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Tour de Trigs

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Tour de Trigs

As a Club we have an abundance of formal events dependent upon Rotarians  getting involved throughout the year in the planning so critical to their success. Saturday 18th April saw our septuagenarian 1st Vice President adopting a ‘hands-on’ approach on the road (or more accurately primarily fields, tracks and cross country) checking out first-hand what it is like for entrants who have the following options for this test of orienteering, logistical and team skills allied to mental and physical stamina:

  • A 15 mile taster;
  • A 30 mile tester ; or
  • The full 50 miles challenge (within 24 hours).

In addition to enjoying some fabulous and hidden views of the local countryside (i.e. only available to those prepared to don their walking boots), en-route Ian Calderbank met up with, amongst others, school children from Warriner School undertaking their bronze Duke of Edinburgh Award expedition (77 out over the weekend), some of whom are considering entering the Tour de Trigs (the club is giving a presentation to the students later this year and, together with the Tour de Trigs committee, is arranging training days to provide advice on what is involved and what to expect).

Although not experiencing the more severe conditions likely to be prevalent in December (when the event takes place), nor undergoing the full 50 miles, Ian looks pretty fit in this photograph having just completed 21 miles in 7 hours. Keep an eye out and you may see him as he seeks to increase the mileage throughout the year.

More information on this Rotary supported event is available on