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STONEHENGE STOMP WEEKEND

2015


After the last couple of years when bad weather made for an organisers nightmare this time the weather was as good as it gets for the end of January.


The 10km Womble on the Saturday was held without a cloud to be seen and hardly any wind.  Sunglasses were the order of the day rather than the customary raincoats.  As a result everybody had an enjoyable stretch of their legs on the slightly longer distance that took walkers on a new loop around the back of Bulford which had been added to the route.


A slight overnight frost had hardened the ground for the early starters on Sunday and the ground held firm for the 40km walkers and runners to reach halfway without much mud.  However once the 30, 20 and 10km routes opened the temperature had started to rise with the ground inevitably softening up a tad bringing the customary muddy going but nowhere near as bad as in previous years.  With the pleasant day which even saw the sun coming through the clouds on occasion most entrants were well up on their schedule timings and nearly all arrived back well in time.


Thanks to all the marshals out on the route for keeping everybody supplied with drinks, biscuits and sweets at the checkpoints.


So for the 27th year of the event we had what was probably one of the best days this January which made the organisers job considerably easier than the last few years.  Always a bit of a risk putting on an event at this time of the year but nice to find the weather gods smiled on us this time.


For those that came - well done and hope to see you all next year.


Please check back later for details of the 2016 event.

The Stomp weekend is normally held on the last complete weekend in January. The Woodhenge Womble, 10kms [6 miles] takes place on Saturday afternoon and the Stonehenge Stomp, on the Sunday, has a choice of 10/20/30 or 40km [5/12/19/25 mile] routes


2015 Stomp