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The BDWF itself was formed in 2004, however the walking group has been together since 1988. Our focus is to take part in the Nijmegen Vierdaagse, an International four day march of 80, 100 or 128 miles (depending on age), in Nijmegen, The Netherlands. We are always encouraging new members to take up the challenge, and having done so most find it addictive. Hopefully you have found your way to our site because of your love of long distance walking or because you have heard of the event and would like to find out more about it.

All of our recent news can be found below. By searching through the site you will be able to answer any questions you have about us, if you can’t find an answer or you would like to join us next July then get in touch.

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Drop outs during Nijmegen

Because of the heat we had more drop outs then other years.

Day 1: 9 drop outs

Day 2: 5 drop outs

Day 3: 3 drop outs

Day 4: 1 drop out

17 drop outs in a week

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Last Breakfast / Laatste Ontbijt

Today the two coaches travel back to the UK, some of our members left last night and some will make their own way home today.

This is our last meal, then we have awards and presentations.Who will get the Silk Shorts this year? Who went the extra mile?

Thank you to all the support staff, crew, drivers and first aiders.

Well done to everyone and hope to see you all next year!

 

 

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Photos from Rest Post 3 Day 4 / Fotos van Rustplaats 3 Dag 4

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At Rest Post 3 a pontoon bridge is erected, just for the volume of walkers crossing the rover.

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Photos from Day 3 from John / Fotos van Dag 3 van John

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Success! / Succes!

Almost all of the walkers are back at the sports hall. Those that aren’t are probably still in town soaking up the atmosphere.

Overall it has been a good week, most people are relaxing and celebrating. The party begins now!

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Rest Post 3 Day 4 / Rustplaats 3 Dag 4

The weather is better now; no rain but getting hot again.

Most of our walkers have been through.

We have been busier with blisters today because of the wet and because it is the last day.

Chris.

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Rest Post 3 Day 4 / Rustplaats 3 Dag 4

The Pontoon Bridge is in place, everyone here is getting ready for the walkers.

The weather is very different today, thunder and lightning, but the rain hasn’t reached us yet. Scratch that! It is BUCKETING down!

(break to move kit inside)

The tent is zipped up and the support staff are sheltering in the van.

Chris.

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Wake up, wake up! – Part 2 / Word wakker, word wakker! – Deel 2

All the walkers are up now, the last coach into town will be 0630.

Peace at last for the night staff!

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Wake up, wake up! / Word wakker, word wakker!

The first of the 55km walkers are just being woken. They should miss some of the heat of the day by starting early. Pete will be ready soon with the coach to ferry them to the Wedren to start the final day. Veel Succes! to everyone.

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Photos of Day 1 from John / Fotos van Dag 1 van John

A few photos from the 30km route and RA2 on Tuesday.

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