The Stonehenge Stomp was an annual LDWA event organised by Amesbury Walkers which has now been taken on by City of Salisbury RC. It starts and finishes at the Sports Centre, Holders Road, Amesbury, SP4 7NT.

Optional distances are 10, 20, 30 or 40 kms on a mixture of bridleways, footpaths and minor roads. All routes are loops with views of Stonehenge and are over scenic chalk downland, which in places is exposed, so if the weather is poor take a decent cagoule.

Runners are asked to start AFTER 09.15 and the only other restriction is to finish by 16.00hrs. The Entry Fee is £5.00 which includes drinks and biscuits at the checkpoints and a 30th year commemorative cloth badge (if entered in advance).

Hot refreshments and showers are available at the Sports Centre afterwards.

For those who have not participated before, this is a walker's event that welcomes courteous runners. Official times are NOT recorded nor results produced, so it is an ideal, low key and supported training run or walk, particularly for marathon preparation. You can change your mind during the event and run a different distance, as the longer courses overlap the shorter routes. However control cards need to be marked at the checkpoints if you want a badge at the finish in the Sports Centre.

There are typed route descriptions for all courses which are waymarked by different coloured tape at junctions around the routes. Trail shoes are generally ideal but the underfoot conditions can be confirmed at the registration desk if you want the option of road shoes.

You can find more information at http://stomp.salisbury-arc.org/

Entry on the day is possible but there is a trophy for clubs of 10 or more that pre-enter. We regularly have over 30 Hardley Runners for this event so there should be plenty of company, at least on the middle courses.

The Stomp trophy will be presented at the Hardley Awards Lunch to the most deserving, not necessarily fastest, individual completing one of the courses.

Anyone wishing to be included in the Hardley block entry should e-mail or phone with their ‘intended’ distance to mick.anglim@btinternet.com or 023 80845744 before Thursday 25th January.

The £5 entry fee MUST be given to the Anglims by that date or your name will NOT be included in the club entry. You can drop the money with names through the letterbox at 10 Amberslade Walk, Dibden Purlieu, SO45 4NW.

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Last updated 08-Jan-2018.

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