Salisbury Plain Summer Edition - Marathon, Half Marathon & 50 Mile

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Take to the Salisbury Plain for a trail event on the largest military training area in the UK. The half marathon, marathon and 50 mile courses will be challenging with a mix of mud, hills, peace & quiet, and epic views. Come to test your trail technique and leave with a medal.
Half Marathon, 50 Mile, and Marathon
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Sat, 11 Jun 2022
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Ludgershall, United Kingdom
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Ludgershall, Andover SP11 9RR, UK
Start times
Sat, 11 Jun 2022
8:00am |
Half Marathon:
8:30am |
50 Mile:
Here's what races are available for Salisbury Plain Summer Edition - Marathon, Half Marathon & 50 Mile
Half Marathon
50 Mile
See if you have what it takes to tackle this half marathon or marathon around Salisbury Plain, the UK's largest Military Training Area.
The looped course around the sparse terrain offers stunning views of the plain as you battle the elements and the land, and will take your breath away with the vastness and quiet of your surroundings. The start and finish of this route will be at Old Fowler Barracks.
  • Finisher's Medal
  • Fully stocked aid stations
  • Full medical cover
  • Marshalled road crossings
  • Fully marked route
Ludgershall, Andover SP11 9RR, UK
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Parking will be available at the start/finish line.
07:30 Ultra starts
08:00 Marathon starts
08:30 Half Marathon starts
Please arrive at least 30 minutes before race time to ensure plenty of time for registration and warm-up.
Cut-Off Times
The cut-off times for the events are as follows:
  • 14 hours for the 50 mile
  • 7 hours for the Marathon
  • 3.5 hours for the Half Marathon
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  • Trail shoes that you have trained in
  • Prepare for weather of any kind as the route is not very sheltered
What is the cut-off time for the Salisbury Plain Summer Edition?
There's a cut-off time of 3.5 hours for the half marathon, 7 hours for the marathon and 14 hours for the 50 mile race.
Will there be support on the Salisbury Plain Summer Edition routes?
Yes, there are aid stations along the route and marshalled road crossings. The route is fully marked.
Can I wear headphones during the Salisbury Plain Summer Edition?
You can wear headphones but it is advised against as you will need to cross roads during the event.
What surface will the Salisbury Plain Summer Edition be run on?
This is an off road event and weather dependent, you may consider wearing trail shoes.
2 reviews
SceneryStunning scenery
BicepFlexChallenging course
ShoeFlatGood for beginners
Did the Marathon in 2021
This is my first trail marathon. Very well organized. Thanks to volunteers. The course is hilly but not too bad. Highly recommend~
Did the Half Marathon in 2019
For a first half or even first trail half, great course and challenging enough. We were lucky with the weather so be prepared for some parts to be slippy underfoot. Great scenery!!
Marie Sucksmith
I'm considering running the 50 mile route. Does anyone know if it is a single loop or laps?
Ellie Cookson
Hi Marie, thanks for your question. The 50 mile route will be a single loop :)
Marie Sucksmith
I'm considering running the 50 mile route. Does anyone know if it is a single loop or laps?
Jacob Browning
Why is booking closed? Is it because its sold out or chance of cancellation due to covid?
Jennifer Tonkins
Is the course run clockwise or anti-clockwise from Shipton Bellinger?
Baz Hall
Anti clockwise there was a big hill @ 24 miles
Jennifer Tonkins
Ha ha, wonderful news ;) Thanks.
Ian Greaves
Hi I think the course is different this year ! The race director is going to send details out by email. I think he said the start was going to be at Thruxton race track. Thanks Ian
Sorrel Gilbert
Is there a downloadable map for the marathon? ideally in strava or manometer? I would like to look at the elevation etc.
Kevin Bryant
There's a basic profile on my.viewranger. I find profiles quite difficult to interpret - in practice never quite what I expect. I ran the event last year. There was 1 minor hill(sic) ( everything certainly runnable) however I remember steady gradients - who's effect will depend on your fitness/pacing - I was 62 yrs old and could run it all (if not particularly speedily on occasions) 4:08:20 ...21/180. Looking at my kilometre times I was considerably slower at 34/35/k (ish)- then speeded up considerably for a couple of k - that must be the hill! everything else is much of a muchness pace wise. The running surface is good - if you like a concrete/asphalt (ish) surface, broken + cracked I'm places but shouldn't be overly effected by rainfall. No chance of getting lost! I can normally get lost at the drop of a hat and I didn't (hurrah). Not crowded at all even before half and full part company then it is very quiet running - which is good! I'm taking part again this year - it is a nice little event.
Sorrel Gilbert
Thanks! it's my first marathon (and second ever race) so I'm still trying to work it out. Really pleased also that I don't have to navigate!
Tom Elliott
There's a GPX file (taken from Tobys answer below!) available here:
Tom Elliott
You can then use to turn it into a Strava route :)
Sharon Dove Jones
Hi I ran this last year, it's most hard surfaces so road shoes would probably be ok Thanks
Tom Spencer
What type of trail running shoes would you recommend? I've signed up and never done a trail half marathon before
Alexmc12 null
Light trail was fine last year. Mainly firm tracks, a little boggy in a couple of places, but you shouldn’t need anything too hard core. Have fun 😃
Elizabeth Gatherer
It depends on your feet and running style! Personally I always run in Saucony, some of my friends like Salomon and Hoka. The best thing is to go to a running shop that does gait analysis (this is free in the independent running shops). They will watch you run on a treadmill for a couple of minutes and recommend a shoe that suits your running style. I have used this service at Alton Sports in Farnham and Fitstuff in Guildford, both shops were brilliant and I was delighted with the advice they gave and the shoes that I bought.
Kevin Bryant
Hi You've signed up for a nice event'. I ran the Marathon. I agree with Alexmc12 - the tracks were mainly hard surfaces, like a well maintained farm track, therefore anything comfortable with a bit of traction on the sole is great. Have a good one 🌚!
Coral Putman
Once you've got your gait analysis sorted and know what type of trainer you need, look for something well padded on the sides. I did the marathon last year and because so much of the course was on rough tracks - like cobbles but with sharp flint rather than rounded stone - my edges of my feet got very sore and I had to stop, remove my trainers and socks and smother my feet in vaseline. Good luck
Toby Parson
Please dont plan to wear road shoes! Some comments on here that last year was pretty mild which it was but that doesn’t mean this year will be. This is Salisbury Plain in December 😬 Research the course a bit so you can see the terrain - there is GPX data here - and if in doubt message Mark O’Meara through the Andover Trail Runners FB page. There should be some info coming out soon though. Need to look at the rest of you kit as well - if it is a winter wonderland meets Noah’s ark apocalypse and you’re in road running gear then it will not be fun! See you at the start line 🙌🏻
Jo York
What is the elevation of the route please?
Alex Chesterton 🌳
630m 🙂
Jo York
Thanks Alex.
Karen Boyce
You have been asked if there is a medal for completion of this run and one answer says no medal the other says yes to a medal, so my question is is there a medal for competition?
Manon VT
Yes, there are medals for finishers
Suzi Abraham
Hi, I've just checked out "whats included" and it doesn't say Medal. Does that mean there's no medal at the end of this run? 😱
Stephy Dennis
Hi there. I am glad to say that there is a finisher's medal for this event.

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