Do The Treble This Spring
Lighter nights mean more time to enjoy the beautiful countryside on offer at this fantastic trail series...
First held over fifteen years ago, the Stone Master Marathoners' Spring Treble consists of three races held over three consecutive Thursday evenings in April. Organisers say: "The advantage of the lighter nights of the Spring Equinox means we can get off the winter roads into Staffordshire’s beautiful countryside."
The series has become a firm favourite with runners of all abilities and is dedicated to the memory of the club's late member, David Upton, who instigated the series and was Race Director for many years.
Each event is based on a tough, hilly course of around four to five miles and gives runners an early indication of their current form and fitness for the forthcoming season.
Cannock Chase is the location for the first race of the series which will take place on 11 April. Starting near the Marquis Visitor Centre, the course winds around the hills of the Chase.
The second race is at Kibblestone Scout Camp on 18 April and involves three laps of steep ascents and descents! The final event is at 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!)
Speaking about their events, Stone MM say: "We extend a warm welcome to all our fellow runners whether club members or unattached, a convivial atmosphere is guaranteed. You’re welcome to join us for the full series or individual races. We look forward to your company!"
If you'd like to know more, visit the Stone Master Marathoners website.
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