Over half entrants completed moonlit walk

Tour de Trigs hikers on part of the figure of eight route which this year included Long Compton
Tour de Trigs hikers on part of the figure of eight route which this year included Long Compton

Hundreds of walkers donned warm clothing and hiking boots to take part in the annual 50-mile Tour de Trigs at the weekend.

The hike is held mainly during the hours of darkness and is one of the area’s more demanding challenges.

This year a bright moon and frosty conditions meant the walkers avoided muddy conditions, but it was still a demanding exercise working out the 50-mile route from a set of map grid references. Juniors had a 30-mile route to determine.

This year’s event took hikers out to Long Compton in a figure of eight route from The Warriner School, Bloxham. It was one of the most successful hikes with nearly half the teams finishing the event.

Winners were the Midland Meanderers of Anne Wade, Peter Little and Gary Upstone, who completed the course in 16 hours 36 minutes.

Winners of the junior hike were the Crusader Team from Winchester who completed their event in 10 hours 21 minutes.