Sandstone Trail Races

Sunday 1st October 2017


Event Details

The Sandstone Trail Race, previously organised by Deeside Orienteering Club, has been held anually in mid-autumn for forty years from 1977-2016

The event consists of two alternative races run concurrently, both following sections of the Sandstone Trail Path.

  • The A Race (Starting at 10.00am) is 27.5km (17.1 miles) with 655m climb starting from Duckington and is ideal for the more experienced runner.
  • The B Race (Starting at 11.00am) is 17.0km (10.6 miles) with 288m of climb starting from Beeston and is better suited for those wishing to try their hand at trail running.

Both races finish in Delamere Forest where the Prizes are presented.

These races are run under FRA rules.

Both races have a timed-out road crossing at the A51. Because of the heavy traffic on this road, and to avoid the hazard that has been caused by a very small minority of competitors ignoring marshals' instructions in the past, there will be a time-out of a maximum of 90 seconds. All competitors must cross the timing mats both before and after the road crossings. The time taken between the two controls will be deducted from the overall time for the race; the time deducted will be shown on the results which each competitor receives at the finish.  We have taken this action in the interests of competitor safety in the race.

If you want to find out a little more about the history of the Sandstone Trail Race then take a look at the Race History page.

The actual route the Sandstone Trail Race follows is detailed on the Race Route page. The route is quite easy to follow and is often waymarked by the distictive yellow, circular Sandstone Trail markers on posts, styles and gates.

Potential race winners, however, are strongly advised check out the public footpath sections beforehand. Please do not run across the field diversion after Primrose Hill as this is private ground and only open to us on race day

The race has established a number of impressive records over the years it has been held. These records offer a worthy challenge for anyone aiming to better them.


This event currently has a waiting list, you can complete a waiting list entry and if a place becomes available you will have 48 hours to accept the entry. There are currently 34 people on the waiting list
** Payment is made only if a place is offered and accepted.

Entry Options - Age 16 & over on Sun 01 Oct 2017
Race A - 17.1miles
** £14.00 Enter waiting list
Race B - 10.6 miles
** £14.00 Enter waiting list
Dates
Starts
Sun 01 Oct 2017
Contact Info
Mike Harrington
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