Sandstone trail challenge

Sandstone trail challenge 2014Many thanks to everyone who walked, ran and helped out. We had a great day, despite starting in a downpour and the miles of mud!

Full results for 2014 are available, Andy’s 2014 report about the event is up, with a few photos. There are over three hundred photos up on our flickr site now, with a few more to come.

See you on 9 May 2015!

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Sandstone trail challenge – brilliant!

Quick report: another brilliant day, another great event. Thanks go to everyone taking part whether running, walking, marshalling, feeding, punching cards or any of the numerous things that somehow magically happen behind the scenes. Three cheers to Andy Robinson for being catalyst and ringleader.

Hills were climbed, records broken, mud and wind conquered, feet battered, pies eaten. Results over on the main website: www.helsbyrunningclub.org.uk

Pics:
www.flickr.com/photos/runhelsby
www.flickr.com/photos/benandserena
www.flickr.com/photos/nickingsley
www.flickr.com/photos/78556448@N05/sets/72157629731259662 (Larkton Hill) www.flickr.com/photos/78556448@N05/sets/72157629731259662 (Delamere).

Thanks to everyone for sharing their great pics! If you want copies, contact the photographers directly.

Steve

Sandstone trail challenge — ready for take off!

Well the planning is in its final stages, the water jugs ready and the coach is warming up. 127 runners and walkers are thinking about which t-shirt to wear, whether and where to vaseline, which shoes to use and how many packets of jelly babies they need to buy.

After a lot of hard graft from a few people we’re pretty much ready to relaunch this fondly-remembered event. Several members of Helsby RC have had a bit of a thing for this route, both recently and further back. Indeed we’ve had quite a few completions in respectable times (records here) over the last weeks and months. It’ll be great to get the event back on.

See you on Saturday!

Sandstone trail challenge 2011

We’re relaunching the much loved Sandstone Trail Challenge for 2011. A formidable challenge for runners and walkers alike, this event has a long history of involvement from Helsby RC and we’re relaunching it as an LDWA event for the current year.

Not just for runners! We’re a running club, but this an event for walkers and runners. Indeed half the places will be reserved for walkers, so there’s no danger of them being outnumbered. There’s an interesting round-up from Andy Robinson here.

Find out more on the Helsby website. Any questions, ask at the club  or email andy@crewood.net. See you on May 21! Be warned, it’s likely to sell out, we’re already half full, primarily from word of mouth.

Sandstone trail A and B

Well done to everyone who ran in the Sandstone Trail races yesterday by the way, particularly Jackie for lifting the Ladies Over 50 trophy! Conditions were atrociously muddy underfoot and it didn’t stop raining all day. Placings:

A Race (161 finishers)

22nd Adair Broughton 2:11:01

28th Chris Baynham-Hughes 2:14:17

35th Ian Landucci 2:17:30

62nd David Sconce 2:30:09

66th Steve Riley 2:33:13

69th Andy Robinson 2:35:15

114th Jackie Keasley 2:55:21

137th David Feakes 3:08:25

150th Lesley Feakes 3:27:04

B Race (153 finishers)

53rd Andy Smith 1:41:29

56th Rachel Arnold 1:42:30

102nd Alison Meakin 1:53:05

127th Graham Lloyd 2:02:51

Team results

A Race: 5th

B Race: 9th

Andy Robinson