The Houghton Trail Event

Sponsors and Contributors

Official Sponsors

Many thanks to the following businesses who each year contribute time and resources and without whose help the event would not be possible:

Local Businesses

Every year local businesses provide professional services, much appreciated materials and support equipment. In no particular order we thank:

The Organisers

It takes the help of many people to put together an event hosting over three hundred people and planning starts months in advance.

For the 2022 event a new team of organisers will be taking on the challenge. We'd like to thank the following who are kindly giving up their time to help keep this event going strong!

  • John Broomfield
  • Sarah Broomfield
  • Pippa Goss
  • Kate Handy
  • Terry Heffernan
  • Tina Heffernan
  • Mark Pendlebury

Reg Goodwin continues to manage the website and online registration.

Photographers and Artists

We would also like to thank everyone who contributes wonderful photographs each year, in particular Noel Thomson, Jill Baker, Nicky and Jim Pascoe, Kevin Barwick and Tamara Bonnar. Thanks to Caroline Hopper for her hand-painted banners and posters from previous years.


We wish to give a wholehearted thanks to the helpful and cheery volunteers who give up so much of their time to help with all the numerous jobs: putting out signs, marshaling, baking cakes, setting up the courses, providing first aid, parking, distributing leaflets, handing out medals, running the refreshment stall, taking very professional photographs, the list is endless. You name it, they do it. Without the volunteers this event would not happen.

Previous Organisers

We would like to give a big hand to the organisers from previous years. Firstly, thanks to Bob and Lucy Gosse (it was Bob who planned the routes). A special thanks to Fiona Evans, whose sustained creative contribution for over ten years helped shape the event into what it is today. All the best Fiona, and thanks for everything! We wish to show our appreciation also to Clare Stephens, Vern Middleton, David Broome and Olivia Underhill who each made unique contributions to different aspects of the event like timekeeping, registration and management.

And finally …

Please read our feedback page to see how widely your help and generosity in giving your time is appreciated!