Route inspiration for your virtual Swindon half...
Our much-loved half marathon has sadly had to accept that the 2021 edition cannot take place, despite the months of planning and local support for the event, but a virtual Swindon running weekend will take it's place to celebrate local running and secure the event's return in 2022.
Here's a selection of suggested routes to inspire your run, put together from local runners, popular spots and the organising team of the New Swindon Half.
Classic: some people will stick to the original New Swindon Half route - just remember that with no closed roads, many of the roundabouts and junctions will take you slightly out of your way and will add up to extra distance before the finish line! View and download the route here.
Swindon East: taking in Lawns Park, Coate Water and some of the original route, this option keeps you close to shops, loos and if you're lucky, near to you're home! Start and finish from anywhere on the loop. View and download the route here.
More routes will be added all the way through to this Saturday 18 September. If you have a recommendation, send it to us at email@example.com with the subject line 'Virtual Route Recommendation'.