Virtual Y 100 Sir Fynwy


More News of the Virtual Y 100 Sir Fynwy
This will be taking place between the 29th and 31st May this year, and will allow any LDWA member to walk a 100 mile route of their choice.
Entries can be made at: https://www.sientries.co.uk/event.php?elid=Y&event_id=7793

Julian White, the LDWA Communications Officer, writes:

Although it's not what we intended, it gives us a unique opportunity to engage members who might not normally take part in the 100. Entrants will want different things from this event, some will want this to be a private challenge, but we know others will want to feel included as part of a wider event. So, there will be a optional Facebook group and WhatsApp group just for entrants to discuss their training ideas, ask questions of others or just chat through their route and what food and drink they're taking.
 
And LDWA groups can take part as well. We're conscious that Covid-19 rules aren't yet certain, but we're hopeful that by late May it'll be possible for groups to help their local members who are taking part in the 100 walk. Some groups have already planned pop-up checkpoints, some are collecting the names of volunteers to walk part of the route with entrants to provide company, or to be on call as a mobile checkpoint service to offer moral support. We're hoping groups will consider this in their local area, seeing what they can do to help entrants and seeing if walkers want to buddy up for some or all of the route.
 
This is a great opportunity for the LDWA community to work together to help those brave walkers and runners taking part in the 100. And, anyone who walks 50 miles in 24 hours or under will qualify for the 100 in 2022, so some entrants might want assistance in completing this shorter distance.
 
There's also lots that is being planned publicity wise before and during the event and we'll keep in contact with entrants and groups. But, for now, please do see what you can do in your local group. There's a list of entrants at https://www.sientries.co. uk/list.php?event_id=7793 so groups can see who has entered from each area.
 
Julian White.
LDWA NEC Communications Officer.



Brian Chandler is looking for walking companions. He would love to walk the Chiltern 100 route, but preferably not on his own. Brian says: I think I could do it in about 36hrs but I don’t mind if its 48 hrs. If we had a group of walkers it would be start together and finish together. I have finished 7 one hundred mile walks but find the night time hard work on my own. It would be good fun helping each other to do this long walk.

If anyone is interested in making up a team, please email bbn@ldw.oeg.uk  and your email will be forwarded to Brian.