Helsby Running Club

Sandstone trail challenge

2022 event

Our provisional date for the 2022 event is Saturday 14 May and entries are likely to open 1 Feb, via the Nifty event portal as before. This is our outline plan to be confirmed.

In the meantime, we hope you and your loved ones are staying safe and enjoying the trails – thankfully they are still there and as rewarding as ever! We hope to give you an update as soon as we have something more definite. Check back here and on our social media channels. Thanks for your patience.

Happy trails,
Dave, Lesley and all at Helsby RC.

Coronavirus update – 2020 and 2021 events did not take place

Your safety and welfare is our greatest concern. The world changed for all of us in March 2020 and you’ll understand the reasons for cancellation, including guidance from governing bodies, local authorities and our own common sense. We’ve started a Facebook page to share updates – https://www.facebook.com/groups/sandstonetrail/. If there’s anything else you need, drop us a line on sandstonetrailchallenge@hotmail.com

Best regards and happy running/walking whatever happens.

Sandstone Trail Challenge 2019

And another cracker it was too. Our race directors report for 2019 is here.

And thanks from us all to Dave and Leslie for making it happen! Thanks also to all for coming and making it happen, turning up to run and walk and for the countless small and not so small acts behind the scenes needed to get the show on the road. THANKS!

Results for 2019 here. Lots of pics here on our Flickr site. Please help yourself to any image downloads and if you’re feeling particularly pleased bung a couple of quid to your favourite charity. Halton Haven can always use a hand for one. Another brilliant event!

In 2011 Helsby Running Club revived the Sandstone Trail Challenge, previously organised by the Fire Service in Frodsham until 2006. A good time was had by all. Each year since then we’ve built upon our experience running the event and always seem to get good feedback from our (sometimes exhausted) participants. We’re planning to keep it that way!

The event follows 33 miles of the waymarked 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 fit and experienced enough to do it. Runners must be over 18

Contact us (David and Lesley Feakes) with any queries: sandstonetrailchallenge@hotmail.com