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Friday, 3rd January 2014 - 12:37:16 PM
Name: Mr H
Comments:Just thinking ahead about next year's hike... One approach you could take is to not go through my property. The other is to do as you will and let your attorney speak with mine. I love nature and the wilderness. Not trampling on it. Not loudness, cussing or litter. General nusiances, vagrants or otherwise unbecoming or menacing individuals. Just call me old-fashioned, I guess. With a permit and a stake in the Bill Of Rights.
Thursday, 14th November 2013 - 05:06:17 AM
Name: HuddersfieldRamblers
Comments:We would like to thank everyone involved with the organization, planning, all those make it happen on the day, Calder Valley Search & Rescue for the kit check, the radio team, the checkpoint teams, the back office team, catering crew, sweep/body wagon team, all the unsung helpers, it is much appreciated, to make a great day out, once again, many thanks
Thursday, 18th April 2013 - 06:31:47 PM
Name: Roger and Maureen Pool
Comments:Many thanks to you all for yet another fantastically well organised and enjoyable event. Perhaps next year we will be lying on the cricket club grass once again?
Thursday, 18th April 2013 - 05:56:46 PM
Name: Nick Ham
Comments:I'm intrigued by the 6 years of routefinding errors mentioned by Mrs H. I can't imagine where it would be, considering the course has been different last year and this. Many thanks to the organisers and marshals once again for this annual Calderdale challenge. The early warm sunshine was luxurious. I noticed a marked contrast between dry ground where the snow didn't settle, and flowing water and mud where it did.
Thursday, 18th April 2013 - 12:40:30 PM
Name: Richard Green (Hiker 423 -26m)
Comments:A big thank you to all those who helped out on and before the day. You even managed to hold off the rain until we got back! I would particularly like to thank my fellow joint fastest walker JR Clay for his company and motivation which got us round in an almost perfect time in almost perfect conditions. No shepherd and flock of sheep to hold us up this year !
Wednesday, 17th April 2013 - 08:40:39 AM
Name: Tom Benham
Comments:Many thanks to all the marshals, organisers and volunteers who provided much needed moral support, great butties and a friendly smile during a very tough 37 mile run.
Monday, 15th April 2013 - 03:13:59 PM
Name: Colin D
Comments:Thanks to all involved for another fantastic Hike. Thanks as ever to the HQ staff, checkpoint marshals, and all the rest of the organising team who make this event happen. However, if you could sort out the sunshine for the end next year it would be appreciated. I missed my annual lie down post Hike on the cricket field. Thanks.
Monday, 15th April 2013 - 11:58:58 AM
Name: john
Comments:What a Top well organised day,many thanks
Monday, 15th April 2013 - 07:05:18 AM
Name: John mason
Comments:Great event thank you to all the organizers and marshals, my first time but i will be back next year. Special thanks to Alison and Al for the company over the last ten miles.
Sunday, 14th April 2013 - 07:35:46 PM
Name: Karen
Comments:Thanks to all the marshalls and organisers for another great day out. Shame we could lie out on the grass but otherwise fantastic. Enjoyed the food at the end plus my shower and a pint!
Sunday, 14th April 2013 - 06:50:10 PM
Name: Andrew Richmond (Hiker 466)
Comments:Entered for the 26 mile walk event again this year. As usual a perfectly organised event. A special thank you to the two young lads at Jerusalem Farm that made an excellent cup of tea, well done lads. Shame the rain didn't hold off all day, but we can't complain about the beautiful sunny start with clear skies for most of the route. To end a perfect and enjoyable day was the certificate with my best ever time. A big thank you to all the staff that put on this great event, see you next year.
Sunday, 14th April 2013 - 12:06:54 PM
Name: Iain Conley
Comments:Great event- really enjoyed it- thanks to all the volunteer marshals, the support and food/ drinks were great for the price what a top value day. Will return next year for a crack at running 37 miles.
Sunday, 14th April 2013 - 10:55:59 AM
Name: Mrs H
Comments:For the last 6 years you poor organisation has meant that dozens of strangers have roamed into my homeyard , having been poorly directed by yourselves. None of the participants like to be turned back (unsurprising) and therefore almost always object, I become the recipient of their anxiety. It's a private track, my home yard : no one deserves strangers disrespecting their privacy in this way. I reported this year after year. You finally attempted to acknowledge and placed small signs yesterday (the eve of the 2013 walk; they were all in the wrong place and directed them off the footpath onto private land and closer to my home. If you had used a map and a brain your error would have been obvious.
Saturday, 13th April 2013 - 12:31:18 PM
Name: Tony wake
Comments:Thanks for a great 2012 event and it was so nice to meet other like minded walkers on the way round the 26 mile route, check point personel were so friendly and helpful and the check in girls did a great job before the start and at the finish, so a bg thank you to everybody who organized and helped out on the day......i will be back next year for certain. many thanks Tony wake
Thursday, 19th April 2012 - 11:46:09 PM
Name: Simon Franklin
Comments:A great day out, and thanks to all the helpers out in the changeable weather all day. I think Hoofstones must have been particularly unpleasant at times, but all the marshals did a brilliant job.
Thursday, 19th April 2012 - 10:11:19 AM
Name: Jim Mosley
Comments:Many thanks to everybody involved who helped make this such an excellent event. My first marathon and what a memorable one to do. Superb route and marvellous scenery. Great marshalling and wonderful encouragement from all involved. Thanks again, Jim
Wednesday, 18th April 2012 - 08:50:19 PM
Name: Richard Green
Comments:It was the first time I have entered the event so I didn't quite know what to expect. It turned out to be an excellent day only made possible by all those who helped organise and staff the event - many thanks a fanatastic job done by all. Hope to see again next year
Tuesday, 17th April 2012 - 02:39:31 PM
Name: Mark Liptrot
Comments:A very varied, interesting and sometimes arduous trip around Calderdale. A great event. Everyone should consider having a go!
Tuesday, 17th April 2012 - 07:11:53 AM
Name: Andy Simpson
Comments:Thanks for a great event - well organised and friendly service crew. All very flexible and accomadating with times/cut offs to ensure everyone had oppurtunity to finish. I will be back for more and I will recommend to my friends. Thanks again to all the volunteers and the young scouts who gave up thir time for this superb event
Monday, 16th April 2012 - 09:56:42 PM
Name: JR Clay
Comments:Please upload any photo's from the event at www.facebook.com/CalderdaleHike.
Monday, 16th April 2012 - 07:50:33 PM
Name: Geoff C
Comments:Great organised event will certainly be entering again.
Monday, 16th April 2012 - 02:40:41 PM
Name: Mark Blundell
Comments:I would just like to say a big big thankyou to everyone who helped to organise this fantastic event.What a brilliant job!
Sunday, 15th April 2012 - 08:38:56 PM
Name: Stephen Fry
Comments:Sunday 15th April 2012. Yesterday, along with 3 of my Bingley club mates(Andy Nicoll, Ali Raw, and Dave Stephenson)I took part in the Calderdale Hike for the first time. A great event, very well organised and very enjoyable. Had a very nice day out. Thanks to everyone who gave up their time to organise or help in anyway. The kit check marshall was telling me she had been up since 4am. As competitors we often under estimate what goes on before, during and after the day to put on an event like this. So thanks once again to all concerned. Stephen Fry Bingley Harriers
Sunday, 15th April 2012 - 05:58:13 PM
Name: Andrew Richmond
Comments:Chose not to be so ambitious this year, after retiring last year on the 37 mile route, and completed the 26 mile walk along with my son. We had an excellent day, and the banter with the staff at the check points really helped to drive us on. Many thanks for the very well organised event. A very special thank you to Grace, the little girl I met at Jerusalem Farm whose mum said she had helped with the sandwiches, and very nice they were too.
Sunday, 15th April 2012 - 02:45:32 PM
Name: Pete Wilkie
Comments:Thank you for an impeccably organised event yesterday. Everything from the registration to the checkpoints to the food afterwards was seamless, and it made it a pleasure to participate. This is certainly an event Iíll be doing again.
Sunday, 15th April 2012 - 09:44:26 AM
Name: Robert Morris
Comments:Thanks for your e-mail,I would love to take part in the hike this year but waiting for hip replacement! Hope I can make the hike next year, All the best with this years event Robert
Wednesday, 4th January 2012 - 09:44:35 PM
Name: Fabienne Thompson
Comments:All very tempting!
Tuesday, 15th November 2011 - 08:39:17 AM
Name: Nick Ham
Comments:Calderdale Hike really does get better every year, with excellent food, organisation and friendly marshals. How you organise the weather leaves me speechless. The whole day was as delightful as ever. I hope you are able to correct the error in the results before they are printed and issued. Simon Webb, shown as 8:35 short walker, should be 7:35 long runner.
Tuesday, 26th April 2011 - 12:26:02 PM
Name: Zafar Ramzan
Comments:I would like to the organisers of the event. It was outstandingly organised. I would in particular like to thank Tom Brichard and Andrew Webster for their help and support. I look forward to the event next year.
Monday, 25th April 2011 - 11:47:56 AM
Name: imy khan
Comments:I really enjoyed the 36 mile walk. Thanks to the organisers for the event and the hospitality they showed to everyone. ILL be back nx year hoping to beat my time and also to enjoy this event. Would like to thank carole alan and john for their company and patience. Thanks to all who made it possible. A very well organised event
Saturday, 23rd April 2011 - 06:17:35 PM
Name: Kevin Hoult
Comments:Did the short route run on Saturday. Very well organised from registration all the way through to the finish. The checkpoint marshalls were excellent and kept me going with biscuits and water throughout the route. Hope to be back next year to step up and run the long route. Many thanks for putting on an excellent event in a great area.
Wednesday, 13th April 2011 - 08:37:40 AM
Name: Roger Graville
Comments:Member of Wharfedale Scout Service Team at Foulclough Road. Suberb day out for us, and it's always a pleasure to be so well appreciated and thanked by the runners and walkers as they leave our checkpoint.
Tuesday, 12th April 2011 - 10:44:30 AM
Name: Andrew Richmond
Comments:Took part in the 2011 event (233) unfortunately had to retire due to an ankle injury at Dean Royd Bridges, but I would like to thank all the people involved for a very enjoyable day. Very well organized throughout, and hope to take part in the not so ambitious shorter one next year.
Monday, 11th April 2011 - 01:35:51 PM
Name: Jeff Noon
Friday, 8th April 2011 - 07:39:59 AM
Name: a boothroyd
Wednesday, 19th January 2011 - 07:44:35 AM
Name: Jane Wilkinson
Tuesday, 18th January 2011 - 12:48:52 PM
Name: Garfield Southall
Comments:Thanks for the certificate & results. I had a great day and was well looked after. It's a toughie, but brilliant. Thanks to all who helped man the checkpoints and catered for us at HQ. Some photos here ... http://www.facebook.com/photo.php?pid=5772208&l=4581a04f1f&id=726015791 ... which you may take for your own pages If you like. Thanks again, Garfield
Wednesday, 21st April 2010 - 06:54:53 PM
Name: 'Bolton Team' (36m - T3)
Comments:Excellent event. Thanks to all the organisers and support for yet another challenging CH. The event does improve each year, particularly the volunteers on each and every checkpoint, showing enthusiasm and support when you are a bit weary. Food is now excellent and you've also managed to improve the weather some how! We look forward to it in the walking calendar with some trepidation as it remains one of our main challenges - long may it continue. A bit cooler next year please.
Wednesday, 21st April 2010 - 11:56:45 AM
Name: Daz Martin
Comments:Tried the 36 Mile route last year (2009) and came up 11 miles short. Not to be detered I came back with more realistic aspirations this year and entered the short walk. Was determined to complete and did so albiet at the back of the field lol. This was not about racing for me but of personal achievement. I even find myself contemplating having a "run" at it next year,we will see :-) Not an easy walk but then if it were it would take away from the challenge. Yes it hurts but the organisation is first class, friendly marshalls that you can have a laugh with makes the day alongside the sarnies biscuits and bananas. Although hurting in the later stages just laughed most of the way around, great day, great weather, can't beat it and all for a measley 12 quid bargain. Many Thanks Calderdale Scouts
Monday, 19th April 2010 - 02:23:55 PM
Name: Nick Ham
Comments:That's two years in a row with the most perfect weather. I shall always have the most magical memories of this route. The friendly and frequent support was very much appreciated too. I think Calderdale Hike has improved for the better.
Monday, 19th April 2010 - 12:16:45 PM
Name: Virginia Young
Comments:Thanks for another brilliant Calderdale Hike-how did you manage to organise such wonderful conditions/food etc for the entire day? Hopefully will be back next year.
Friday, 16th April 2010 - 02:55:41 PM
Name: Jess Palmer
Comments:One of the best events in the calender, faultless organisation, great marshalls, excellent route and fantastic weather, and of course the food... tables groaning under the weight of lovingly made sandwhiches endless choices of sweet, rich chocolate biscuits and not forgetting the start... soft, fresh white bread buns filled with perfectly cooked fried eggs, soft yolk oozing out and across the fingers... This is not just food This is Calderdale Hike food
Tuesday, 13th April 2010 - 06:11:17 PM
Name: Linise
Comments:magnificent ladscape and woderful officials at cheeck points.I will finished my 27 miles next year I walk 16.2 miles only.
Monday, 12th April 2010 - 11:26:31 PM
Name: Karen Nash
Comments:Great day out. Superbly organised and very friendly marshalls. Thanks to the lady who let me have tea in her mug! Alos thanks to all those who gave me company, especially from Thievely Pike on when the tired legs set in
Monday, 12th April 2010 - 09:38:08 PM
Name: Chris Bond
Comments:A great walk, and thanks for organising the lovely weather, though some of the runners seem to think it was too hot! It was a really nice walk and a good challenge which allowed for some swift walking! Might return and enter as a runner next time as the route was very runnable and would have been nice to stretch the legs at some points! Thanks for the great organisation and well manned check points, happy people all the way round giving encouragement was very well received.
Monday, 12th April 2010 - 11:21:15 AM
Name: Neil Midgley
Comments:Just had a very enjoyable - even though, towards the end, painful - day on the C.H. Thanks to all who organised and supported the event. One minor point - our team carried too much food as it was not clear from the event info leaflet that so much excellent support would be provided. Expected the meal at the end but not all the sandwiches and (dare I say)bananas. I did event in 1979 and 1980 when it was 50 miles around the C. Way. When / Why did it change? (Also entered in 1981 when it was snowed off - compare that with this year's weather!)
Sunday, 11th April 2010 - 03:02:47 PM
Name: Dr Stephanie Miers and Sienna Miers
Friday, 2nd April 2010 - 10:53:11 PM
Name: Martin Banfield
Comments:Thanks for the certificate, etc. You have spelt my name wrong on the results list! BANFIELD I have the Heggars Trophy and will get it engraved. I notice that the plaque for 1998 has come off (earthquake damage?). If you let me know who the winner was in that year, I'll have a new plaque done. Regards Martin Banfield PS If anyone is interested I wrote about this year's hike here: http://phreerunner.blogspot.com/2009/04/saturday-18-april-2009-calderdale-hike.html
Tuesday, 5th May 2009 - 10:46:49 AM
Name: Will Meredith & Sarah George
Comments:Thanks for an excellent Hike. A great event!
Wednesday, 29th April 2009 - 08:30:59 PM
Name: John Vernon
Comments:A very enjoyable day in the hills, superbly organised, food all the way round and a meal at the end. What more could you ask for, even if the wheels did come off at 22 miles. Roll on next year to get a better time.
Wednesday, 29th April 2009 - 03:56:01 PM
Name: John N Clay
Comments:Thanks Nick for spotting the deliberate error on the results sheet. I am sure all the 27 mile walkers would love to have been able to run it, but I will get our webmaster to change the heading 27 mile runners to walkers!! Many thanks for everyone who has taken the time to sign and make comments on our guestbook. John N Clay (Chairman 24th Scouts)
Tuesday, 28th April 2009 - 11:12:46 PM
Name: Nick Ham
Comments:Great event, great weather, great marshals. Everything came together to make it my most enjoyable CH so far. I shall be back. I've just seen the results. The 27-mile walkers appear to be listed as runners.
Tuesday, 28th April 2009 - 01:00:51 PM
Name: Roger Graville
Comments:I was part of Wharfedale Scout Service Team manning Foulclough Road. We had a lovely day with fantastic weather and views, and great camaraderie all round. The lovely comments from the walkers and runners are very much appreciated by us support crew.
Thursday, 23rd April 2009 - 04:54:08 PM
Name: Roger and Maureen Pool
Comments:Thanks, once again, for another superbly organised event. Everything from the route, the cheerful checkpoints, the food and the post-hike chatting in the sun combined to make this a great day.
Wednesday, 22nd April 2009 - 08:19:06 PM
Name: Mike Dobson-Hornett (499)
Comments:Just wished to endorse all the positive comments surrounding this years Hike. Many thanks to all marshalls and volunteers in making this a fine day to be out on the hills - your encouragement and support was most welcome! Look forward to seeing you all next year.
Wednesday, 22nd April 2009 - 10:45:47 AM
Name: Mike Dobson-Hornett (499)
Comments:Delighted to add to, and endourse, all the positive comments here. I had a great CH with a couple of experienced runners, never got lost and thoroughly appreciated all the kind and supportive volunteers and marshalls throughout. A great day was completed with a fine meal on the cricket ground in the afternoon, I shall be back next year.
Tuesday, 21st April 2009 - 02:08:37 PM
Name: JohnK
Comments:Superb event in all respects, loved the no fixed route aspect of the event (even if i did nearly miss a checkpoint and needed to backtrack to it lesson learned ;-)) Thanks everybody for me it rates 100% See you next year
Tuesday, 21st April 2009 - 11:24:08 AM
Name: Martin Indge
Comments:Thanks for a great well organised event. I'm new to this sort of thing but the course, marshalls, support and weather all made for a great adventure. Thanks again, hope to be back next year.
Monday, 20th April 2009 - 10:47:25 PM
Name: Jonothan Wright
Comments:I'd just like to add my thanks to all the organisers & marshalls for their time and effort & making it a great event! The food at the finish went down very well also!
Monday, 20th April 2009 - 07:39:43 PM
Name: Linden Howarth
Comments:I'm one of the organisers and many thanks for your early positive comments: it's good to get feedback and gives us a nice feeling. Regarding the comments about "sticking to the route", "short cuts", and "tarmac" it is made clear at the start that there is no actual route: what is on our map at the start is a "suggested route" only and competitors are free to choose their own depending on their priorities (speed, distance, or just out for a pleasant day). It is a navigation exercise and as long as they visit all checkpoints in the right order then that's fine by us. Hope to see you all next year.
Monday, 20th April 2009 - 05:25:13 PM
Name: wendy dodds
Comments:Thank you for another well organised CH I preferred this year's route to last. I suspect the weather 'coloured' my view A huge thank you to all the volunteer helpers who were universally cheerful and helpful
Monday, 20th April 2009 - 05:04:44 PM
Name: Phil Brayshaw
Comments:Excellent event - Many thanks to all of those who clearly put a lot of time and effort into organising and facilitating it. The long route proved to be a little too much for us, but we will be back next year for the short route! Cheers Phil
Monday, 20th April 2009 - 10:42:46 AM
Name: Phil Brayshaw
Comments:I just wanted to say thank you for a really good day out. The event was really well facilitated and my thanks go to those people who clearly put a lot of time and effort into organising it. Although 36 miles turned out to be too much for us, we will be back next year to do the shorter route! Thanks again.
Monday, 20th April 2009 - 10:40:30 AM
Name: Norma Rae & Dave Ewart
Comments:We came over from Ireland and were made feel most welcome. Really enjoyed the day - well organised. Tea and sandwiches went down a treat with me. Thanks to all who made this such a great event.
Monday, 20th April 2009 - 10:34:12 AM
Name: Chris Peach
Comments:Thanks to all concerned for putting on a superb challenge. Very well organised with friendly helpful marshalls and supportive fellow participants. I got a real sense of achievement from finishing this.
Monday, 20th April 2009 - 09:38:11 AM
Name: Martin Gabriel (303)
Comments:Thanks to everyone for a well organised event and for the good food. I ran the 27 mile route. I find it a great shame that people don't stick to the route thats marked on the map at the clubhouse.I enjoy fell and trail running. If people like to take short cuts on the road why don't they go and do a road race!
Sunday, 19th April 2009 - 09:22:11 PM
Name: karen nash
Comments:Had a great time yesterday. The marshalls were excellent and did a good job (Thanks) I now understand that the hike varies it's route each year. Is there always so much on tarmac? this was the one thing that I didn't like
Sunday, 19th April 2009 - 08:03:02 AM
Name: The Organisers
Comments:Please sign the guestbook and let us, and others, know what you think of this event. Thank You
Monday, 30th March 2009 - 02:12:47 PM
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