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Discussion Forum - Events - Summary 2006

Author: Ian Koszalinski
Posted: Fri 8th Dec 2006, 19:34
Joined: 2004
Local Group: High Peak
best for snow - ell and back
most waterlogged - towards the end of the kiplins kaper
wettest - bullock smithy
best meal - peak district challenge
scenery - northumberland 100
most painfull - 6 dales, pulled me back in the morning
hottest - peakers stroll, walking from jaggers clough to edale car park, tee shirt was being burn't into the flesh
Author: Rebecca Lawrence
Posted: Thu 7th Dec 2006, 8:31
Joined: 2003
Local Group: Marches
oh...better shut up then....Did anyone manage to finish the peatlands way this year?
Author: Elton Ellis
Posted: Tue 5th Dec 2006, 20:06
Joined: 2006
Local Group: Surrey
Ah, Rebecca – Tollund Man complained about the Peatlands Way also. And he ended up underneath it - better skip that Challenge next year.

And Chris: two, no, four complaints: well, we've got a little list, we've got a little list, of complaining Challenge walkers who might well be underground, and who never would be missed, who never would be missed.
Author: Chris Boden
Posted: Tue 5th Dec 2006, 14:05
Joined: 2005
Local Group: Beds, Bucks and Northants
I still have the Stansted Stagger to do, but provisionally (out of the 15 I did)

Best Food (Quantity and Quality) - Oxon Walks 40
Worst Food (Quantity) - Black Mountains Roundabout
Worst Food (Quality) - Northumberland 100*
Thirstiest - RAF Pathfinder March (14 litres!)
Best Organised - Wye Forest 50
Best Scenery (Day) - Afoot in Two Dales / Black Mountains Roundabout (tie)
Best Scenery (Night) - Three Forests Way
Best Badge - Three Forests Way
Fastest - Poppyline 50 (best weather too)

* to be fair, I didn't eat the chilli on the Wye Forest 50 or the sausage rolls on the Fellsman, both of which were probably worse than the dreaded meat pies.

I can't say any of the events were BADLY organised, though there were a few missing self-clips and dodgy descriptions here and there. Not bad at all, considering. Looking forward to next year, and the Dorset Giant, Cant Canolbarth etc.
Author: Rebecca Lawrence
Posted: Tue 5th Dec 2006, 12:32
Joined: 2003
Local Group: Marches
Well, for me,

best scenery - Wye forest 55
best route description - wye forest 55
best food - 3 forests way, 6 dales, poppyline 50 (actually most of the ones I did!)
most memorable - northumberland 100
worst route description - peatlands way
Author: Colin Arthur Green
Posted: Mon 4th Dec 2006, 21:57
Joined: 2000
Local Group: Sherwood
I have finished challenge walks for 2006 so am suggesting some 'bests' from the 16 I did.
Best for food, route description, check points, Ponton Plod.
Best for scenery weather and route Wensleydale Wedge.
Best for overnight accomodation Poppyline 50.
Best for quality of paths underfoot Daffodil Dawdle.
Best for wind, rain and pain Calderdale Hike.
Best for speed The Woldsman.
But they were all good.

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