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Discussion Forum - Events - Wealden Waters


Author: Peter Jull
Posted: Wed 30th Jul 2014, 22:41
Joined: 2011
Local Group: Kent
I could try try to claim it wasn't the heat & humidity that did for me, I just wanted to stay & watch the other animal antics at Black Hill drinks point. A horse riding event was packing up leaving one horse refusing to go home. The owners pushed it, they pulled it, they were nice to it, they were nasty to it, they even moved the horse box to fool it but after 2 1/2 hours as the check point packed up they were still there; they might still be there now!

Back at base I transferred to the marshals team and waked as far again, now in the cooler night & morning, reverse sweeping for those right on the cut off times. That revealed some smaller creatures to play with. In the fields approaching Bough Beech there were a number of glow worms shining brightly fluorescent green in the grass at dusk but they seem to have turned themselves off before most of the walkers got there, the one taken back to the CP on its blade of grass to show the others did. No one there wanted so close a look at Tara's spider which was far more lively in hand.

When Terri wanted a break from catering at Hawkenbury the Pantiles were just coming to life but by the time she'd "made" me walk all the way to Langton Green & back it was teeming with genteel customers of its coffee shops and craft market. One wonders what they made of our sweaty, disheveled walkers weaving their way between them.

I did enjoy the event - after I stopped trying to walk the whole way.
Author: David J Hooper
Posted: Wed 30th Jul 2014, 12:17
Joined: 1987
Local Group: Cornwall & Devon
Tara did you record a GPS file of the route on your new gucci watch? I have just ordered one by the way haha
Author: Tara Williams
Posted: Wed 30th Jul 2014, 11:52
Joined: 2007
Local Group: Sussex
PS. My nostrils are still recovering from having their lining burnt out by the aromatic dead sheep on the way in to CP3 at Forest Row -eugh!!

PPS. Thanks to 'Spiderman' for rescuing us at CP5 from the unwelcome visitor in the ladies room!
Author: Tara Williams
Posted: Wed 30th Jul 2014, 11:49
Joined: 2007
Local Group: Sussex
Author: Elton Ellis
Posted: Tue 29th Jul 2014, 17:00
Joined: 2006
Local Group: Surrey
Author: Alan Stewart
Posted: Tue 29th Jul 2014, 13:37
Joined: 2004
Local Group: Kent
Eric escorting the Goat home was extremely funny, I hope they have have a long and happy life together.

Thank you to all involved in running the Wealden Waters. A Stunning route with what has got to be some of the best scenery in the country, wonderful support by all through out the event and what a bonus the J Cloths were, inspired.

Just a bit toooooooooooooooooooooo hot.

Please don't wait another 11 years before putting the Wealden Waters on again.
Author: Michael Jones
Posted: Tue 29th Jul 2014, 10:57
Joined: 2011
Local Group: Heart of England
The goat, resisting the marshals' best efforts to return it home - https://fbcdn-sphotos-b-a.akamaihd.net/hphotos-ak-xap1/t1.0-9/10487331_10100591719272244_3909499991878563433_n.jpg
Author: David J Hooper
Posted: Mon 28th Jul 2014, 20:46
Joined: 1987
Local Group: Cornwall & Devon
It was a great walk, conditions were tough at times. A great day out and fun at times I think haha.

Cheer to Dave F-H and Ian H for the company.

Even the extra 7k was fun hmmm.

See you all soon

Some photos here

https://www.facebook.com/pages/Cornwall-and-Devon-LDWA/511466235649608?ref_type=bookmark
Author: Michael Jones
Posted: Sun 27th Jul 2014, 11:41
Joined: 2011
Local Group: Heart of England
Thanks to everyone involved for an excellent event - just a pity about the extreme heat, which did for me and a few others.Good luck to those on the 100km route who are still going!

One of the highlights was the goat which joined us a few miles in, and which I encountered again some minutes later being dragged back by two of the marshals...

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