The weather was kind to those taking part in the popular Tour de Trigs hiking challenge at the weekend as organisers hailed this year’s competition a success.
Tour de Trigs sees participants hike for 24 hours across countryside. This year’s event started on Saturday morning from the Warriner School in Bloxham.
Entries were up 50 per cent compared to last year and with the milder temperatures more than half of the senior teams completed the gruelling 50-mile route, with 33 per cent of the junior teams finishing a shorter 30-mile trek.
Ron Sangster, chairman of the organising committee and hike controller, said: “The event went really well and because of the number of people that took part, we will definitely be doing it next year. The weather was much kinder to the walkers and as a result teams did really well.
“The route took them the furthest west we have ever been and there was a real sense of achievement when teams completed the event, especially the younger teams as it was really tough to navigate their way at night.” With competitors only given details of the route on the morning of the event, walkers trekked from Bloxham towards Avon Dassett before setting off west and coming back through Brailes, Shutford and Milcombe, finishing back in Bloxham.