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Sandstone challenge results

Records & past years

These are the current record times for completing the Sandstone Trail in its present form, ie between Sherry Mill Hill, Whitchurch and either the Bear’s Paw or Frodsham Community Centre in Frodsham. The Bear’s Paw is the official end point of the Trail, and the Community Centre is the end point for the Sandstone Trail Challenge event. The difference in route and distance is very small, so we feel its reasonable to treat them the same. Anyone bettering these times outside the STC events needs to let us know, so we can update this page.

ClassNameClub (if known)hh:mmDate           Event
M openDuncan HarrisChester Tri4:1012/05/12STC 2012
W openCaroline HallWirral AC5:0412/05/12STC 2012
MU18Joe Wilson (14) & Pip Adamson (17)7:4506/05/17STC 2017
WU18Lily Moorhouse6:5911/05/17STC 2019
M50Duncan HarrisDeeside Orienteering Club4:4814/05/22STC 2022
W50Karen Nash5:4904/05/13STC marshals’ event 2013
M70John DobieLiverpool Pembroke & Sefton Harriers6:4806/05/17STC 2017
W70          Jean LyonEast Lancs LDWA10:1007/05/16 STC 2016

2022 results

2020 and 2021 – no event (Covid)

2019 results

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<< 2018 results >>

<< 2017 report >> 

<< 2017 results >>

<< 2016 report >>

<< 2016 results >>

<< 2015 report >>

<< 2015 results >>

<< 2014 report >>

<< 2014 results >>

<< 2013 report >>

<< 2013 results (PDF) >>

<< 2013 results (Excel) >>

<< 2012 report >> 

<< 2012 results >>

<< 2011 report >>

<< 2011 results >>

Previous completions

We know about a few other people who have also run the Sandstone Trail in its current form under 7 hours:

Chris Marshall – 5:44 – Ellesmere Port RC – (12/01/2008)
John Rowlands – 7:00 approx – South Cheshire Harriers (06/06/2010)
Chris Baynham-Hughes – 5:29 – Helsby RC (24/07/2010)
Chris Vardy – 6:12 – Norfolk OC (14/08/2010)
Gaz – 6:30 – FRA Forum (27/10/2010) starting from Whitchurch station, so he did an extra bit
Ian Landucci – 5:37 – Helsby RC (9/04/2011)
Jeff McQueen – 5:19 – West Cheshire (28/04/2011)
Dave Douglas – 5:19 – Delamere Spartans (28/04/2011)
Dan Weston – 4:40 – (30/05/2013)

Doubles!

We know of a few people that weren’t content with just the one traverse:
Paul Cunningham and Gaz O’Connor ran it in summer 2019 as a pair (15.5h).
On the same day and quite by coincidence they bumped into Nick Key, fulfilling a long held ambition (18.5h).
Most recently Dave Douglas completed it in the gloom of October (15.10.20) in a soggy 15h35′.

Let us know if you know more!