It is always very encouraging when we receive an avalanche of positive comments and thanks after an event and Marmot Dark Mountains 2014 was no exception. Below is a small selection of competitor quotes and links to various blogs.
Above: Tim Laney & Martin Indge (4th Elite Course) © Ian Corless
Shane - what can I say? You and your team put on a great event. Well organised and very challenging. You can count on me coming back for more next year*. Thank you again for all your hard work!
*unless I do The Spine!?!
Tim Laney - Elite Course
I just wanted to say what a brilliantly organised event I thought it was. All the marshals were ace and you were the ultimate host! Super impressed!
Martin Lucas – A Course
|Above: Naomi Hopes & Emily Ravenhill (16th Short Score Course) © Ian Corless|
Thank you for a magnificent event. Please also pass on my huge thanks to the marshals - how the finish tent marshals remained so cheery is beyond me! The event centre was brilliant: it was great to have hot showers and lots of space to sleep. I thought the course was awesome. I'm coming back in daylight to do the elite course - over two days I hasten to add! I kind of feel that Naomi and I do punch above our weight a bit entering such events but we are always greated with such warmth. The friendliness of everyone is lovely and so much part of the whole experience. I still can't believe that I get to hang out with such inspirational athletes - I tried not to stare at Steve Birkenshaw while he ate his breakfast!
Emily Ravenhill - Short Score Class
I thanked you and your team yesterday for your efforts - but thought I would do it again. I really enjoyed the event - the course (SS), the choices, the terrain, the pre/post race care and even the weather. Thank you once again.
Andy Bell - Short Score
|Above: Claire Ellis & Barry Cuthbert (8th Long Score Course) © Ian Corless|
Great event guys, well organized and pleased the weather was a damn sight better than last year! Hope to make this a regular in my calendar. Cheers again for a great time, nothing else I'd rather be doing on a Saturday night!
Claire Ellis - Long Score Course
|Above: Lucy Harris & Bruce Duncan (2nd overall and 1st Mixed Team Elite Course) © Ian Corless|
|Above: Stuart Walker & Jim Mann (Elite Course) © Ian Corless|
Stuart's Blog here: http://challengestu.blogspot.co.uk/2014/01/marmot-dark-mountains-take-2.html
|Above: Simon Caldwell & Carmen Elphick (12th Long Score Course) © Ian Corless|
Simon's blog here: http://yorkalpineclub.org.uk/blogs/?p=4238
|Above: Dave Troman & Simon Patton (3rd Elite Course) © Ian Corless|