STONE MASTER MARATHONERS SPRING TREBLE – THE HISTORY
First held some 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.
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, Dave Upton, who instigated the series and was Race Director for many years.
This year we return to Hanchurch however please note there is a new start venue of North Staffs Sports Club which has better parking and facilities. Milford stays as the second course with the final event 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, 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 £9 per race or £22 for all three. Unattached £11 or £28. 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:
Hanchurch Hilly – Thursday 13th April, 2017, 7pm – for 2017 we return to Hanchurch but with a new 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!
Milford Murder – Thursday 20th April, 2017, 7pm – Two loops on good tracks through Cannock Chase heathland and woods above Milford Common (ST17 0UH). A start and finish that takes in the notorious Oat Hill with some fast down hill sections. Not for the faint hearted!
Barlaston Ups and Downs – Thursday 27th April, 2017, 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.