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BigWayRound

Winchester, Hampshire

Winchester Rugby Football Club, North Walls Park, Hillier Way, Winchester, UK

Mon 1st May 2023

Starting at 08:00

4 races

£29.00 - £45.00

Organiser's Description

Bank Holiday Monday 1st May 2023

BigWayRound is now live for 2023!

After an incredible 2022 event, BigWayRound Winchester returns for 2023! 4 distances, incredible views and with a friendly atmosphere guaranteed, this event will suit you whether you are new to the trails or a seasoned runner.

Spectacular course, faultless organisation, incredibly welcoming atmoshphere, were just some of the comments received from our event this year!

Discover the beautiful trails around Winchester and challenge yourself over one of our 4 distances; 14 miles, 19 miles, Marathon and 50K Ultramarathon. Bespoke medal, fully stocked aid stations and fully marked and marshalled course. This popular event will sell fast!

Your journey around England’s old capital begins in the heart of Winchester. Running along the Itchen Navigation, your first big challenge awaits as you ascend past St Catherine’s Hill and head east across the beautiful undulating trails to Cheesefoot Head. You then have a succession of ‘Big Way’ paths; the South Downs Way, Allan King Way, St Swithun’s Way and the Itchen Way, leading you through quintessential English countryside as the trail meanders alongside the River Itchen past Avington Hall and beyond!

Races

  • 14 Mile

    £29.00

    CLOSED
  • 19 Mile

    £33.00

    CLOSED
  • Marathon

    £39.00

    CLOSED
  • 50k Ultramarathon

    £45.00

    CLOSED

Book

  • 14 Mile

    £29.00

    CLOSED
  • 19 Mile

    £33.00

    CLOSED
  • Marathon

    £39.00

    CLOSED
  • 50k Ultramarathon

    £45.00

    CLOSED

What's Included

Bespoke medal, chip timing, fully marked and marshalled course, fully stocked aid stations. Free parking at Winchester Rugby Club and surrounding city centre car parks.

  • Trail run in the spectacular Winchester Countryside
  • Incredible views and scenery
  • Fully marked courses
  • Yummy well stocked aid stations
  • Bespoke finishers medal
  • Friendly, enthusiastic volunteers
  • Energetic and fun atmosphere
  • On course photographers
  • Excellent value for money

Parking

Free parking at Winchester Rugby Club and St Peter’s Car Park.

Course Details

Your journey around England's old capital begins in the heart of Winchester. Starting and finishing at Winchester Rugby Club, participants run along the Itchen Navigation where your first big challenge awaits as you ascend past St Catherine's Hill and head east across the beautiful undulating trails to Cheesefoot Head.

You then have a succession of 'Big Way' paths; the South Downs Way, Allan King Way, St Swithun's Way and the Itchen Way, leading you through quintessential English countryside as the trail meanders alongside the River Itchen and out on the Three Castles Path towards Kings Worthy.

From here, the marathon and ultra routes head out on the Watercress Way to the spectacular 17th Century Lainston House. No time for their famous afternoon tea here though, today you just pass through!

Skirting Farley Mount, the final leg of your challenge takes you back on the Clarendon Way towards St Cross and the Water Meadows.

Be inspired by the sight of Winchester Cathedral as you head towards the finish and the end of your monumental challenge!

Race Day

Please where possible car share or use public transport to attend the event. When parking, be mindful of others and ensure event car parks are used and not verges/side roads. Permissions are granted for these events on the condition that we are as respectful as possible to members of the public, who will also be visiting our lovely locations. Arrive in good time for your event.

Your personal belongings are your responsibility, please keep them safe. Bag drops are often available but are not secure so we recommend you don’t leave valuable items there.

Your chipped race number must be worn and visible at all times. Please bring your own safety pins to secure. If you retire early from the race then a BigFeat marshal must be made aware so we do not send out a search party! Course maps are available on our website in advance, please familiarise yourselves.

14 Mile Round

19 Mile Round

Marathon Course

Ultra 50k Course

Timings

START TIMES
50KM – 8AM
MARATHON – 8.05AM
19 MILE – 8.10AM
14 MILE – 8.15AM

CUT OFF TIMES
50K – 8 hours
Marathon – 7 hours
19 mile – 5 hours
14 mile – 4 hours

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Reviews

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3 reviews

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Gary

·28 days ago

Lovely event! Good friendly atmosphere, some fantastic views, being encouraged by the ultra runners at the end of my marathon will stay with me for a while!! Thank you to all the organisers!!
DE
Dale

·a year ago

My second year at this event, I came back because I loved the route and the event vibe. Great scenery, some challenging ascent, very friendly organisers and Marshals, allied to well stocked and good variety at the feed stops, all helps the tough sections become enjoyable. I would thoroughly reccomend this event, and The Big Feat event in the New Forest later in the year.
KH
Katy

·a year ago

Really fun event, well briefed before race day and on the day, generous cut off times. A very friendly atmosphere, good aid stations, well marshalled road crossings, and good signage with the gpsx available beforehand. Bag drop was smooth, and pizza was sold at the end! Only a couple of small niggles - they could have done with a couple of portaloos at the start to supplement the toilets in the clubhouse, there were a couple of long straight stretches that had footpaths branching off where an extra sign or two for reassurance would have been nice, and in my opinion the second aid station was too late in the 19mile course. But overall an excellent day and I hope to run it again.

Location

Winchester, Hampshire

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