We are looking forward to seeing you on Saturday 16th November for the Roundway Revenge sponsored by Wadworth of Devizes.
Please find below, race information which we ask you to spend time reading before the event.
Devizes Sports Club, London Road Devizes, Wiltshire SN10 2DL
Click here for directions to the race HQ.
There is no onsite parking available at the Race HQ.
The nearest car park is 'The Wharf', accessed via New Park Street which is a ten minute walk to the race HQ along the Kennet and Avon canal. For directions, click here.
For a full list of car parks in Devizes, click here.
Please do not park in Morrison's car park as it is monitored by ANPR cameras and operates a strict two hour parking policy.
If you can car share or walk to the venue, please do so.
What to do when you arrive
Registration will open at 7:30am - please do not arrive before this time.
07:30 - Registration opens*
08:20 - Race briefing
08:40 - Guided walk to the start on Quakers Walk
09:00 - Race start
* There are no on-the-day entries available
You will need to collect your race number from registration, no later than 8:20am on race day - nothing will be posted out before the event.
Toilets, changing rooms and showers
There are male and female changing rooms, showers and toilets available at the race HQ.
A bag drop will be available at race HQ. Please ensure the tear off off baggage tag from your runners bib is securely attached before passing this to our baggage team.
Please note: bags are left at your own risk.
Mandatory pre-race briefing
There will be a mandatory pre-race briefing for all competitors at 08:20 at the Race HQ.
The route is one lap of approximately eight miles.
The race starts on Quakers Walk near the Kennet and Avon Canal.
The route is mostly off-road, a mix of undulating and hilly terrain with breathtaking views and dominated by the climb up Roundway Hill where you will find the first water station.
From there, the route winds itself around the top of the hill before dropping down Heddington Steps. You then run around the bottom of Beacon Hill and up through the gulley back to the top of Roundway Hill again, adjacent to 'Oliver's Castle'.
After the second water station, you will follow a short technical section through the woods before dropping down off road 'under the pylons' and back to Quakers Walk.
Once you have exited Quakers Walk, there will be a short stretch of canal towpath before turning into the Sports Club where the finish is on the cricket pitch.
The finish is an easy view for spectators so lots of cheering to be heard to help you over that finish line.
As the route is run over farmland and also bridleways, there is a strong chance of livestock/horses being in the area. We ask that you are mindful of this fact. To that end, no dogs will be allowed in the race.
Trail shoes are recommended. If it is not muddy, the ground will be hard, dry and often uneven. There are rutted section on the route and you are responsible for your own safety - please take care.
Timing and results
• Gun to chip timing
LPS Events will be timing this event via a chip attached to your ankle on a Velcro strap.
Timing chips must be returned after the event.
Tuckett Training will be providing first aid cover during this event. Should you or any runner, require any medical assistance, please alert the nearest marshal.
• If you should NOT wish your image to be featured, please email the Race Director in advance of race day.
There will be two water stations. The first will be at the White Horse and the second after approximately five miles. Water is available on the finish line.
You are welcome to bring your own water containers which we can fill or alternatively, we will have cups of water available.
iPods and MP3 players
The use of any personal music device or headphones is not permitted during this event and will result in disqualification if caught wearing them.
Presentation and awards
Medals will be awarded to all runners who finish.
Presentations will take place at the Race HQ at approximately 10:30am.
Awards will be presented as follows:
• 1st, 2nd and 3rd male overall
• 1st, 2nd and 3rd female overall
• 1st in the following age categories:
- Male junior, male 40+, male 50+, male 60+ and male 70+
- Female junior, female 40+, female 50+, female 60+ and female 70+
• 1st place male team (top three accumulated positions)*
• 1st place female team (top three accumulated positions)*
* Runners must be from the same club
Carpuccino will be providing a slection of snacks, cold drinks and high quality freshly ground coffee from their self-sufficient mobile van.
Pre and post race massage
Massages will be provided by Active Potenial Therapy and is free to all participants.
Cakes and our charity partner
Once again, our talented members will be doning their baking aprons and cooking up some absolute culinary delights.
The cost of these will be on a voluntary donation basis with all funds raised going directly to the Devizes Running Club charity of the year, Wiltshire Mind.
Wiltshire Mind is a local independent mental heath charity based in Melksham who provide a county wide service. They are a voluntary organisation, affiliated to Mind, working towards a better life for people diagnosed (or not), labelled and treated as mentally ill.
Code of conduct
• Please be polite to all marshals on course, all pedestrians and other road or track 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.
Running numbers are non-transferable
You must not use someone else’s number, nor let someone else use yours.
Number swapping is strictly prohibited for several reasons, the most important of which is the danger and confusion it can cause in the event of an incident on the course.
The information you provided in the registration process included your next of kin and emergency contact information.
First aid crews on the course provide details of those that have had to drop out of the race, those receiving medical attention, including their location and if they have been taken to a hospital.
In the event of a serious incident, we contact the named next of kin and emergency contact. If your place is being used by someone else, then the emergency services and medical professionals waste valuable time and your action might cause great distress and concern to your closest friends/family.
Anyone found to be running under someone else’s number will be given a lifetime ban from Devizes Running Club events and if you are an affiliated runner, this will be reported to both your county athletic association and England/Wales/Scottish Athletics.
UK Athletics licence
We hope you enjoy taking part in the Roundway Revenge.
Have a great race and most importantly have a safe race!
Thank you to our sponsor and event partners
Wadworth has been brewing beer in the beautiful market town of Devizes, in Wiltshire, since 1875.
Originally founded by Henry Alfred Wadworth, the business passed to his founding partner John Smith Bartholomew and is now in the fourth generation of ownership by the Bartholomew family.
Our stunning Victorian tower brewery is a landmark in the centre of Devizes and attracts visitors from across the world.