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 tiny, so we felt it was reasonable to treat them as the same. Anyone bettering these times outside the STC events needs to let us know, so we can update this page.
|Class||Name||Club (if known)||hh:mm||Date||Event|
|Men, open||Duncan Harris||Chester Tri||4:10||12/05/12||STC 2012|
|Women, open||Caroline Hall||Wirral AC||5:04||12/05/12||STC 2012|
|Men under 18||Joe Wilson (14) & Pip Adamson (17)||7:45||06/05/17||STC 2017|
|Women under 18||Lily Moorhouse (14)||8:23||06/05/17||STC 2017|
|Men over 50||Dave Clamp||Knutsford Tri||5:06||07/05/16||STC 2016||Equalled by Nick Wishart (Delamere Spartans) |
07/05/17 at STC2017
|Women over 50||Karen Nash||5:49||04/05/13||STC marshals’ event 2013|
|Men over 70||John Dobie||Liverpool Pembroke & Sefton Harriers||6:48||06/05/17||STC 2017|
|Women over 70||Jean Lyon||East Lancs LDWA||10:10||07/05/16||STC 2016|
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)
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!