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Sandstone Trail Challenge - Saturday 7 May 2016

We had a great day - thanks to everyone who took part, and everybody who helped.  You can find the results here.  The lost property is listed there too.  And now I've written 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.

Next year's Sandstone Trail Challenge will be on Saturday 6 May 2017.  We'll announce when we're going to open for entries later, but it could be a bit later on than up to now, to try to reduce the number of no-shows.  Watch this space!

Andy Robinson (and pp Ben Williams), 12 May 2016

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 that way.

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):  sandstonetrailchallenge@hotmail.com.