Staffs Knot 2018

Wednesday 25th July 2018


Race photos

Free photos by Bryan Dales Race Photos

2018 Results

2018 Fun Run and 5 Mile Results

Staffs Knot 5, 2018 – “Note of Thanks”

Well, after all the hard work & planning, it finally came & went off without any Hiccups !
This year’s Staffs Knot with the 2nd running on the new course seemed to work as intended and we hope that everybody involved enjoyed themselves.
All at Stafford Harriers would like to say a big thank you to all helpers & volunteers for all of the hard work in making this year a big success !
We couldn’t have done it without all those who Marshalled on the night, helpers in the day during the set-up & at night after for the take down.
A special thanks goes to all Runners from far and wide for supporting the event and entering into the spirit of this competitive & fun family event.
I’d also like to thank all of the spectators for supporting & for all of the kind comments and feedback we have received.
Finally, we would like to thank the Forestry Commission & Staffs County Council  for allowing us to host the event and to all of our sponsors for supporting us.
Namely, Towergate, Audi, Alan Chatfield, & DHL.

& Finally a big thanks to our on-line entry, chip timing  and event public address partners – JCRace Solutions Ltd (

who also sponsored the course record prizes.
We look forward to seeing you all again next year & please tell all your running club friends & connections to join us too !
Thanks you all
Ian Hodkinson
Stafford Harriers
SK5 Race Director

Some photos of the Marshalls

With so many photos of the runners, here are some alternative photos from facebook by Stephen Lee


Additional race information

Prize sponsored by JCRS

Full Race Licence Licence Number; 2018-35879


  • Stafford Harriers kit bag to all finishers of the main race
  • Individual, Team and Age prizes for the main race.
  • Medals for all in the fun run & prizes for 1st/2nd/3rd U15 boys & U15 girls
  • Prizes for beating the course record – men 24:12, ladies 29:45.
  • Main run minimum age is 15 years old (on race day).
  • Fun run has no minimum age but under 8’s must be accompanied (on the run) as per UKA guidelines


Main Run Route


DownloadSK5 main route 2017



The course was measured on 8 June 17 by Rob Cope, a member of the association of UK Course Measurers and was certified accurate. He was accompanied by club member, Ian Hodkinson

Many runners use their GPS units to check the courses and although they are a useful guide they are not as accurate as an official measured course.

To read an article on GPS measurement, CLICK HERE

Below is the course measurement certificate.

Download2017cert17-255 (1)

Fun Run Route

DownloadFun run map

2018 Results


These will be published and online ASAP after the event.

2018 5 Mile Results







1987 Ladies only Race venue MRI St Leonard’s Winner Sally Ellis (Birchfield Harriers)




Year Male Winner   Lady Winner  
1988 Dave Griffin 25:17 Christine Kilkenny 28:47(CR)
1989 Trevor Morrey 25:03 Louise Austin 30:14
1990 Trevor Morrey 25:22 S. Taylor 34:28
1991 Darren Daniels 24:30 (CR) Louise Austin 30:14
1992 Ray Chapman 25:42 Jill Allen 30:11


1993 Race Cancelled due to long term Road Works


Year Male Winner   Lady Winner  
1994 Adri Hartveld 25:14 Louise Austin 30:01
1995 Mark Gregory 25:07 Emma Newton 30:07


Venue changed to Cannock Chase Visitors Centre


Year Male Winner   Lady Winner  
1996 Simon O’Connor 25:05 (CR) Kate Burge 29:41 (CR)
1997 Simon O’Connor 25:18 Lesley Turner 30:14
1998 Carl Warren 25:18 Mandy Campbell 31:32
1999 Stephen Pyke 26:24 Polly Gibb 30:37
2000 Nigel Share 26:38 Clare Newton 30:37
2001 Ray Plant 25:52 Sarah Bentley 29:18(CR)


New Course


Year Male Winner   Lady Winner  
2002 Darren Daniels 25:34 Clare Newton 30:28
2003 Tom Humphries 25:16 (CR) Clare Newton 30:19(CR)
2004 Tom Humphries 25:03 (CR) Gemma Phillips 28:31(CR)
2005 Ray Plant 25:43 Gemma Phillips 27:52(CR)
2006 Tom Humphries 24:27 (CR) Michelle Buckle 30:35
2007 Tom Humphries 24:32 Sharleen Hollinshead 30:27
2008 Tom Humphries 24:05 (CR) Kate Burge 30:34
2009 Tom Humphries 24:15 Sally Gray 32:02


New Course


Year Male Winner   Lady Winner  
2010 Bruce Raeside 24:48 Sally Gray 30:52
2011 Ben Gamble 26-12 Sarah Johnson 29-45 (CR)
2012 Tom Humphries 24:12(CR) Mandy Vernon 30:56
2013 Alex Benfield 27:50 Michelle Buckle 32:13
2014 Ryan Holroyd 26.00 Claire Martin 29.41 (CR)
2015 Ben Gamble 26.17 Claire Martin 29:58
2016 n/a n/a n/a n/a


New Course


Year Male Winner   Lady Winner  
2017 Martin Williams 26:33(CR) Sally Gray 33:51(CR)
2018 Felix Mcgrath 27:01 Lynne Hill 31:46(CR)


Men’s Team Winners

Year Team
1988 Cannock & Stafford
1989 Stafford Harriers
1990 Stafford Harriers
1991 County Officers
1992 Stafford Harriers
1993 No Race
1994 Cannock & Stafford
1995 Wrekin Road Runners
1996 Chase Harriers
1997 Cannock & Stafford
1998 Chase Harriers
1999 Chase Harriers
2000 Chase Harriers
2001 Cannock & Stafford
2002 Cannock & Stafford
2003 Cannock & Stafford
2004 Cannock & Stafford
2005 Cannock & Stafford
2006 Cannock & Stafford
2007 Wolverhampton & Bilston
2008 Cannock & Stafford
2009 Cannock & Stafford
2010 Cannock & Stafford
2011 Stafford Harriers
2012 Stafford Harriers
2013 South Cheshire Harriers
2014 Stafford Harriers
2015 Cannock & Stafford
2016 n/a
2017 Lichfield Running Club
2018 Lichfield Running Club


Ladies Team Winners



Year Team
1988 Cannock & Stafford
1989 Stafford Harriers
1990 County Officers
1991 Stafford Harriers
1992 Stafford Adult Training Centre
1993 No Race
1994 Stafford Harriers
1995 Cannock & Stafford
1996 Stafford Harriers
1997 Cannock & Stafford
1998 Cannock & Stafford
1999 Newcastle AC
2000 Cannock & Stafford
2001 Cannock & Stafford
2002 Cannock & Stafford
2003 Cannock & Stafford
2004 Stafford Harriers
2005 Stafford Harriers
2006 Newcastle AC
2007 Stone Master Marathoners
2008 Stafford Harriers
2009 Trentham
2010 Trentham
2011 Trentham
2012 Stafford Harriers
2013 Newcastle AC
2014 Newcastle AC
2015 Staffordshire Moorlands
2016 n/a
2017 Trentham R.C.
2018 Stone Master Marathoners


2018 Race results

25th July 2018


5 Mile Race

Fun Run

2017 Race Results

26th July 2017   A brand new single lap route.


5 Mile Race

DownloadResultListsFinisherList 2017


Fun Run

DownloadResultListsFinisherListFunrun 2017



2016 Race results

27th July 2016


Due to a marshalling error the race results cannot be relied upon for the purposes of prize giving, course records, or the NSRRA league. Under the circumstances we have withdrawn most of the tables that we usually list for interest and have removed the rankings from the Finishers’ list.

The Fun Run had no such issues and the results for this can be seen below in full.



2015 Race results

29th July 2015

Five mile race results

DownloadResult 5 Mile

Downloadresults funrun 2015

2014 Race results


Congratulations to :-

First Female : – Claire Martin (Telford AC) (course record)

Download5Mile Amended results 2014
DownloadProvisional fun run results 2014

2013 Race results


Downloadresults funrun 2013
Downloadresults 5mile 2013

2012 Race results


8th August


Congratulations to :-

Tom Humphries of Cannock and Stafford in a new course record time of 24.12


DownloadStaffs Knot 2012 5 Mile Run
DownloadStaffs Knot 2012 Fun Run