Sandstone Trail Challenge - Saturday 6 May 2017
We had a great day on
Saturday - thanks to everyone who walked, ran and helped out. The
results and our report
are now out, and you can click on them here or find them via the
"Records and past years" tab. The rest of the photos are here. The next Challenge will be
on Saturday 12 May 2018 - see you there!
John Dobie, new MV70 record holder, while he was still in one piece!
2017 Sandstone Trail Challenge opened for entries on 1 December, at
midnight. Last year the places for walkers filled within a month, and
they could go even faster this time. We will have separate waiting
runners and walkers. If you don't get a place, join the waiting
list if you can. Once the waiting lists are also full, you may
still be able to get a place - we may re-open the waiting lists at a
later date. Please don't enter as a walker if you intend to run -
the tally card you will carry will give you away and we will hold
runners up at checkpoints if they have a walker's tally card.
This is to make sure this is an event for walkers as well as runners -
we're not worried about walkers doing a bit of running here and there
along the way though.
had a great day in 2016 - thanks to everyone who took part, and
everybody who helped. The 2016 results are here. There's a report
as well, with a few photos in it. There are a few more photos
around on Facebook, but the bulk of the "offical" photos taken by Andy
Smith and Michael Charman are here.
Andy Robinson and Ben Williams, 9 May 2017
In 2011 Helsby Running Club revived the Sandstone Trail Challenge
event that until 2006 was organised by the Fire Service in Frodsham. A
good time was had by all. Building on the success of the revitalised
event, the 2012 version was bigger, better and if anything even better
received by our walkers and runners. We're planning to keep it
The event follows the 33 miles of the way-marked Sandstone Trail
from beginning to end, apart from a minor variation at the end to
finish at the Community Centre in Frodsham. The Sandstone Trail follows
a sandstone ridge through the Cheshire plain, with some of the best
walking in the county.
This is an LDWA-style
challenge walk that also supports runners. Note that it is not a race.
It is open to everyone aged 14 or over who’s fit enough and experienced
enough to do it (no runners under 18 though).
Contact us (Andy Robinson and Ben Williams): firstname.lastname@example.org.