The legs may be hungover but that will wane and participants will focus on the fact that they’ve done something good, for themselves and others.
I’m very happy with the way things went over the three days. That doesn’t happen without having really good walkers on the hills or help on the ground. You can see from the stats below that we’re improving each year and hopefully your friends and club colleagues will drift towards this event at some stage in the future.
It’s so heartwarming to see walkers reunited and new friendships formed. All we need is a location and the hills are the perfect place to do that. We all do this for different reasons and bring our own sense of uniqueness to the mountains, but we share a passion; and that’s what binds.
The weather was ‘mixed’ (ahem!!) but sure if everyday was clear you’d have no reason to revisit Knockanaffrin Ridge or the entire Knockmealdowns again.
The event All-Ireland Club Challenge trophy was won by The Wayfarers Hiking Club. They threw down the gauntlet 12 months ago and stopped the treble by Peaks Mountaineering Club. If any club is going to have a shot at the title they have to nearly make up their mind now and put in the work. It’s going to get harder to win and/or retain.
Thank you all. For registering, participating, donating, sponsoring and fundraising.
Special mention to the girls for doing another great job with the catering and refreshments. ‘the two Pat’s’ for the emergency ferrying and Laurence & John McCarra for the buses .
It was an absolute pleasure to put this on for you.
Pavel Madar Bodi, David Browne, Liam Burke, Wendy Conlon, Albert Connaughton, Mary Connaughton, Fintan Cooney, John Cusack, Ulla Dawidowska, Patrick Dennis, Maurice Fehilly, Kevin Finn, Steven Forde, Sean Freeman, David Guenot, Patrick Harraghy, Con Heagney, Ann Herwood, Maeve Higgins, Anna Hinz, Jim Holmes, Sinéad Keogh, David Kiely, Sinéad Loftus, Joe Mangan, Pat McCarthy, Aine McGirl, Gerry McVeigh, Daniel Mills, Michael Moroney, Alan O’Brien, Josephine O’Brien, John O’Connell, Mary O’Connell, Bridie O’Connor, John O’Connor, Kevin O’Connor, Marie O’Connor, Ronan O’Connor, Muiris O’Suilleabhain, Dermot O’Sullivan, Andy Owens, Denis Phelan, Ken Quinlivan, Deirdre O’Sullivan Rafter, Pamela Ramsbottom, Michael Rea, Marzena Rosiak, Joe Ryan, Gerard Sheehy, Lian Sheehy, Bryanna Sweeney and Mark Vesey.
Sign-In/Sign-Out, Stand-By and Catering
Margo, Martha, Tom, the two Pat’s, Nuala, Eimear, Kate.
29 did 3 days
10 did 2 days
14 did 1 day.
30 Participants were new to the event
17 did 3 days
4 did 2 days
9 did 1 day.
The Wayfarers Hiking Club had 5 members and all did 3 days.
1 participant did the treble in 2014, 2015, 2016 and 2017. Well done Steven.
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