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Wells Festival of Running 2022
Sunday 11 September 2022, 10:00 - 13:00
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Wells Fun Run start

 

  • 10km race (2 laps)
  • 5km race (1 lap)
  • 3.2km race
  • One mile fun run

 

Results now available: 10k 5k 3.2k 1mile

Join us in the historic city of Wells for the Wells Festival of Running on Sunday 11 September 2022.

The festival will include a 10km and 5km road race, as well as a 3.2km run and a one mile fun run for junior runners.

Previously held in May, the popular local races return for the first time since 2019 with a new early autumn date.

The race starts in the beautiful Market Place under the gaze of two medieval gateways - the Penniless Porch and the Bishop’s Eye.

A fast and furious grandstand finish is guaranteed alongside the Bishop’s Palace moat.

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Course description

The 5km course starts in the historic Market Place and heads down the high street taking a left down St John’s Street followed by a right down a short section of Southover before hitting a gravel track that joins the Strawberry Line cycle path.

At the end of the cycle path runners will take a left through the village of Dulcote before reaching Constitution Hill – the only, but challenging, climb in the course.

Coming down the other side of Constitution Hill runners are directed left alongside the Bishop’s Palace moat for a flat and fast finish.

The 10km course is two laps of the 5km course.

The one mile fun run starts at the Market Place and down the High Street, left onto Broad Street and St John Street before returning back towards the centre via Silver Street finishing along the Bishop's Palace moat.

The 3.2km race is two laps of the fun run.

Entry fees and start times..... Note later 5k start time 

Event Entry fee (affiliated/unaffiliated) Start time
10km (min age 15) £15/£17 11am
5km (min age 13) £13/£15

10.40am 11am

3.2km (11-12 year olds) £5 10am
One mile (8-10 year olds) £5 10am

Prizes

Prizes will be awarded for:

10km

  • 1st/2nd/3rd male and female
  • First in age category
  • Course record (£100 for men's and women's)
  • Corporate prize (largest team)
  • Team prize (fastest three to count)
  • Medal and t-shirt for all finishers

5km

  • 1st/2nd/3rd male and female
  •  Course record (£50 for men's and women's)
  • Corporate prize (largest team)
  • Team prize (fastest three to count)
  • Medal and t-shirt for all finishers

3.2km

  • 1st male and female
  • Age category winners
  • Medal for all finishers

One mile fun run

  • Medal for all finishers

Course records

Men’s 10km – 30.54 (Ben Tickner, 2008)

Women’s 10km – 35.57 (Holly Stables (nee Rush), 2008)

Men’s 5km – 17.38 (Lewis Sternkopf, 2017)

Women’s 5km – 22.14 (Emily Fenner, 2017)

Race information

All roads will be closed for runners.

For your own safety please don’t wear headphones so that you can hear instructions from the marshals.

The 10km race forms part of the Somerset Series.

 

Travel

To avoid road closures we recommend you park at one of the following car parks which all within 5-10 minute walk from Race HQ:

  • Union Street Car Park
  • Princes Street Car Park
  • Tucker Street Car Park

Wells Bus Station is a 10-minute walk from Race HQ.

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Historical results

Helpers only

Location Town Hall, Market Place, Wells, BA5 2RB