**RACE UPDATE 2021**
It is with great sadness that we have to inform you that this years Spring Treble will not go ahead. The team have worked tirelessly to explore every avenue but without success. Due to government restrictions on both race organisation and our private venues added in with the need for daylight at venues and 3 races to host in close succession it just isn’t to be this year. The reality is that there’s too much uncertainty at the moment and our paramount concern is the safety of our runners, our team of volunteers and the public.
Believe me when I say that no one is more disappointed and upset by this news than myself and my team, but I also give you my word that we will be back, even stronger next year. Anyone who has entered will automatically be moved to the 2022 race and we look forward to seeing you all racing once it becomes safe to do so.
In the meantime, stay safe and take care.
Emma Phillips & The Spring Treble Team
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.
Hanchurch is the location for the first race of the series, a tough single lap of Swynnerton Old Park.
And the challenge is back! For 2019 we returned 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 held over three consecutive weeks in 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:
Date to be confirmed for 2021. ‘Hanchurch Hilly’ – we think our first race at Hanchurch is a fantastic asset to the series and we are delighted to now offer better parking facilities!
Date to be confirmed for 2021. ‘Kibblestone Klamber’ – benefitting from the usual top-notch Stone MM organisation, we returned to Kibblestone in 2019. An undulating, off roader at Kibblestone International Scout Camp, Kibblestone Road, Stone ST15 8UJ.
Date to be confirmed for 2021. ‘Barlaston Ups and Downs’ – starting from Oulton Cricket Club (ST15 8US), good section of road then around the National Trust Downs Banks. Prize for first Male/Female on the first mile – a downhill sprint! 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.