STONE MASTER MARATHONERS SPRING TREBLE – THE HISTORY
First held over fifteen years ago, the races are run over three consecutive Thursday evenings in April with the advantage of the lighter nights of the Spring Equinox getting us off the winter roads into Staffordshire’s beautiful countryside. Each event is based on a tough, hilly course of around five miles and gives runners an early indication of their current form and fitness for the forthcoming season
Our Spring Treble series of trail races has become a firm favourite with runners of all abilities and is dedicated to the memory of our late member, David Upton, who instigated the series and was Race Director for many years.
We return to Hanchurch for the first of the series, a tough single lap of Swynnerton Old Park starting and finishing at North Staffs Sports club where the bar facilities will be available.
And the challenge is back! For 2019 we return to Kibblestone for the second race, three laps of the steep ascents and descents of the Scout Camp, loved and hated in equal measures for the experience which is unique to our Club.
The final event is at the very popular venue of the National Trust holdings at Barlaston Downs, with prizes for the fastest first mile, and the punishing uphill finish to the welcome sight of Oulton Cricket Club for the award presentation and an enjoyable pint (or two!)
Stone MM extend a warm welcome to all our fellow runners whether club members or unattached, free buffet refreshment is included at the presentation and a convivial atmosphere is guaranteed. We look forward to your company!
An off road race series in over three consecutive weeks usually around April taking in local courses with a few hills. You’re welcome to join us for the full series or individual races. Each race is approximately 5 miles.
Affiliated £10 per race or £25 for all three. Unattached £12 or £31. Entries on the day £2 extra. If you can’t make all the races, you can sign up individually for each race below and there will be entries on the day:
Thursday 11th April, 2019, 7pm – for 2019 we start at Hanchurch but with a start venue of North Staffs Sports Club (ST5 4EB). We think the Hanchurch run is a fantastic asset to the series and are delighted to now offer better parking and facilities! Bring your beer tokens – the bar will be open after the race!
Thursday 18th April, 2019, 7pm – Benefitting from the usual top-notch Stone MM organisation, we’re back to Kibblestone in 2019. An undulating, off roader at Kibblestone International Scout Camp, Kibblestone Road, Stone ST15 8UJ.
Thursday 25th April, 2019, 7pm – Starting from Oulton Cricket Club (ST15 8US), good section of road then around the National Trust Downs Banks. Prize for first Male/Female on first mile – a downhill sprint! Must complete course Join us afterwards in the bar for the prize giving and free buffet!
2016 Spring Treble feedback:
Dear Stone Master Marathoners
Last Thursday I ran in your Milford Common run. It was very well organised, had a lovely atmosphere and I thoroughly enjoyed it!
I love running and enter races now and again and appreciate all the efforts seen and unseen that go into organising these events.