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Discussion Forum - Events - GIANT'S DAUGHTER


Posted: Mon 6th Apr 2009, 21:21
Joined: 2008
Belatedly, can I add my thanks to all those involved in the Giant's Daughter; a wonderful route with fantastic support. As a newcomer to Challenges, it was my first experience of a 'rolling' start, which I found worked well for me, avoiding the inevitable early bottlenecks and ensuring there was someone to chase for most of the route.

I very much hope the event is repeated next year, and thanks once again.

Kind regards

Paul Greatwood
Author: Paul Burgess
Posted: Tue 24th Mar 2009, 20:33
Joined: 2005
Local Group: Cornwall & Devon
I'd like to add my gratitude and thanks to the Dorset Group for organising another superb event made even more enjoyable with the dry & sunny weather conditions. This meant my new Saucony's didn't even get dirty either!
I'm also ashamed to say that prior to this event I hadn't ever walked any of the 30 mile route's area before and I only live about 15 miles from the start at Stratton! Talk about not knowing what's on your own doorstep!
Thanks again Dorset Group.
Author: Merrian Lancaster
Posted: Tue 24th Mar 2009, 16:38
Joined: 1996
Local Group: Beds, Bucks and Northants
I agree Andrew, these are some of the things which made it a good event

easy parking
loads of room in the village hall
good pub opposite
not many people
rolling start
good route description, lots of bearings
good pub on the route - Gaggle of Geese
excellent checkpoints, only 3 so good excuse to scoff and drink lots
loads of friendly marshals
lots of youngsters
good views
interesting villages
showers at the end
good meal at the end
no fuss when we asked to take home our tallies

We might go back to do the 20 mile route.
Author: Andrew Clabon
Posted: Tue 24th Mar 2009, 13:21
Joined: 1982
Local Group: South Wales

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