Sandstone Trail Races 2020

Sunday 13th September 2020

Event Details

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Buses to the start will depart from one of the car parks at Delamere Forest and not Barnes Bridge as in previous years.  We will announce which car park nearer the time.

Due to the time of year and responsibility to our marshals we have a 3 hour 45 mins cut off time for the A race and 2 hour 45 race for the B race.  

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

  • The A Race (Starting at 9.00am and 9.30am) is 27.5km (17.5 miles) with 655m climb starting from Duckington and is ideal for the more experienced runner.
  • The B Race (Starting at 10.30am and 11.00am) is 17.0km (10.5 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.  The race finishes close to the Gruffalo statue and not at Barnes Bridge Car Park as in previous years.

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.

The Sandstone Trail Race, previously organised by Deeside Orienteering Club and they held annually it in mid-autumn for forty years from 1977-2016. 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. 

Entry Options - Age 16 & over on Sun 13 Sep 2020
Race A - 17.1miles - Wave 1 09:00 - Age 16 & over
Available £22.00 Enter
+Booking Charge : £1

The first wave of the A race is aimed at the more competitive end who expect to complete the race within 2 hours 45 minutes

Race A - 17.1miles - Wave 2 09:30
Available £22.00 Enter
+Booking Charge : £1

The second wave of the B race is for those runners wanting a more social experience

Race B - 10.6 miles Wave 3 10:30 - Age 16 & over
Available £22.00 Enter
+Booking Charge : £1

The first wave of the B race is aimed at runners of all standards but may favour the faster runners.

Race B - 10.6 miles - Wave 4 11:00
Available £22.00 Enter
+Booking Charge : £1

The second wave of the B race is aimed at runners of all standards

Refund Policy

You can transfer your place to another runner at no extra cost, however we do not offer deferrals or refunds. Transfers to another runner are available until midnight on 30th August. You are unable to transfer from one wave to another unless there is a place available and the waiting list has been exhausted.   We reserve the right to amend the cancellation/refund policy should the race become over subscribed.

Sun 13 Sep 2020
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Mike Harrington
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