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Overland 2013

30 March 2013
The Overland this year was one of the hard events to complete for years.
We had entered 2 Scout teams and 1 Explorer team.  There was also a Younger leaders team that we helped get to the start
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After a very wet, cold and freezing cold practice hike the weekend before, everyone was pumped up and excited to be getting out on the overland.
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The morning of the Overland started with Snow falling as we travelled down to Plumbton Green. The kit check was a breeze and all team came through with maximum points.
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The Horsham Weald Base was at Jack & Jill in Pyecombe again this was a cold and gloomy point but had a great view down the valley.
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Our teams came in over the course of the day, where we had a running repair to Oliver’s toes which had a massive blister from a rubbing plaster on a blister from the weekend before……   we fixed him up, taped his toes together and like the true Roffey trooper continued on with the task and Hike.
The other Scout team after a confused start came in Buzzing and full of themselves leaving smiling and ready for whatever came their way.  Explorers came in Skipping up the car park.
Sadly the Young Leader team came in with a bad injury to Zoe and we had to pull them out. They are hoping to stay together and get a team for the Downsman and next years overland.  A lot of positives to be taken form this team, as it very nearly failed to get to the start line.
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After a VERY COLD night in the base camp the teams set off on Sunday morning for the finish line.
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WELL DONE ROFFEY Teams on completeing the 2013 Overland
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Oliver Whorwood          Heather Lindfield          David Ambrose       Zoe FitzPatrick
Louis Timperley            India Belfield                Ethan Belfield         Megan Longdon
Chirstain Smith             Oliver Field                   Oscar Rhodes         Julia Feltham
Paul Ambrose               Owen Duda                   James Lindfield      Annabel Light

 

 

Overland 2013

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