Wellington Monument Race 2019
22 December 2019
Update: Saturday 21st December @ 17:00hrs
On-line entries are now closed however you will still be able to enter tomorrow morning between 08.30 and 09.45 hrs. Please be aware that the remaining numbers of entries are limited and will be available on a first come, first served basis
We look forward to seeing you there
The Wellington Monument Race is an annual race of 6.27 miles (10090 metres) promoted by Taunton Athletic Club.
Starting at 10:00 hrs from the Catherine Wheel pub in Hemyock village square, the route then climbs to and circles the Wellington Monument, returning along the same road to finish at the local village primary school. One mile of firm stone track, a steep ascent and descent of approximately ½ mile form part of this undulating, hilly, scenic and rural course. The course is accurately measured and R.R.C certified distance of 6.27 miles within AAA and UKA standards. Unfortunately the hilly route makes this race unsuitable for wheelchairs.
The Wellington Monument (location) forms the half way point of the race, before returning to the finish at Hemyock Primary School where a finisher award, mulled wine and mince pie will be waiting for all runners.
A good range of refreshments will be available both before and after the race. Changing areas and toilets are available but sorry there are no shower facilities.
PRIZES: (only one award per runner):
1st, 2nd and 3rd placed Male finishers; 1st 2nd and 3rd Female finishers overall,
and Category prize to:
1st place in each age class (excl. winners of 1, 2, 3 positions overall)
MEN: Junior Male U20, Senior Male, V40, V45, V50, V55, V60, V65, V70 ; and
LADIES: Junior Female U20, Senior Female, V35, V40, V45, V50, V55, V60, V65.
1st Local (Hemyock): Male and Female.
Team: John Cooksley Memorial Challenge Shield
ENTRY FEES: Attached (with EA Licence) £11.00, Unattached £13.00 (this cost is inclusive of the FullonSport booking fee)
Entries on Race day (UNLESS FULL) up to 09:45 hrs at £13.00 Attached or £15.00 Unattached
Entries can be made here via FullonSport, (unless full) until 14:00 hrs on 21st December 2019.
Alternatively, entries can be made by post if you prefer, to be received by the organiser by 19th December. The postal entry form will be available on the Taunton Athletic Club website at http://tauntonac.org in October.
All entries received will be confirmed by email together with further race details, and up-dates posted via the Wellington Monument race link on the Taunton AC website. Also, find us on Facebook @WellingtonMonumentRace - lots more information will be posted on our page
Race numbers are to be collected at the entry desk at Hemyock Primary HQ between 08.30 and 09:45 hrs on the morning of the race.
No Refunds will be provided. If the race is cancelled, then ‘Plan B’ is to move it to Sunday 19th January 2020
Strictly no earphones allowed in accordance with EA rules
The race limit is 300.
The cut off time for finishers is 1½ hours
Results & race information will be available via the Wellington Monument race link on the Taunton AC website: (www.tauntonac.org)
Hemyock is found by leaving the M5 at junction 26, follow the Wellington turning to the roundabout, turn left along the A38 for 1½ miles.
Turn left into Monument Road, follow the road to the very top of the hill to a crossroads, go straight across and follow signs for Hemyock.
Carry on through the village via Station Road until you enter the village square, passing and keeping the Catherine Wheel Inn on your extreme left follow the road around to the right, passing a garage and then turning left opposite a cemetery on your right hand side into Parklands.
The race headquarters are located at Hemyock CP School easily found at: Parklands, Hemyock, Cullompton, Devon EX15 3RY
There is limited parking, so please car share if possible and be considerate when parking throughout the village
MAP VIEW (via Google Maps)
Further information will appear at http://tauntonac.org
Parklands, Hemyock, Devon
Registration open from: 08:30:00