2018 North Leigh 18 Mile Hike was a massive success!

North Leigh Team 1
North Leigh Team 1

The North Leigh 18 Mile Hike, now in its 4th year was a great success again, with over 300 participants taking place on the day in very wet and windy weather! The mud was think and the puddles deep as Beavers, Cubs, Scouts and Explorer Scouts walked in their Section Teams or in family teams over either an 8 mile or 18 mile figure of eight route on Saturday 3rd February 2018.

The teams were all supported on the day by a huge amount of helpers that either drove minibuses, manned Checkpoints, organised car parking, catered for the event, emergency response team, First Aid, cleaning, administration, radio communications and lots lots more. Over 40 helpers in total support the participants in the hike to make sure that they are safe throughout the day.

The participants of the hike first set off from Turner Hall at 7am with the last teams coming in at around 5:30pm, tired and cold but triumphant in their achievement of walking 18 miles in difficult weather and ground conditions.

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We would like to thank North Oxford BMW for their continued support of our event and the positive impact that it has on our community scouting in North Leigh.

Other sponsors and helpers of the event include:

The Fencing Centre – Oxford, Eurodrve Vehicle Hire – Cowley, Durty Tracking – GPS Tracking

Mason Arms Public House, North Leigh, George & Dragon Pub & Restaurant – Long Hanborough

The Plough Pub & Restaurant – Finstock

Thank you all for your time and help in making this event so special.

http://durtytracking.com to follow your teams route on the day. Don’t forget to select North Leigh Hike (as the race) and your team.

Thank you to everyone that took part in the event this year, from participants, to sponsors, to helpers and organisers. We hope to see you all again next year!

If you didn’t get your completion certificate or hike badge, please email us at northleighscouts@gmail.com

 

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