Wellington Monument 10k

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This is a Torbay Athletic Club Grand Prix Race (Road)
Please view our Grand Prix page for details

Sunday 20th December 2015

The Wellington Monument race is an annual race of 6.27 miles (10090 metres) promoted by Taunton Athletics club.


Now in its 29th year, all standards of runner take part. So don’t be put off if you are a new runner, and feel free to wear Christmas theme fancy dress or the odd piece of tinsel.

Starting from the Catherine Wheel public house 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 1/2mile 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.  (Sorry but the hilly nature makes this race un-suitable for all wheeled carriages and wheelchairs)

Prize Presentations including the “John Cooksley” memorial challenge shield and other perpetual awards (to the overall male and female winners, and to first local and first Junior male and female) will take place in the school hall shortly after the race, and include Commemorative award, hot toddy & mince pie to all finishers. Plus individual prize awards to (Only one prize 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 Man U20, and Veteran Man over V40, V45, V50, V55, V60, V65, V70 ; and

LADIES: Junior Lady U20, and Veteran Lady over V35, V40, V45, V50, V55, V60, V65.

Plus 1st Local (Hemyock) Man and Lady.

Further information will appear at http://tauntonac.org

Entry is limited to 300 places . On-line entry available for first-time this year. So don’t delay – to avoid disappointment. ENTER TODAY!

Entries can be made here via FullonSport, but alternatively also still by post as in past years if you prefer.

A paper entry form will be available in due course, but save yourself some postage and delays in Christmas post by applying on-line.  On-line entries are easier for you and for the race organisers.  If needed, printed forms will be available shortly via the Race web-site link below.

All entries received will be confirmed by email together with further race details, and up-dates posted via WM link on the Race web-site 

Race Numbers are to be collected at entry desk at Hemyock Primary School HQ from 9am onwards on the morning of Race Day.

ENTRY FEES: Attached (with EA Licence) £10.00 Unattached £12.00 Entries accepted on-line (unless full) until 0800 19th December 2014.

Entries on Race day (UNLESS FULL) up to 10.15am at £12.00 Attached or £14.00 Unattached

IMPORTANT NOTICE:   No Refunds –  If race cancelled, then ‘Plan B’ is to move it to Sunday 17th January 2016

Results & race information will be available via WM race link on the Taunton AC website: (www.tauntonac.org)

Entrants entering on-line or sending entries by post and received by organiser by 19th December do not need to register on the day.

HOWEVER – on Race Day please come to the Numbers Allocation Desk between 9.00 to 10.15 am  to pick up your RACE NUMBER.


Hemyock is found by leaving the M5 at junction 26, follow the Wellington turning to the roundabout, turn left along the A38 for 1.1/2 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

MAP VIEW (via Google Maps)

The Wellington Monument (location) forms the Half way point of the race, before returning to Hemyock Primary School forming the finish

Entry Opens Closes Price
Affiliated (EA Licence) Entry Fee pre race day 25-Sep-2015 19-Dec-2015 £10.00
Non Affiliated Entry Fee – pre race day 25-Sep-2015 19-Dec-2015 £12.00

Sunday 21st December 2014

Peter Monaghanhe 28th Wellington Monument “Bert King Memorial” Road Race.
Torbay’s Pete Monaghan ran his second fastest Wellington Monument 10k race in 17 years.This year with improved weather conditions there was stronger competition.
Results not available yet
Distance 6.27miles (10090m) incorporating 1654 metres of bridle path
Start from ‘The Catherine Wheel Public house’ in the village square at HemyockFinish at Hemyock County Primary School. Finisher was awarded, hot toddy & mince pie to all finishers

RESULTS… 5th Peter Monaghan (35:31, 1st MV45) – 78 Nick Dance (49:11) – 90 Ray Wilson (50:33, 2nd MV65) – 122 Irene Hewings (53:30, 3rd FV55) – 127 Ray Brown (53:44) – 140 Tessa Hearfield (55:14)

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