Updated: Feb 5
The Stonehenge Stomp is an annual walking and running event, organised by the City of Salisbury Athletics and Running Club, every January. Participants choose to cover 5km, 10km, 20km, 30km or 40km of off road trails around Stonehenge writes Vasen Moodley
This was a test of personal endurance as participants pushed themselves to their physical limits. This year’s event was run on an exceptionally warm, dry and sunny winter’s day, which did not detract from the incredible effort required by all those taking part. Everyone was full of praise for the wonderful day that was due, in no small part, to the event organiser Jane Knight and her team.
For the stats geeks amongst you here are a few numbers that were crunched by the multi-talented IT guru, aka Andy Webb.
Over 75 magnificent volunteers signed up for the Stomp weekend, providing a superb level of service to the 836 online entrants, of whom 182 were team entries of various sizes. The proportion of runners to walkers was 58% to 42%, with females outnumbering the weaker sex by 63% to 37% !!!
The distances covered were:
5km= 3%, walkers 95% /Runners 5%
10km= 24%, walkers 36% / Runners 64%
20km= 33%, walkers 41% / Runners 59%
30km= 17%, walkers 39% / Runners 61%
40km= 23%, walkers 44% / Runners 56%
The total distance cover by participants on the day was 3,250 km. That’s the same as the distance to the Moon (if it was bit closer !!).
Andy was also kind enough to collate over 500 photos on FlickR, taken by various people at The Stomp. They can be found HERE
The Arc of Attrition is a 50 mile race along the Cornish Coast Path from Minack Theatre to Porthtowan. On a wet and windy day James Mills completed this mammoth task over arduous terrain in 10hrs 48mins, and covered 9,000 feet of elevation, to beat his previous PB by 26 mins. James came a very creditable 16th out of over 100 finishers.
Two races were run at Longleat on a cold, crisp morning bathed in winter sunshine. In the 10K CoSARC were represented by Kieran McManus 47:08 and Lucy Coates 59:52. In the 2 Mile CoSARC juniors Olivia Kearns and Emily Bryant both ran excellent races.
Olivia was the 1st placed female in 3rd place overall in a magnificent time of 14:18, and Emily wasn’t far behind in 4th place in a superb time of 15:39, and was 2nd female finisher.
The Maverick New Forest Race in Brockenhurst was run over 12km of forest trails. Pete Bott gave a magnificent performance when he finished in 58:07. He was 49th out of field of 272.