Thursday, 6 August 2020

2020 Tour des Marches Cancelled

It is with deep regret that we must inform you that The Marches Group has taken the decision to cancel the 2020 Tour des Marches. As you will know we were hopeful that with lockdown restrictions easing we would be able to welcome you to Wistanstow in September. Unfortunately, we have recently seen an upturn in the spread of the virus, with localised outbreaks across the country, including at a site at Craven Arms just a mile from Wistanstow Village. The current situation strongly suggests that restrictions will not be lifted sufficiently enough for us to run the event in five weeks time, and even if they were we feel that the safety of our volunteers and our communities must be our priority. Effectively, the decision has been made for us.

The next Tour des Marches will therefore be held on September 11th 2021.
All entrants will receive an email explaining the options, which are:
  1. 1. Defer to the 2021 event which will be held on September 11th
  2. 2. Receive a refund less the booking fee which is deducted from your entry fee by SiEntries. The booking fee is 5% plus VAT or a minimum of £1.00 plus VAT, so in most cases this will amount to £1.20.
Normally there would also be a fee for making a refund, however, SiEntries has kindly offered to waive their usual refund fee for this event. The Marches Group have also decided that they will not be charging an admin fee.

Details of how to select your option will be contained within the email.
We apologise for the inconvenience our decision causes and we thank everyone for their continued support. Stay Safe, hopefully we will see you in 2021.

Marches Group LDWA

Saturday, 5 October 2019

Longmynd Hike 2019


Good luck message for Longmynd Hikers superimposed over entrants from 2014 event
Descending Caer Caradoc on the 2014 Longmynd Hike

Thursday, 26 September 2019

Tuesday, 17 September 2019

2019 Finishers List now available

The 2019 Finishers Lists have now been added to the 'Finishers Lists' page. There you will also find the lists for every event held, be it under the Wistanstow Challenge name or the current Tour des Marches.

Congratulations one and all. Thanks to all the supporters/volunteers who make the event possible. You help make a lot of people happy and allow us to give donations to a couple of worthwhile causes.

Friday, 13 September 2019

Outdoor Depot in residence

Just a quick reminder that James from the Outdoor Depot shop in Church Stretton, will be in attendance at the start, with a selection of lovely outdoor items.

Outdoor Depot logo

Saturday Weather

This is the picture according to the BBC Weather for Saturday 14th,
as of this evening

Weather showing sunshine and a gentle breeze for Sat 14th 2019
Sunny with a gentle breeze

You may want to make sure you have your sun essentials at the ready!

We look forward to meeting you all tomorrow.

Friday, 6 September 2019

Entry List reminder

We hope you're all in good health and ready for the walk on Saturday 14th September?

Just a reminder that the Entry List is available on the Si Entries website. It defaults to the 26-mile entrants, so please click on the 12 or 18-mile options if you entered the shorter distances.

Electronic Final Instructions should be received shortly.

Friday, 24 May 2019

2019 Tour des Marches is now FULL

The message you will see on the SiEntries website:


This event is now full...


Note: No waiting list, no entries on the day (obviously).


Thanks to all those who've signed up for our little walk. For our September event to be full at the end of May is wonderful. It does make a difference on the organising front.

If you've missed the entry window, you may like to consider giving a hand on the day, to help the event run smoothly and experience the joy of helping those taking part. Contact our esteemed leader Phil for further information. No obligation. [Phil enjoys taking part in lots of events himself, so a reply may be delayed at times.]