Challenges

Punchbowl Marathon 2015

Here are a few selected pictures of the February 2015 Punchbowl Marathon in sunny and reasonably dry conditions, to redress the balance from recent years featuring variously wind-driven rain, deep mud, snow and ice, and floods! Photos by Helen Abbott

Punchbowl Marathon 2014

After the wettest January on record and with much of low-lying Southern England under water, Helen Abbott and hundreds of others braved the weather for the Punchbowl Marathon. Here is a slideshow of Helen's photos. Enjoy! View slideshow (Right click to open in new tab or window.)

Tour de Trigs 2013

Nick Vanson writes: Well, this year's Tour de Trigs certainly lived up to its reputation as the toughest non-stop cross country navigation exercise in and around North Oxfordshire, South Warwickshire and Northamptonshire. A team made up of three LDWA Thames Valley folk entering under the team name…

The Dorset Doddle 2013

I knew it was going to be a tough walk but far more so than expected and it is a sobering thought that about 10% of the starters did not finish even though this was a well-established route and in mostly very good conditions. There was a bit of a clue when I got on the coach to the start and…

Stonehenge Stomp – January 2013

27 Jan 2013 I entered for this because I didn't enter for the Winter Tanners in time due to the number of runners, and it was cancelled anyway. It was well worthwhile with fantastic views and great weather on the day. Helen Abbott

Founders’ Footpaths – January 2011

28 January 2011 An Anytime Challenge On the "Wander round Woodcote" last autumn I was asking a few people about the Founders' Footpaths Anytime challenge. I am glad to say after putting it off at the time I finally did it on Friday 28th January. I thought my account might interest anyone else…

Nick’s first 100-mile walk

MY FIRST HUNDRED AND ….. ….. with only 8 days to go, the nerves have begun to work overtime. I know what I'll do, I'll send Martin Burnell an email saying I didn't make the Marlborough Challenge last weekend as I was too focussed on the upcoming hundred and was still pondering on what…