 miles, turn sharp left. Continue for 1.7 miles. At T-junction, turn right and follow Poulton Hill, then St Martins, to The Green. Cross the main road, and take the path across The Green, past the church, to Kingsbury Street. Cross, and join the High Street, returning to the Leisure Centre past St Peter's Church.
09-11-2016 MRC Road 10k Starting at the eastern end of Preshute Lane, run through Manton and Clatford to Lockeridge. Turn sharp right at the green, then left after 280m towards West Overton. Continue for just under 1km, turning around by the large barm on the right. Return by retracing the same route.
16-11-2016 MRC Reservoir Anticlockwise 6.9 miles Out of the back of the Leisure Centre, and run to the start of the gallops via the outside of the College playing fields and Frees Avenue Follow the Herepath for 2.3 miles. At the Reservoir, just before the top of the hill, turn left, and follow the byway, bearing right where it forks after a mile, to reach. the car park. Across the car park, turn left, then right at the road. Follow the road, bearing right after 0.2 miles, then after the brow of the hill turn left through the farm road entrance. After 100m turn right, and follow track across field. At junction, turn right towards Manton Hollow. At next junction turn left along track beside field, down hill, up hill, and finally down to road. Turn right to return to Leisure Centre.
23-11-2016 MRC Pig Farm clockwise 7.1 miles Leisure Centre, Marlborough High Street, to the left of the Town Hall, then along the footpath past St Mary's. Cross the main road, and follow St Martins and Poulton Hill. After crossing the Og, turn left, and follow the road for 1.7 miles. Turn sharp right past the farm buildings, then continue for 1.2 miles. At the bottom of the hill, turn left, then right after 100m along Werg, which becomes Cock-A-Troop Lane. Athe the T-junction, turn right, and follow Chopping Knife Lane to London Road. Turn right, and follow London Road. At the fist roundabout turn right. At the next, turn half left into New Road which leads back to the High Street. Return to the Leisure Centre past St Peter's Church.
30-11-2016 MRC Out and Back - Up to 8.77 miles Follow this route for as far as you can in 30 minutes. Return along the same route. From the Leisure Centre to Bath Road. Turn left, then left at the church and along the High Street. Pass to the right of the Town Hall, and go right at the roundabout onto London Road. Follow London Road, turning left at the next roundabout, up the hill to Chopping Kinfe Lane. Turn left then right and follow Chopping Kinife Lane, bearing right after about 400m. Stay on Chopping Kife Lane for about another 2.5 km to Stitchcombe, where the main road turn left. Go straight on at this point along the even more minor road, which turns left down the hill, then right along the valley. After 500m continue staright on, Turn around after another 1km where the road ends.
07-12-2016 MRC Reservoir Anticlockwise 6.9 miles Out of the back of the Leisure Centre, and run to the start of the gallops via the outside of the College playing fields and Frees Avenue Follow the Herepath for 2.3 miles. At the Reservoir, just before the top of the hill, turn left, and follow the byway, bearing right where it forks after a mile, to reach. the car park. Across the car park, turn left, then right at the road. Follow the road, bearing right after 0.2 miles, then after the brow of the hill turn left through the farm road entrance. After 100m turn right, and follow track across field. At junction, turn right towards Manton Hollow. At next junction turn left along track beside field, down hill, up hill, and finally down to road. Turn right to return to Leisure Centre.
14-12-2016 MRC Road 10k Starting at the eastern end of Preshute Lane, run through Manton and Clatford to Lockeridge. Turn sharp right at the green, then left after 280m towards West Overton. Continue for just under 1km, turning around by the large barm on the right. Return by retracing the same route.
21-12-2016 MRC Christmas Dinner Evening There will be an early run for those who can make it, leaving from the Leisure Centre at 6pm. Details to follow.
28-12-2016 No MRC training Marlborough Leisure Centre will be closing early.
04-01-2017 MRC Regrouping Run This will be a planned regrouping run. The route is from the Leisure Centre, across the A4 and along Preshute Lane to Manton. Then along to Clatford crossroads. Turn left, and keep going another 1.2 miles to West Woods entrance. Turn around and back the same way. When you reach certain points (Manton end of Preshute Lane, Clatford crossroads , West Woods entrance, and Clatform and manton on the way back), turn and and run back to the last runner, then jog with them back to that point. The back marker should end up running about six miles. If you have a Garmin it be interesting to see how much further everyone else runs.
11-01-2017 MRC Reservoir Anticlockwise 6.9 miles Out of the back of the Leisure Centre, and run to the start of the gallops via the outside of the College playing fields and Frees Avenue Follow the Herepath for 2.3 miles. At the Reservoir, just before the top of the hill, turn left, and follow the byway, bearing right where it forks after a mile, to reach. the car park. Across the car park, turn left, then right at the road. Follow the road, bearing right after 0.2 miles, then after the brow of the hill turn left through the farm road entrance. After 100m turn right, and follow track across field. At junction, turn right towards Manton Hollow. At next junction turn left along track beside field, down hill, up hill, and finally down to road. Turn right to return to Leisure Centre.
18-01-2017 MRC Handicap Run A "round the town" run. Details to be confirmed.
25-01-2017 MRC Pig Farm anticlockwise 7.1 miles Leisure Centre, Marlborough High Street, then turn right at the roundabout onto London Road. Continue to Chopping Knife Lane. Follow Chopping Knife Lane, bearing right after 0.2 miles. Continue for another 0.7 miles, and turn left down Cock-A-Troop Lane, which becomes Werg. At the Minal-Axford road, turn left, then right after 100m up Greenway Road. After 1.2 miles, turn sharp left. Continue for 1.7 miles. At T-junction, turn right and follow Poulton Hill, then St Martins, to The Green. Cross the main road, and take the path across The Green, past the church, to Kingsbury Street. Cross, and join the High Street, returning to the Leisure Centre past St Peter's Church.
01-02-2017 Regrouping run Leisure Centre, Preshute Lane, Clatford, West Woods entrance. Back the same way. Five regrouping points along the way.
08-02-2017 MRC Out and Back 8.77 miles Follow this route for as far as you can in 30 minutes. Return along the same route. From the Leisure Centre to Bath Road. Turn left, then left at the church and along the High Street. Pass to the right of the Town Hall, and go right at the roundabout onto London Road. Follow London Road, turning left at the next roundabout, up the hill to Chopping Kinfe Lane. Turn left then right and follow Chopping Kinife Lane, bearing right after about 400m. Stay on Chopping Kife Lane for about another 2.5 km to Stitchcombe, where the main road turn left. Go straight on at this point along the even more minor road, which turns left down the hill, then right along the valley. After 500m continue staright on, Turn around after another 1km where the road ends.
15-02-2017 MRC Out and Back 8.77 miles Follow this route for as far as you can in 30 minutes. Return along the same route. From the Leisure Centre to Bath Road. Turn left, then left at the church and along the High Street. Pass to the right of the Town Hall, and go right at the roundabout onto London Road. Follow London Road, turning left at the next roundabout, up the hill to Chopping Kinfe Lane. Turn left then right and follow Chopping Knife Lane, bearing right after about 400m. Stay on Chopping Knife Lane for about another 2.5 km to Stitchcombe, where the main road turn left. Go straight on at this point along the even more minor road, which turns left down the hill, then right along the valley. After 500m continue staright on, Turn around after another 1km where the road ends.
22-02-2017 Another MRC Handicap Run To be confirmed
01-03-2017 Marlborough College Track session
08-03-2017 MRC Reservoir Anticlockwise 6.9 miles Out of the back of the Leisure Centre, and run to the start of the gallops via the outside of the College playing fields and Frees Avenue Follow the Herepath for 2.3 miles. At the Reservoir, just before the top of the hill, turn left, and follow the byway, bearing right where it forks after a mile, to reach. the car park. Across the car park, turn left, then right at the road. Follow the road, bearing right after 0.2 miles, then after the brow of the hill turn left through the farm road entrance. After 100m turn right, and follow track across field. At junction, turn right towards Manton Hollow. At next junction turn left along track beside field, down hill, up hill, and finally down to road. Turn right to return to Leisure Centre.
15-03-2017 Regrouping Run A short run ahead of the MRC Quiz Night. Further details to follow.
22-03-2017 MRC Pig Farm clockwise 7.1 miles Leisure Centre, Marlborough High Street, to the left of the Town Hall, then along the footpath past St Mary's. Cross the main road, and follow St Martins and Poulton Hill. After crossing the Og, turn left, and follow the road for 1.7 miles. Turn sharp right past the farm buildings, then continue for 1.2 miles. At the bottom of the hill, turn left, then right after 100m along Werg, which becomes Cock-A-Troop Lane. Athe the T-junction, turn right, and follow Chopping Knife Lane to London Road. Turn right, and follow London Road. At the fist roundabout turn right. At the next, turn half left into New Road which leads back to the High Street. Return to the Leisure Centre past St Peter's Church.
29-03-2017 MRC Lockeridge and West Overton 7.95 miles (With options from 5.2 miles upwards) From the Leisure Centre to Bath Road. Turn right, and follow the main road to the second traffic lights just before Manton. Cross road, and take the footpath to Bridge St. Turn left, and follow to right bend into High St. Follow this road through Manton, past Clatford, to the crossroads in Lockeridge. Turn right, then next left and follow towards West Overton. After 0.8 miles, turn right down Church Hill. Turn left at the bottom. At T-junction turn right, then left at the next junction to return to Lockeridge. Retrace the route through Lockeridge to Manton. At the bend, turn right along Preshute Lane. Turn left at the end, and return to the Leisure Centre passing Preshute Church.
05-04-2017 MRC Out and Back - Up to 8.77 miles Follow this route for as far as you can in 30 minutes. Return along the same route. From the Leisure Centre to Bath Road. Turn left, then left at the church and along the High Street. Pass to the right of the Town Hall, and go right at the roundabout onto London Road. Follow London Road, turning left at the next roundabout, up the hill to Chopping Knife Lane. Turn left then right and follow Chopping Knife Lane, bearing right after about 400m. Stay on Chopping Knife Lane for about another 2.5 km to Stitchcombe, where the main road turn left. Go straight on at this point along the even more minor road, which turns left down the hill, then right along the valley. After 500m continue staright on, Turn around after another 1km where the road ends.
12-04-2017 MRC West Woods 7.8 miles From the Leisure Centre, cross the A4 and past Preshute Church. Up the track to the right of the tennis courts. On reaching the top of the ridge, turn right. Cross Manton Drove (left then right), then follow the footpath to Clatford Bottom and the main West Woods entrance. Up the main forest road. Turn left after 250m along track. then sharp right after 250m. Take next left, and run beside the Wansdyke for 750m. Turn left, then right, and follow the Wansdyke for another 450m. Bear right, and follow the wide path to the bottom of the valley. Turn right, and follow main track for 1.6km. turn left up forest road to reach small car park. Turn right, and follow farm road to Lockeridge. Turn right, and return along roads via Clatford, Manton, and Preshute Lane, then back to Leisure Centre through Preshute churchyard.
19-04-2017 MRC Savernake and Stitchcombe 8.2 miles Leisure Centre, Pewsey Road, left and across George Lane, and half right up the path to Ducks Meadow. Half right up the path to cross Orchard Road. Continue in the same direction, crossing Upper Churchfields and along footpath. Left at the end, and along road Salisbury Road. Half left across main road, then right and up track, entering woods at the top of the hill. Across picnic area to reach gravel road (Long Harry). Left, and follow to end of Long Harry at Grand Avenue. Turn right, and along Grand Avenue for 0.7 mile. At Eight Walks, turn 90degrees left, and along Sawpit Drive for 0.4 mile. Turn left, and follow road to reach the A4. Cross road, turn right, then immediately left. Follow the road for 0.8 mile to sharp right-hand bend. Take track on the left. Along track, bearing onto path on the right, where main track bears left. Follow the path along the top of the valley side, eventually reaching Chopping Knife Lane. Turn left. Return to Leisure Centre via The Parade and the High Street. (Various short-cuts are available once in the Forest, saving 1 - 2.5 miles)
26-04-2017 MRC West Woods 7.8 miles From the Leisure Centre, cross the A4 and past Preshute Church. Up the track to the right of the tennis courts. On reaching the top of the ridge, turn right. Cross Manton Drove (left then right), then follow the footpath to Clatford Bottom and the main West Woods entrance. Up the main forest road. Turn left after 250m along track. then sharp right after 250m. Take next left, and run beside the Wansdyke for 750m. Turn left, then right, and follow the Wansdyke for another 450m. Bear right, and follow the wide path to the bottom of the valley. Turn right, and follow main track for 1.6km. turn left up forest road to reach small car park. Turn right, and follow farm road to Lockeridge. Turn right, and return along roads via Clatford, Manton, and Preshute Lane, then back to Leisure Centre through Preshute churchyard.
03-05-2017 MRC Old Eagle & Ogbourne Maizey circuit 7.0 miles Out of the back of the Leisure Centre, then around the playing fields (keeping to the edge) to Frees Avenue. Turn left, then stay off-road down to Old Eagle. Up the track opposite. At the top, turn right across the gallops, then left. Turn right on the bridleway down to Ogbourne Maizey. Cross the A346, then return along the railway path, Poulton Hill, and the high Street. (Can be shortened by taking the road route from Old Eagle to Ogbourne, or lengthened by heading down to Ogbourne St Andrew from the gallops, reaching Ogbourne Maizey across the fields parallel with the A346.)
10-05-2017 MRC Handicap Run This will be trail version of the two multi-lap training evenings we held during the winter. A new course is being devised. See how many laps you can run in 45 minutes. When the 45 minutes is up, complete the lap you are on. As before, teams of three (one fast, one medium pace, one slower) will be nominated. Points will be awarded for each lap completed, and deducted based on how long you take over the 45 minutes to complete your final lap. Runners will need to keep their own count of how many laps they run.
17-05-2017 MRC Brown's Farm and Savernake Forest 6.9 miles This used to be a regular club training route, but we've neglected it for several years. Details to be added.
24-05-2017 MRC Polissoir 9.2 miles (with 5.2 mile option) The full route is for the faster runners. Slower folk can drive first to the Manton Downs car park, and run from there. Out of the back of the Leisure Centre, then along the path that goes along the back of Barton Park. Turn right, and follow the path to the farm road. Left, then right at the t-junction and follow the road to the car park. Follow the byway to the Reservoir. Turn left, then through the next gate on the right. Head towards Totterdown Wood, bearing left before reaching it. Keep going in the same direction, starting with the wood to your right, then following the faint track. At the bottom of the hill, continue up the hill. The Polissoir is on your left. Continue up to the Ridgeway, Turn left, then half left over the next stile. Continue keeping the gallops to your left. Cross the gallops, and turn right along the top of the valley. Bear left along the obvious track. Staying in roughly the same direction, cross the valley bottom, and up the other side. At the top of the hill, pass through two gates, then turn right along the byway and follow it to the car park. Return the the Leisure Centre along the route taken at the start.
31-05-2017 Savernake & Stitchcombe Leisure Centre, Pewsey Road, left and across George Lane, and half right up the path to Ducks Meadow. Half right up the path to cross Orchard Road. Continue in the same direction, crossing Upper Churchfields and along footpath. Left at the end, and along road Salisbury Road. Half left across main road, then right and up track, entering woods at the top of the hill. Across picnic area to reach gravel road (Long Harry). Left, and follow to end of Long Harry at Grand Avenue. Turn right, and along Grand Avenue for 0.7 mile. At Eight Walks, turn 90degrees left, and along Sawpit Drive for 0.4 mile. Turn left, and follow road to reach the A4. Cross road, turn right, then immediately left. Follow the road for 0.8 mile to sharp right-hand bend. Take track on the left. Along track, bearing onto path on the right, where main track bears left. Follow the path along the top of the valley side, eventually reaching Chopping Knife Lane. Turn left. Return to Leisure Centre via The Parade and the High Street. (Various short-cuts are available once in the Forest, saving 1 - 2.5 miles)
07-06-2017 Orienteering around Marlborough Details to follow
14-06-2017 Possible "track" session To be confirmed
21-06-2017 MRC Handicap Run Another multi-lap run. We are looking at yet another circuit.
28-06-2017 MRC Railway Path, Pig Farm and Mildenhall 7.7 miles Leisure Centre, Marlborough High Street, Poulton Hill, Railway Path to Ogbourne Maizey. Turn right to Pig Farm. Along Greenway Road to Mildenhall, then back Mildenhall churchyard to pick up the riverside track to Marlborough.
19-07-2017 MRC Savernake and Stitchcombe 8.2 miles Leisure Centre, Pewsey Road, left and across George Lane, and half right up the path to Ducks Meadow. Half right up the path to cross Orchard Road. Continue in the same direction, crossing Upper Churchfields and along footpath. Left at the end, and along road Salisbury Road. Half left across main road, then right and up track, entering woods at the top of the hill. Across picnic area to reach gravel road (Long Harry). Left, and follow to end of Long Harry at Grand Avenue. Turn right, and along Grand Avenue for 0.7 mile. At Eight Walks, turn 90degrees left, and along Sawpit Drive for 0.4 mile. Turn left, and follow road to reach the A4. Cross road, turn right, then immediately left. Follow the road for 0.8 mile to sharp right-hand bend. Take track on the left. Along track, bearing onto path on the right, where main track bears left. Follow the path along the top of the valley side, eventually reaching Chopping Knife Lane. Turn left. Return to Leisure Centre via The Parade and the High Street. (Various short-cuts are available once in the Forest, saving 1 - 2.5 miles)
26-07-2017 MRC Valley of the Stones 8.4 miles Out of the back of the Leisure Centre, then along the path that goes along the back of Barton Park. Turn right, and follow the path to the farm road. Left, then right at the t-junction and follow the road to the car park. Head towards the Reservoir, turning left after 650m through new bridle gate. Through second bridle gate, and follow the track down into the valley. Bear right, cross the valley, and follow the track with the valley bottom to your right. Run alongside the gallops to the Herepath. Turn right, and follow the Herepath down then up, eventually reaching the Reservoir. Turn right, and along the byway to the car park. Return via Manton Hollow and through Barton Park.
02-08-2017 MRC Handicap Run Another 45 minute run around multiple laps. Route to be confirmed.
09-08-2017 MRC Clatford, Fyfield, and Manton Down From the Leisure Centre, via Presute Church to Manton and continue to Clatford. Straight across the crossroads, then bear right after 100m. Pass the track on the right, then follow footpath into field. Bear left, and through the gate on the other side of the field. Follow the track for about 600m, over gate, then 60m to road. Turn right and follow road past church to the A4. Cross the A4, then straight up road for 800m. Bear left, then right, and down track to Valley of the Stones. Bear half right, then head up the hill, through two gates to reach byway. Turn right and follow to car park. Across car park, turn left then right, and follow road, turning left after 400m. Turn right just over the brow of the hill, then left onto farm road. Turn right after 300m. At the next junction turn half right towards Manton Hollow. Turn left at the next junction and return to the Leisure Centre alongside the field.
16-08-2017 MRC 15k or 10k - The choice is yours After a short warm-up, the run will be a timed 15k or 10k along an out and back route.
23-08-2017 MRC Handicap Run Another multi-lap challenge
30-08-2017 MRC Community Service Run... Something a little different... Watch this space
06-09-2017 MRC Savernake and London Road 5.5 miles Leisure Centre, Pewsey Road, left and across George Lane, and half right up the path to Ducks Meadow. Half right up the path to cross Orchard Road. Continue in the same direction, crossing Upper Churchfields and along footpath. Left at the end, and along road Salisbury Road. Half left across main road, then right and up track, entering woods at the top of the hill. Across picnic area to reach gravel road (Long Harry). Left, and follow to end of Long Harry at Grand Avenue. Turn left, and run straight along Grand Avenue to reach the A4 London Road. Cross the road, and turn left along the pavement. Return to the Leisure Centre via the High Street.
20-09-2017 MRC Lockeridge and West Overton - up to 7.95 miles From the Leisure Centre to Bath Road. Turn right, and follow the main road to the second traffic lights just before Manton. Cross road, and take the footpath to Bridge St. Turn left, and follow to right bend into High St. Follow this road through Manton, past Clatford, to the crossroads in Lockeridge. Turn right, then next left and follow towards West Overton. After 0.8 miles, turn right down Church Hill. Turn left at the bottom. At T-junction turn right, then left at the next junction to return to Lockeridge. Retrace the route through Lockeridge to Manton. At the bend, turn right along Preshute Lane. Turn left at the end, and return to the Leisure Centre passing Preshute Church.
27-09-2017 MRC Zero Run 6.4 miles or 7.1 miles, plus warm-up There is due to be a bright moon shining, so we will go for an off-road route. Out of the back of the Leisure Centre, and jog to the start of the gallops via the outside of the College playing fields and Frees Avenue (1.35miles). The Zero Run starts at the beginnig of the gallops. Follow the Herepath for 3 miles, passing the Reservoir, and Delling Copse on the right. At the top of the hill, turn left, and follow the path above the Valley of the Stones, for a mile. Cross the vally floor, and climb the hill opposite. Turn right after the gate at the top, and along the byway to the car park. Return via Manton Hollow and through Barton Park. (The alternative route, turning left at the Reservoir, is 1.7 miles shorter.)
04-10-2017 MRC Road 10k Starting at the eastern end of Preshute Lane, run through Manton and Clatford to Lockeridge. Turn sharp right at the green, then left after 280m towards West Overton. Continue for just under 1km, turning around by the large barm on the right. Return by retracing the same route.
11-10-2017 MRC Out and Back - up to 8.77 miles Follow this route for as far as you can in 30 minutes. Return along the same route. From the Leisure Centre to Bath Road. Turn left, then left at the church and along the High Street. Pass to the right of the Town Hall, and go right at the roundabout onto London Road. Follow London Road, turning left at the next roundabout, up the hill to Chopping Knife Lane. Turn left then right and follow Chopping Knife Lane, bearing right after about 400m. Stay on Chopping Knife Lane for about another 2.5 km to Stitchcombe, where the main road turn left. Go straight on at this point along the even more minor road, which turns left down the hill, then right along the valley. After 500m continue staright on, Turn around after another 1km where the road ends.
18-10-2017 MRC Handicap Run Another multi-lap run around town. How many laps can you complete in 45 minutes? The route of the circuit will be announced nearer the time.
25-10-2017 MRC Pre-Halloween Run For several years, on the Wednesday close to Halloween, the club held a torch-lit run across the Marlborough Downs. We are bringing it back this year, with a run to Avebury, where will re-group in the Red Lion. We will have cars there to drive everyone back.
01-11-2017 MRC Pig Farm anticlockwise 7.1 miles Yes - it's back! By popular demand - Our favourite winter route... Leisure Centre, Marlborough High Street, then turn right at the roundabout onto London Road. Continue to Chopping Knife Lane. Follow Chopping Knife Lane, bearing right after 0.2 miles. Continue for another 0.7 miles, and turn left down Cock-A-Troop Lane, which becomes Werg. At the Minal-Axford road, turn left, then right after 100m up Greenway Road. After 1.2 miles, turn sharp left. Continue for 1.7 miles. At T-junction, turn right and follow Poulton Hill, then St Martins, to The Green. Cross the main road, and take the path across The Green, past the church, to Kingsbury Street. Cross, and join the High Street, returning to the Leisure Centre past St Peter's Church.
08-11-2017 MRC Road 10k Starting at the eastern end of Preshute Lane, run through Manton and Clatford to Lockeridge. Turn sharp right at the green, then left after 280m towards West Overton. Continue for just under 1km, turning around by the large barm on the right. Return by retracing the same route.
15-11-2017 MRC Road 10k Starting at the eastern end of Preshute Lane, run through Manton and Clatford to Lockeridge. Turn sharp right at the green, then left after 280m towards West Overton. Continue for just under 1km, turning around by the large barm on the right. Return by retracing the same route.
22-11-2017 MRC Reservoir Anticlockwise 6.9 miles Out of the back of the Leisure Centre, and run to the start of the gallops via the outside of the College playing fields and Frees Avenue Follow the Herepath for 2.3 miles. At the Reservoir, just before the top of the hill, turn left, and follow the byway, bearing right where it forks after a mile, to reach. the car park. Across the car park, turn left, then right at the road. Follow the road, bearing right after 0.2 miles. If it's a dark evening, follow the road down the hill and back to the Leisure Centre. Alternatively, after the brow of the hill, turn left through the farm road entrance. After 100m turn right, and follow track across field. At junction, turn right towards Manton Hollow. At next junction turn left along track beside field, down hill, up hill, and finally down to road. Turn right to return to Leisure Centre.
29-11-2017 MRC Street Orienteering We have mapped out 15 locations around the town. All you have to do is run to as many as you can in 60 minutes, and at each control answer a simple clue. Each one answered correctly scores points. But you'll lose points if you return to the Leisure Centre after the hour is up. To get to all of them you'll need to cover over 8 miles. You'll probably have to give some a miss if you are to finish in time, so route choice is critical. We'll give you a map and an answer sheet. You'll need to bring a pen, a torch, and a bag to keep you sheets dry. You can run individually, or in groups of two or three, but the rule is that groups must keep together. Prizes will be as magnificent as ever!
06-12-2017 To be confirmed
See future Wednesdays