Was nervous about doing this but I'm so glad I got a team together because it was the best time I've spent in the mournes.We all had a great time and I've spent a lot of time walking in the mournes because of it,I'm so glad they're on my doorstep.
I would just like to say how proud I am of my team and how we all handled the tougher than usual conditions in the Mournes!!! The weather in the lead up to the event was awful, but just as we drove into Newcastle the cloud broke and you could actually see to the top of Slieve Donard!!! The weather ended up perfect but didn't take away from the mudslides and fast flowing rivers we had to cross!! Taking all into account a very enjoyable event and a great achievement to complete!
I would like to say a very special thanks to Lee Pritchard, Lyndsay Cameron, Yvonne Cudworth and our Support Driver Chris Watson for being such a great team!!
I certainly had lots of fun (well most of the time anyway !!)
Many thanks to you and all your team, the organisation was top notch and without doubt made what was a demanding task very enjoyable.
Here's to next year...........
Thanks for everything, we had a great time and thoroughly enjoyed ourselves, feeling a bit bruised and battered but chuffed with our finishing position. Congratulations to you and your team on a brilliantly run event. Looking forward to seeing the photos!
Thanks to all who I encountered through my 'journeying' around/through the Mournes.. it was good to talk to someone at each checkpoint and trade off a mars bar or a wine gum!! It made it easier going from one checkpoint to the next knowing that there was someone there (and I was at the right place!).
Looking forward to next year!!
I just wanted to say that I was very proud to have been part of the Iplod team, I had a fantastic time crawling up bloody bridge in the dark and Lough Shannagh in the rain, I would not have traded it for anything.
I look forward to next year either having a team in for the competition or being part of the marshall team. Once again thank you for your company and allowing me some precious moments in the glorious Mourne Mountains.