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Sandstone Trail Challenge - Saturday 12 May 2018

We had a great day on Saturday, with perfect weather and no significant problems.  We had 208 starters, and 193 finishers.  Jez Brown finished first in 4 hours 28 minutes, and Clive Frankham was 193rd in 12 hours 1 minute.  Everyone else finished in between!  There was actually a tussle all the way at the front, with Lawrence Eccles and Tom Booth giving Jez a good run for his money.  Leah Leonard was first woman to finish for the second year running, and was 10 minutes faster this year.  Many jaffa cakes and pies were eaten.

Many thanks to everyone who walked, ran and helped out.  The results are out, and you can click on them here or find them via the "Records and past years" tab.  You can find Ben's report on how the day went here, and you can find the rest of the photos Andy Smith and Mark Longstaff took during the day here.

Lost property:

Tom Morgan's certificate
One dark blue technical T-shirt with white flashes, large, possibly Tom's.

One small Chester Marathon 2012 long sleeved top

One pink/purple Berghaus jacket, size 14

One pair black flipflops

Contact us if you want them back!

Jez Brown, first man in 2018, crossing the finishing field, photo by Andy Smith

Leah Leonard, first woman (again) in 2018, coming off the hill at Bickerton.  Photo by Andy Smith

Ben Williams and Andy Robinson, 14 May 2018

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 (Ben Williams and Andy Robinson):  sandstonetrailchallenge@hotmail.com.