Stilton 7

28th February 2022
In the most perfect weather conditions over 500 of Leicestershire top road running athletes lined up outside ‘The Stute’ on Asfordby Hill to compete in the first race in the Leicestershire Road Running League (LRRL) series for 2022. The race involved two 3.5mile loops taking in both the hills up past Welby Church and also Asfordby Hill (twice) which involved 152 metres (498 feet) climbing, the same as three Nelson Columns meaning the route is one of the most challenging in the country. This did not deter the runners, who were well supported at various vantage points around the route.
First finisher was Matt Scarsbrook who runs for Badgers Running Club from Atherstone is a very impressive time of 36:46. First Lady back was Rebecca Randal representing Shepshed Running Club in 43:15.
First Stilton Strider home was Jason Barton in 6th position overall in 39;22
with Rachel Wade smashing her previous 7 mile personal best time to record 52:27 to finish 18th female.
Other Striders who completed the race was Duncan Greene (47:48), John Robinson (48:36), Robert Craig (50:52), Mark Tyler (51:32), Jamie Dean (52:03), 
Ian Drage (52:11), Craig Marsh (54:14), Wayne Hackett (54:48), Simon Berg (55:11), Michael Cooke (55:29), Vicki Lowe (55:36), Rebecca Forester (55:38), Mike Williams (55:47), Robert Mee (56:03), Chris Page (57:17), Emily Howett (59:31), Julie Ashby (59:47), Michelle Fallow (60:13), John Martin (62:06), Jane Martin (62:50), Martin Hansen (63:32), Sarah Lawrence (64:06), Jemma Marie Wilson (66:50), and Gina Bailey (71;41). Apart from the 26 members who raced a further 35 members assisted either before, during or after the event and without their valued support the race could not be held.



LRRL Race – Stilton 7

Update. Entries go live 8:00pm Tuesday 1st February on the EntryCentral website.


At the recent Leicestershire Road Running League (LRRL) AGM our event for 2022 has been accepted as one of the LRRL races for 2022.

The event will take place on Sunday 27th February around our usual two circuit course starting and finishing at ‘The Stute’ Asfordby Hill.

Further infomation will made available nearer the date regarding entries and how you can assist us by volunteering to help on the day.

This race formed part of the LRRL winter league, and is only open to members of clubs that are affiliated to the league. Usual entry fee and chip timing arrangements will be in place.

For dates and other relevant information for the LRRL 2022 season refer to the appropriate LRRL page.


For full details, see attached Race info sheet for runners (Stilton 7) 2020

As a show of appreciation to Saint-Gobain Pam Ltd for providing car parking (Holwell Works) each year, SSRC member John Houghton presented Andrew Harris (Plant Director and Operations and Supply Director) a framed photograph from the 2020 event. Without their support the club would not be able to host our Stilton 7 road race and we are pleased that they will continue to support us again for future races from this venue. Note that due to Covid 19 restrictions the presentation was delayed into October 2021



Prior years’ Stilton 7 Races:

Results from the 2019 Stilton 7 can be found via Draft results Stilton 7 2019

Photos from the event can be found via clicking the image below:

Stilton 7 - 24.02.2019

The 2019 Stilton 7 road race took place on Sunday 24th February 2019.  It’s an undulating 7 mile road race that forms part of the Leicestershire Road Running League. Please be aware, that this race is for LRRL affiliated members only.

Information for runners can be found here:  2019 Race info sheet for runners (Stilton 7)

Also, a sneak preview of the Race Director’s briefing ahead of Sunday’s race is here: Stilton 7 2019 – Run Brief

If you’re local to Melton and would like to hear more about club running and the Leicestershire Road Running League, pop along to one of our friendly club nights to have a run with us and find out more. They start at Melton Sports Village (old King Edward VII) at:
7pm on Wednesdays for a normal club run.
7pm Thursdays around various Melton locations for the coached structured training and skill sessions.
7pm Fridays for a steady 4-6 miler at chatting pace on our Social Run. Contact us with any questions:

The 2018 Stilton 7 road race took place on the 25th February 2018.

The 2017 Stilton 7 took place place on Sunday 26th February.

Final results and latest league tables can be found at

Race photos can be found here (first batch – start/finish area (c.770 photos)) and here (top of the hill (c.880 photos)).

Race video can also be found below:

Click here for the Melton Times report.

2016 Stilton 7 information

Thank you to everyone who contributed to the 2016 Stilton 7 – whether volunteering, supporting or running.  Provisional results are now available via the LRRL Facebook page.

The more detailed spreadsheet results can be found on the Network site at Stilton 7 2016 results.