Sunday, 23 October 2011

Over the Edge

Well done to everyone who took part in our 'Over the Edge' event yesterday. It was a brilliant day and everyone, participants and marshalls seemed to enjoy it.

A simple idea of creating an event that enabled people to travel by foot, along the length of Wenlock Edge in one go led to months of planning by National Trust staff, volunteers, local runners and walkers. There were a busy few days leading up to the event including checking equipment, briefing marshalls, making soup and waymarking the route but by 6am we were ready, the weather was ideal with cloudy skies, light winds but no rain, now all we needed were the 200+ participants.
After parking on the edge of Much Wenlock entrants were transported to Craven Arms by coach where they were given a quick briefing before setting off on their journey back to Much Wenlock.
There was a fun feel to the event with marshalls reporting on how friendly everyone was and participants saying how great the marshalls were. There were 35 volunteer marshalls out on the route, giving out water, checking numbers, helping at road crossings, parking cars etc, the event couldn't have happened without them so thankyou all.
Wilderhope Manor checkpoint which is about 10 miles into the route provided tea, coffee and flapjack, giving people a well earned energy boost for the final 7 miles to the finish
At the finish there was soup and a roll for all, and the great weather allowed people to sit around and socialise, making for a really friendly atmosphere
If you have any comments you can e-mail me at chris.dunkerley@nationaltrust.org.uk.

Thankyou to Bulldog Security and Reynolds Transport for helping out with parking and Wenlock Spring for donating water for all finishers.
Photo's are on Alastair Tye's website, Thanks Al.

http://www.fellrunningpictures.co.uk/overtheedge2011.html


1 comment:

  1. Really enjoyed this envent. Really well organised, no chance of getting lost, really friendly marshalls the list goes on. Don't tell too many people though looking forward to next year already. Oh the Soup!!! delicious.

    Many thanks
    Darren Clarke

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