18 July 2021
2021 it is...
Well done to everyone whether you marshalled or ran – boy it was hot! That may have been our hottest race ever. All of you runners were amazing, it was very tough. And thank you for being so brilliant with not dropping bottles everywhere, made the clear up so easy!
One of the marshals took some pictures (early on so you all looked quite good!) here they are:
Hope you all enjoyed some post race relaxation
Previously known as Edgehill Half Marathon we decided to rename it after the beautiful start / finish venue, the course doesn’t in fact go up Edgehill. We are always overwhelmed at how beautiful Compton Verney is when we are setting up. If you have never been, the beautiful house and grounds are well worth a visit.
The half marathon sets off from the front of the house and winds through the villages of Kineton, Little Kineton and Radway before returning up the “cheeky” Pittern Hill at 11.5 miles and back to finish on the lawns of Compton Verney by the lake.
In previous years we have been blessed with beautiful weather, we had to make sure there was plenty of water available but it made for glorious events.
There is also a 1 mile kids race that will start after the Half Marathon has finished. There is no registration. We will collect all children by the finish gantry of the half marathon and walk them out to the start. Parents can join in too.
Click on the red button to enter online. If you would like to enter by post, please contact us and we’ll send you a postal entry. We don’t send numbers or timing chips out but they will be available to collect on race day.
Registration on Race Day
If the race limit hasn’t been reached, then there will be entries available on race day. Registration will be open from 7:30am.
The race starts at 9:30am near the front of Compton Verney House.
Affiliated runners £30
Unaffiliated runners £32
Please note there is also a small transaction fee.
Route Map & Course Information
Starting at Compton Verney the route turns left over Spring Hill towards Kineton and turns right in the village through Little Kineton and heads out to the A422. The first water station will be just after Little Kineton. Turning left along the A422 for a short section before turning left past water station number 2, and then through the village of Radway. After Radway and just before turning back on to the A4086 is water station number 3, and then runners head back to Kineton. At the church in Kineton there will be another water station before running back to Compton Verney, finishing right by the house.
There will be 4 water stations. A choice of water or energy drink will be available and it will be in cups.
Post-Race Nutrition – the cafe at Compton Verney will be open for you to purchase foods to replace all the calories you’ve burned off during the race.
Prizes will be handed out on the day in the finish area. There are prizes for the first 3 finishers of each gender and the first in each age group receives starting from 35 and going up in 10 year increments. If an age group winner also finishes in the top 3 then the age group prize rolls down to the next finisher.
Baggage & Toilets
Baggage can be left at Registration and will be moved around the corner to be by the finish.
Toilets are available within the Compton Verney building
Withdrawal And Cancellation Policy
Up to six weeks prior to the race entrants will receive a full refund less a £2.00 admin fee.
After this deadline, no refunds are offered unless the runner comes to help marshal on the day. However an entry may be transferred to another runner on provision of full details prior to the race. Entries cannot be transferred on race day.
In the event of the race being cancelled due to circumstances beyond our control we will attempt to reschedule to a later date in the same year and all entries will transfer to that rescheduled date.
If this proves impossible we will offer entrants either a percentage refund or the option to donate that refund to the race charity.
The percentage refunded / donated will depend on costs incurred at the time of cancellation.
All contact should be made by email
Music Whilst Running
No earphones please! From 1 April 2016, a new rule regarding the wearing of head phones in road races was introduced into the 2016-2018 edition of the UKA Rules of Competition: –
“The wearing of headphones, or similar devices, (other than those medically prescribed), is not permitted in races on any single carriageway road that is not wholly closed to traffic.”
This includes bone conducting earphones.