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Discussion Forum - Events - Poppyline Fifty


Author: Martin Pearson
Posted: Thu 9th Aug 2007, 21:23
Joined: 1988
Local Group: Cleveland
This is one of the best organised, well run events on the calendar. I did it a couple of years ago with Storm, my sheepdog (photo in Strider). This year I left him at home, and was one of the 6 walkers who retired at check 5. Message in there somewhere. Too, too HOT. Great service getting us all back to HQ, welcome shower and good food. I'll be back next year
Author: Geoff Deighton
Posted: Thu 9th Aug 2007, 19:54
Joined: 1981
Local Group: High Peak
Author: Mike Childs
Posted: Mon 6th Aug 2007, 20:04
Joined: 1990
Local Group: Dorset
I agree. This is a really great event, organised and supported by a great team of people. Thanks to Norfolk and Suffolk group for making the considerable efforts to put this on annually. I shall remember the beautiful unspoilt countryside, the interesting route, the brilliant food - and the burning sun- for a long time. There are not many events of this length that take place in high summer, and they have a special character all of their own. You can really experience beautiful rural England by day and by night, on the Poppyline 50. It is a truly excellent event that should not to missed by any serious LDWA walker - and a great qualifier for the Hundred, if you needed one.

mike childs Dorset LDWA
Author: Rebecca Lawrence
Posted: Mon 6th Aug 2007, 19:34
Joined: 2003
Local Group: Marches
great event as always. Fantastic food with the welcome addition of fruit, and excellent route description. Well done Norfolk ans Suffolk, it was a credit to you. Only downside for me was the heat which caused me some discomfort in the nether regions due to heat and rubbing so apologies to the guy I mooned whilst getting some fresh cool breeze there - I didn't think anyone was behind me.....
Author: Julie Welch
Posted: Sun 5th Aug 2007, 15:56
Joined: 1996
Local Group: London
What a marvellous, marvellous event. Would like to thank Norfolk and Suffolk, particularly Bryan, Kath and Bill who saw our group through the later checkpoints. Bill wasn't designated sweeper - I just cheekily 'volunteered' him - but now I've got my 100 qualifier for next year so, Bill, it was a real good turn you did. And bravo to Chris Chorley - it was a fantastic route.

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