The third and final race in the Spring Treble Series, hosted by Stone Master Marathoners, is the Barlaston Ups and Downs. This 5-mile “2-lap lollipop” course starts and finishes at Oulton Cricket Club, and features a prominent steep downhill mile to start. After two very hilly laps of Barlaston Downs, the runners must re-ascend the mile back to the finish line, an extremely tough way to end the series and the race, which features around 220 metres of climbing.
David Brown was the first Newport runner to finish, and signed off with 43rd place overall, and a time of 39 minutes, 45 seconds. Oliver Stokes was 94th in 47:50, despite it being his third race of the week, and Selwyn Plant was 103rd in a time of 49:41. Bernie Holbrook took 109th place in 51:16, and Ralph Humphries completed the NDRC set with his time of 54:25 to take 112th place.
The series also ranks runners for their overall performance across the 3 races, if they opt into results for the whole series. David Brown was 20th overall (and 3rd in category), Oliver Stokes was 48th, Selwyn Plant 57th, and Bernie Holbrook 65th.