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Clarendon Marathon and Half Marathon

4.5 · 1 review

Salisbury, Wiltshire

41 Church Rd, Laverstock, Salisbury SP1 1QU

Sun 03rd October 2021

4 races

£25.00 - £90.00

COVID-19 INFORMATION

Precautions to reduce the spread of the virus (Covid19/Coronavirus)

The following was what we did for 2020. For 2021 we hope the virus will be under control but we will have to wait and see.

We now all know that the virus is not as deadly as first thought back in March. If you are a fit runner it is extremely unlikely that you will die if you catch the virus but we still nevertheless all need to take it seriously. The objective is to reduce the spread of the virus so people in a risk category will not catch it. With this in mind, please pay attention to the following:

If you are in a risk category or a member of your household is in a risk category, please do not come to the Clarendon.

If you are living in an area which is currently under a local lock down, you should not come to the Clarendon.

If before the race you come into contact with someone who has the virus, please do not come to the Clarendon if there is a risk that you might have contracted the virus.

If on the morning of the race you are not feeling well, please do not come to the Clarendon.

Maintain social distancing of 2m as much as possible.

Bring a mask with you and if you are in a situation where social distancing is difficult, please wear your mask. This will mainly apply to the buses, the pre-race areas and the post-race areas. It will also apply to the relay change areas.

Assuming it is not too cold, please keep your time inside the reception areas to a minimum. If you are outside, the risk of transmission of the virus is very much reduced.

Please arrange your arrival at the start to be close to the time of your departure. We want to get a flow of participants through the start areas rather than have a large congregation. In other words, if you are a fast runner, do not take the earliest bus.

If you use one of the buses, you must wear a mask. Only use the bus if you are not able to get transport from someone else in your family bubble. We would like to keep the numbers of runners using the buses to be as low as possible.

We will have bottles of hand sanitizer. Please use this on your hands before and after using the toilet. Please also use it before and after travelling on a bus.

Bring your own water bottle or cup. This can be topped up at the water stations. Please hold your cup out at arms length and a marshal will use his covered water jug at arms length to top it up for you. In other words, at the water stations please maintain your distance.

We will not have food at the welcome stations. Please bring your own food for the journey.

If you wish to have your bag transported on the bag bus, please take it to the bag bus if possible rather than leaving it in the hall.

On the course please do not overtake on the narrow sections unless the participant in front finds a convenient place to pull over and let you pass. Please respect the other runners and walkers at all times.

In general we want to minimise the number of people at the event. Sorry but spectators are not allowed on the School grounds at Kings School unless they are part of a relay team. If you are part of a relay team, please do not run in together. Instead, wait for your team member near the finish line and please maintain social distancing.

The Clarendon is a great place to meet old friends but please no hugging, kissing or shaking hands.

Most of all, please apply common sense and respect the majority who do wish to maintain social distancing as much as possible.

C-19 PLAN
Clarendon Marathon has provided covid-19 safety information for this event.

Organiser's Description

One of the UK's most exciting cross-country marathons, the Clarendon Way, claims to be the Carlsberg of cross country marathons! It's not for the faint-hearted, but runners come back year after year. Run between Wyvern College, Salisbury and Kings School, Winchester. ‘It's tough, but you'll love it!'. Also including: Half Marathon, Marathon Relay, and a 5mile run.

Races

  • Full Marathon
    £40.00 CLOSED
  • Half Marathon
    £30.00 CLOSED
  • Mini

    Last 5 Miles Only

    £25.00 CLOSED
  • Full Marathon Relay

    Team of 4

    £90.00 CLOSED

Book

  • Full Marathon
    £40.00 CLOSED
  • Half Marathon
    £30.00 CLOSED
  • Mini

    Last 5 Miles Only

    £25.00 CLOSED
  • Full Marathon Relay

    Team of 4

    £90.00 CLOSED

What's Included

Finisher t-shirts

Medal

Route Marshals

Drink Stations

Bus Pass

Course Details

The run mainly follows the Clarendon Way setting off through the Clarendon Estate and then on through the villages of Pitton, Winterslow and Broughton. Broughton is the midway point where the Half Marathon runners join the course. From here the route takes you through to Houghton and then across the River Test to Kings Somborne, then on up to Farley Mount, down through the woods and eventually on to the finish at Kings' School, Winchester (SO22 5PN). The route is mostly off-road, is tough and challenging but possibly one of the most scenic races you'll ever enter.

FAQs

  • What is the minimum age to run the Clarendon Marathon?

    On the Clarendon we do not enforce a minimum age however it should be noted that, if you are under the age of 18, running a full 26.2 miles could be very bad for you. Running a half marathon of 13.1 miles could be very bad for you if you are under the age of 16. Generally a much better alternative for young people is to either run in the 'Mini' (5 miles) or get together in groups of 4 and enter the marathon as a 4 person relay team. This gives you all the fun of being in a marathon but at the same time keeps the risks to a minimum. On the Mini (5 mile) or on a relay segment, we recommend that children under the age of 11 should be accompanied by an adult. Under 18s can take part in the event, with the permission of parents. A responsible adult must be available and contactable on the day of the event. Please write this contact number on the back of your race number.

  • Can I wear headphones?

    Headphones are banned on many running events particularly events that are held on roads. If you are wearing headphones and listening to music it may be difficult to hear other noises around you such as approaching vehicles. On the Clarendon we recommend that runners do not wear headphones but we do not ban them. Runners may wear headphones if they wish to.

  • Are there Toilets?

    There are toilets at the start at Wyvern College but as most of the route is cross country there is very little in the way of facilities after that. For full marathon runners there are some limited toilet facilities at the sports pavilion at Winterslow which is the first relay change. There are limited toilets at the Sports Club as you are coming into Broughton (on your left as you start coming down the long hill, Buckholt Lane). In Broughton itself there are toilets for the Half Marathon runners at the village hall and some portaloos in front of the hall. We will have a portaloo sited at Farley Mount Monument Carpark (Grid Ref SU407293) which is the final relay change location. And lastly we will have a toilet as you are coming out of West Wood (south side near the road, Grid Ref SU424294). After that the next toilets are at the finish at Kings School Winchester.

  • How do I get my Race number?

    Race numbers are not being posted out. Please collect your race numbers at the start location. You will also be able to pick up your safety pins and your bag lable. Please write your race number onto your bag lable. For the marathon, registration at Wyvern School in Laverstock opens at 7.30am. For the half marathon registration at the village hall in Broughton opens at 10.45am. For the mini (5 mile) registration is at the bus stop at the main gate of Kings School Winchester at 12.15pm.

  • What are the for Facilities/changing/baggage?

    It is very important that you have some warm clothes to put on after the race, so please do bring these together with a bag to put them in. In the past we have given every runner a large black plastic bag to put their belongings in. This has meant that a large number of plastic bags went straight into the rubbish bin after the race. Can we ask all runners to bring your own bag this year please. We will give you a tag for you to write your race number onto. Please then tie this to your bag. Then put your bag onto the bag bus. Your bag will be transported to the finish at Kings School where you will be able to collect it later on. You will also want to have a small amount of cash to buy hot food at the end but please do not put large amounts of cash or high value items into the your bag. Please note that we do not accept any liability for possessions that get lost. This year we will not have any changing rooms at Kings School so please bring loose warm clothing that you can slip on over your running gear.

  • Can I bring my dog?

    We do allow runners to bring their dogs with them on the Clarendon however we do have some restrictions. Wyvern School and Winchester School, like all schools, do not allow dogs on their grounds for health and safety reasons. We ask all dog owners to have their dogs on the school grounds only for the minimum of time. Please do not use the school grounds as a general walking area before the race or after the race. Can we also ask spectators not to bring dogs onto the school grounds.

Parking & Buses

Parking and buses

There are buses from Winchester to Salisbury before the race and there are also buses from Winchester to Salisbury after the race. This means that you can park at the Winchester end, catch the bus and then run back. Or you can park at the Salisbury end (or Broughton), run the course and then catch the bus back to the starting place. You do not need to show a bus pass. Please see the bus time tables further down this page.

Regarding Covid19, as you can see we are running buses this year but if only use the buses if you need to. If you are able to get someone in your bubble to give you a left that would be very helpful.

Parking details are as follows:

Parking in Winchester

Please park at the free South Winchester Park & Ride (864 spaces) off Junction 11 of the M3 (not Junction 10) Location (SO21 2FG). You will be bussed directly to the start from here. A free shuttle bus will also be in operation between the Park & Ride carpark and Kings School from 12.00pm to 4.15pm. The drop off and pick up point is near the toilet block which is located in the middle of the car park.

For relay teams we have parking at Kings School in the main car park and also at the Council Offices on Monarch Way (400m from Kings School). If you are a runner, please do not park at Kings School. Please do not park on any of the side roads.

Parking in Salisbury (Laverstock)

We are very grateful to Enovation who are allowing us to use the car parking area in the front of their company building. As a backup, there is also the London Road Park & Ride car park. Please note that there is no car parking space available at Wyvern School.

Parking at Enovation (SP1 1QZ). This is located approx 200m north from the School on the East side of the road. Use the car park at the front of the building (limited spaces).

Parking at the London Road Park & Ride car park (SP1 3JB). This is a longer walk being about 800m but the advantage of this car park is that it is an all weather facility and there is a lot of space. Once parked you will need to walk out onto London Road. Carefully cross the road and proceed in a southwesterly direction towards Salisbury. After about 200m you will come to some traffic lights. From here you need to turn left, recross the road and walk in a south easterly direction through the small housing estate and take the footpath that goes through the subway underneath the railway line. Follow the path continuing in this direction towards the playing fields and then out onto Church Road where you will be just opposite Wyvern School. This will take about 20 minutes to walk so please allow plenty of time.

For a map of the general area Location click here.

If possible, instead off parking at Laverstock, please consider parking at the Park & Ride in Winchester before the event and then catch our special bus to Salisbury.

Parking in Broughton

PLEASE DO NOT PARK YOUR CAR AT THE VILLAGE HALL OR IN THE VILLAGE CENTRE. IN THE PAST THIS HAS CAUSED CONGESTION AND IRRITATED LOCAL RESIDENTS.

Half Marathon runner’s car parking will once again be on the north side of the village. Many thanks to Dagan James of Broughton Water Buffalo for making his field available for us.

To keep traffic in Broughton to a minimum please avoid driving through the village. The location of the car park is near the postcode SO20 8AT. If you are coming from the south along the B3084 (Salisbury Road) please stay on this road driving in a northerly direction. Drive past the village green on your right, drive past the cemetery on your right, and then turn right at School Lane. Continue down School Lane and at the bottom of the lane turn left and drive along North End approx. 200m following the green signs until turning right at the buffalo farm, driving for another 50m and then turn right into the field where you can park your car.

If you are coming from Salisbury (A30) you can drive down the B3084 until you reach School Lane on your left. Turn left and continue down School Lane and at the bottom of the lane turn left and drive along North End approx. 200m following the green signs until turning right at the buffalo farm, driving for another 50m and then turn right into the field where you can park your car.

If you are coming from Winchester (A30) you can drive down Broughton Road and this will bring you directly to the car park.

This car park will be open from 10.30am.

Once you have parked, walk into the village along the High Street and on down past the Greyhound Pub until you reach the village hall where you will be able to check in and collect your race number.

It's a 10 minute walk (800m) from the car park to the village hall. Registration in the village hall will be open from 10.45am.

Please do not park in the village.

If you are a relay team and only need to park for a limited time, you may wish to park along School Lane provided this does not get congested.

Bus timetable

You can park your car at the free Park & Ride carpark at South Winchester before the race and take our bus to the start and then run back. Or you can park at the start, run to Winchester and then catch our bus back. There is no extra cost to use the bus and you will not be asked to show a bus pass. Please do wear a face mask.

Pre-Race Bus: Winchester to Salisbury for Full Marathon runners

7.00am 1st bus leaves the South Winchester Park and Ride carpark (M3, Junction 11)
7.20am 2nd bus leaves the South Winchester Park and Ride carpark (M3, Junction 11)
8.45am 3rd bus leaves the South Winchester Park and Ride carpark (M3, Junction 11)
These buses will drive via the Romsey Road bus-stop, near Kings School Winchester, to pick up any runners who have not come by car (bus stop at the traffic lights, intersection of Romsey Road, Kings Road, Battery Hill).
These 3 buses will arrive at Wyvern School, Laverstock, Salisbury between 8:10am and 9.55am.

Pre-Race Bus: Salisbury to Broughton for Half Marathon runners

10.45am Before the last of the full marathon has set off, a single bus will leave from Wyvern School and drive to the Half Marathon start at Broughton, arriving at around 11.15am.
Pre-Race Bus: Winchester to Broughton for Half Marathon runners

10.00am 1st bus leaves the South Winchester Park and Ride carpark (M3, Junction 11)
10.30am 2nd bus leaves the South Winchester Park and Ride carpark (M3, Junction 11)
11.00am 3rd bus leaves the South Winchester Park and Ride carpark (M3, Junction 11)
These buses will drive via Romsey Road bus-stop (near traffic lights, near Kings School Winchester) to pick up any runners who have not come by car. If you come by train to Winchester you will have to allow for a 37 minute walk (1.7 miles) from the Winchester Railway Station to the Romsey Road bus-stop (or 5 minutes in a taxi).
These 2 buses will arrive at Broughton at around 10.40am and 11.20am.

Pre-Race Bus: Winchester to Farley Mount Country Park for the new Mini (5 mile)

The bus for the Mini (5 mile) leaves South Winchester Park & Ride at 12.00, for Kings School.
Arrives at Kings School front gate at approx 12.15pm.
Leaves Kings School at 12.30 and drives to Farley Mount Country Park arriving around 1.00pm at the car park that is near the 5 miles to go mark on the trail.

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There are lots of car parks at Farley Mount. The bus will arrive at the car park that is one of the middle car parks.
This particular car park is close to the corner where the Sarum Road (East-West) intersects with the top of the Farley Mount Road.
From this car park the mini runners will walk down the hill to the start location which is on the trail (Grid Ref SU417294).
They will be able to watch some of the marathon runners coming through, then the mini race will start at 1.45pm (or you can start earlier if you walking or running slowly).

Post-race bus: From Kings' School Winchester

Free shuttle buses will operate from the front gate of Kings' School to take runners back to the South Winchester Park & Ride. These buses will operate approximately every 20 minutes from 12.00 until 4.30 and will also be free for spectators.

Separate buses will be used to return runners to Broughton and Salisbury as follows:

3.10pm 1st bus leaves Kings School for Broughton and Salisbury
3.50pm 2nd bus leaves Kings School for Broughton and Salisbury
4.30pm 3rd bus leaves Kings School for Broughton and Salisbury
If you are going home by rail, please note that we have not arranged for any buses to Winchester Railway Station. The station is a distance of 1.7 miles from Kings School so you may be best to arrange a taxi.

Please only use the bus if you have no other alternative. If you can arrange for someone in your bubble to give you a lift instead, that would be very helpful. We want to keep the numbers on the bus to be as low as possible.

It is assumed that all relay teams will be arranging their own backup transport among their team members. Members of relay teams can, if necessary, use the buses to get from Winchester to Salisbury or Broughton but not from Winchester to Middle Winterslow or Farley Mount.

Travelling by rail?

Winchester and Salisbury both have railway stations but Broughton does not. If you are running the full marathon then the best route would probably be to get a train to Salisbury, then taxi from Salisbury to Wyvern School in Laverstoke. It is approximately 3 miles from the Salisbury railway station to Wyvern School. Kings School is about 1.7 miles from the Winchester railway station. You would need to get a taxi from Kings School to the railway station. Check train times carefully before planning a train journey as you might find that the early trains are not early enough so you might have to come the day before and find some accomodation for the night.

If you are going to run the Half Marathon you will need to get to Broughton for the start. It is probably best to go to Winchester Railway Station and then either walk up to Kings School or take a taxi (1.7 miles, 37 minutes walking or 5 minutes in a taxi). Then catch our bus from the bus stop on Romsey Road near Kings School and travel to Broughton. There will be 2 buses passing through at approximately 10.35am and 10.55am.

Parking for Relay transition stations

Relay transition 1 - Middle Winterslow Sports Field (OS Grid Ref SU 237328, SP5 1RD). Please park in sports field on the west side of the village. Please avoid driving through the village of Winterslow, instead please enter and exit on the west side of the village and travel via the A30. There are no buses.

Relay transition 2 - Broughton, Rectory Lane (OS Grid Ref SU 308330, SO20 8AB). Please enter and leave Broughton via the A30 on the north side of the village. Then follow the signs for parking.

Relay transition 3 - Farley Mount Monument (OS Grid Ref SU 407292). Please avoid driving through Kings Somborne as the traffic will be very congested and you might not make it in time. You will need to drive along the A30 to Stockbridge and then continue straight ahead on the B3049 towards Winchester. Then take the right turn to Little Somborne, then Ashley and then Farley Mount Monument. Please note that Farley Mount has very limited car parking. Please take care to avoid any runners as the course crosses the road at this point. There are a number of car parks located beside the road to the east of Farley Mount. Please allow plenty of time to get to the relay transition point. Please note that we are not running any buses to, or from, the relay transition stations at Winterslow or Farley Mount.

Traffic congestion

If you have supporters who are driving, it is recommended that they do not drive around the route (Pitton, Winterslow, Broughton, Houghton, Kings Somborne, Farley Mount etc). The roads and villages along the route tend to get very congested with traffic and in some cases all the cars can end up at a standstill, especially at Kings Somborne. It is much better if your supporters drive to Winchester, have a look around the historic city and then drive to Kings School to meet you when you finish

Relay Marathon Details

The Relay Marathon starts from Wyvern College, Laverstock, Salisbury (SP1 1RE). The run mainly follows the Clarendon Way, setting off through the Clarendon Estate and then through the woods to the village of Pitton and then onto West Winterslow where you will find the first relay change over. From there you run some loops around Winterslow and after that you take the Roman Road to Broughton. Broughton is the midway point where the Half Marathon runners join the course and you will also have a relay transition. From here the route takes you through to Houghton and then across the River Test to Kings Somborne, then on up to Farley Mount for your final relay transition. From there it is down through the woods and eventually onto the finish at Kings' School, Winchester (SO22 5PN). The route is mostly off-road, is tough and challenging but possibly one of the most scenic races you'll ever enter.

Route

The first leg, Laverstock to Winterslow is approx 6.6 miles.

The second leg, Winterslow to Broughton is approx 6.4 miles.

The third leg, Broughton to Farley Mount is approx 7.6 miles and is the most difficult.

The fourth leg, Farley Mount to Winchester is approx 5.6 miles and is the easiest.

Relay transition 1 - Middle Winterslow Sports Field (OS Grid Ref SU 237328, SP5 1RD). Please park in sports field on the west side of the village. Please avoid driving through the village of Winterslow, instead please enter and exit on the west side of the village and travel via the A30. There are no buses.

Relay transition 2 - Broughton, Rectory Lane (OS Grid Ref SU 308330, SO20 8AB). Please enter and leave Broughton via the A30 on the north side of the village. Then follow the signs for parking.

Relay transition 3 - Farley Mount Monument (OS Grid Ref SU 407292). Please avoid driving through Kings Somborne as the traffic will be very congested and you might not make it in time. You will need to drive along the A30 to Stockbridge and then continue straight ahead on the B3049 towards Winchester. Then take the right turn to Little Somborne, then Ashley and then Farley Mount Monument. Please note that Farley Mount has very limited car parking. Please take care to avoid any runners as the course crosses the road at this point. There are a number of car parks located beside the road to the east of Farley Mount. Please allow plenty of time to get to the relay transition point. Please note that we are not running any buses to, or from, the relay transition stations at Winterslow or Farley Mount.

Half Marathon Details

The Half Marathon starts at 12:15pm in Rookery Lane, near the village hall, in Broughton (SO20 8AX), and continues along the marathon course to finish at Kings' School in Winchester. There is also an earlier start time for walkers only at 11.45am.

Registration opens at 11.00. Runners should allow plenty of time to pick up their race numbers.

MIni Details

The mini start location is on the main trail in the middle of Farley Mount Country Park (Grid Ref SU417294). Participants in the 'Mini' will have the opportunity to chear the early runners and then join the main pack an hour later. The first runners from the main event are expected to be passing through this location from 12:45pm.

The bus from Winchester carrying the mini runners will arrive at about 1.00pm and the mini runners will be able to watch some of the marathon runners going through. The mini will then set off at 1.45pm.

See bus time table section for more detailed infomation http://www.clarendon-marathon.co.uk/more-info

Cut off Details

If on the day you find you are running very slowly, you may be directed by a marshal to leave the course and accept a lift to Winchester. We have a large number of marshals along the route and it is not fair to keep them out on the course for an extended period. To be allowed to stay in the race you must make it to the drinks stations by the required times. Please see these times listed below. Please note that if you are a slow runner you should make sure you take your earliest permitted start to ensure you reach the drinks stations within the cut off time.



Drink stations and Cut Off Times

Drink stations are located at the following locations. In the past these have been good places for spectators to see the runners but due to the traffic congestion in the area we are now asking spectators not to drive around the course hoping to see their friends. To reduce the spread of the virus we are discouraging spectors but please note that we are not banning spectators.

Please note the cut off times listed below for each drinks station on the second half of the course. Please ensure you stay ahead of these times. If you find the going difficult and you slip behind these times, please speak to a marshal and request a lift to save time.

Station 1 - Clarendon Estate (near the palace ruins), Grid Ref SU181301.
Station 2 - Pitton Village Hall, Grid Ref SU213312.
Station 3 - Winterslow Recreation Ground, Grid Ref SU237328.
Station 4 - Buckholt Farm, Grid Ref SU277322.
Station 5 - Broughton, Rectory Lane, Grid Ref SU308330.
Cut off time 13:15.
Station 6 - Houghton, Grid Ref SU338316.
Approx 11.1 miles to go. Cut off time 13:40.
Station 7 - Kings Somborne (near The Old Vicarage), Grid Ref SU361311.
Approx 9.3 miles to go. Cut off time 14:00.
Station 8 - Ashley Road, Grid Ref SU390297.
Approx 7 miles to go. Cut off time 14.30.
Station 9 - Farley Mount Monument, Grid Ref SU407292.
Approx 5.6 miles to go. Cut off time 14:45.
Station 10 - West Wood (on the northern side), Grid Ref SU418304.
Cut off time 15:00.
Station 11 - West Wood (south side, near the road), Grid Ref SU424294.
Approx 3.5 miles to go. Cut off time 15:15.
Station 12 - Ham Green, Near the Cattery, Grid Ref SU435306.
Approx 2.7 miles to go. Cut off time 15:25.
Station 13 - Pincent Scout Camp Entrance, Grid Ref SU451297.
Approx 0.8 miles to go. Cut off time 15:50.

Supporters - information

If you have supporters who are driving, it is recommended that they do not drive around the route (Pitton, Winterslow, Broughton, Houghton, Kings Somborne, Farley Mount etc). The roads and villages along the route tend to get very congested with traffic and in some cases all the cars can end up at a standstill, especially at Kings Somborne. It is much better if your supporters drive to Winchester, have a look around the historic city and then drive to Kings School to meet you when you finish

4.5 · 1 Review

Oliver

·2 years ago

Beautiful course, really well supported. A lovely event, really well organised and sorted over a beautiful course. The last 2 miles are a bit tedious after all the hard work being there but I had a great day.

Location

Salisbury, Wiltshire