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Entry Details for the 40th Annual Sandstone Trail Races

Race Date: Sunday 2 October 2016
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Entry Details


Two one-way races under FRA rules, both finishing in Delamere Forest. Age 18 and over.

Race A

Starts at Duckington (GR 117/494526) 27.5km (17.1 miles) 655m climb START 10:00 a.m.

Race B

Starts at Beeston Castle (GR 117/540591) 17.0km (10.6 miles) 288m climb START 11:00 a.m.

Leading runners in each race will be expected to finish 11:45 to 12:00

Mandatory Equipment

There is no mandatory equipment requirement. This is an exception to the normal FRA rules.


For competitors who wish to book a seat, buses (£5.00) from the finish to the starts will be laid on before the race.

Depart Delamere Barnes Bridge Car Park (GR 542716) 08:30, arrive Duckington ('A' start) approx. 09:15, arrive Beeston ('B' start) approx. 10:00.

Transport is not provided at the end of the race.


This is not an orienteering event. Both races follow the "Yellow Footprint" way-markers of the Sandstone Trail.

The route will be marshalled where obscure and at road crossings but ultimate responsibility for finding the route rests with the competitors. A pre-survey is recommended. The route description is on the race website.


Competitors will receive their race number and e-card for timing at Race Registration at Duckington or Beeston. The e-card will be used for taking split-times and the Finish time; it will also be used for a timed-out crossing of the A51. Full details on the Timing page.


No runner will be awarded more than one individual prize (apart from 1st Orienteer). Trophies will be presented to the following:

  • Race A: 1st 3 male finishers, 1st 3 female finishers, 1st Vet Lady 40, 1st Vet Lady 50+, 1st Vet Man 40, 1st Vet Man 50, 1st Vet Man 60+, 1st Team of 3, additional prize for 1st Orienteer
  • Race B:1st 3 male finishers, 1st 3 female finishers, 1st Vet Lady 40, 1st Vet Lady 50+, 1st Vet Man 40, 1st Vet Man 50, 1st Vet Man 60+, 1st Team of 3

[V40 = 40-49, V50 = 50-59, V50+ = 50 or over, V60+ = 60 or over. All categories are based on age on race day]

T Shirts

T-shirts can be pre-ordered and pre-paid at £5.50 and collected at the race Finish.

Entry Fees

The Entry Fees
Race A Race B Final Details Results



Race website and email

Race website


On-line entries only at where you can see the race terms and conditions.

Closing Date

Thursday 29 September 2016 - midnight

No entries after this date or on the day.
Maximum entry 200 each race.


Contact () to cancel so that if you can’t make the race someone else can run – thanks! Cancellations are subject to an administration fee of 5% + £2 + VAT
All cancellations up to 1 September 2016 will receive an automatic refund.
Refunds after that date will be made until 26 September if the place is allocated to someone on the waiting list.

Waiting list

This year Fabian4 are offering a race waiting list. As places become available due to cancellations you will be invited to accept a place depending on your position in the queue.


To transfer your entry to a running colleague, go to View/Amend Entry at You will need access to the email address that you used to register. Transfers are free.

Entry Change

To change to a different race length from the one you entered, or to make a late purchase of a bus place or t-shirt, please contact Jill Barnes ()


General enquiries:
Geoff Shaw (Organiser) 07919 191995 ()

Entry enquiries:
Jill Barnes ()

Competitors take part in this race at their own risk and are responsible for their own safety.
Competitor details will be held in electronic format.

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