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Purple Thistle 2005:

    Participant Comments:

"SIman" posting on Nopesport
"Thanks to Brooner, Pyrat, Wattok and the rest of [Nope] for a most enjoyable weekend. There was not a lot they could do about Sunday's weather which meant that only the keenest, most foolish, or most masochistic ventured back onto Arisaig's challenging terrain. Too challenging for me anyway!"
"Harry" posting on Nopesport
"It was class. I only wish it was bank holiday in Scotland so I could've stayed up there.
Running on Arisaig was a real treat, even on Day 2 the orienteering was fantastic"
"misterblister" posting on Nopesport
"Thanks for a really enjoyable couple of runs on Arisaig."

"Good crack down the pub on Saturday night..."
"spookster" posting on Nopesport
"Thanks guys - we enjoyed the weekend, despite Sunday's weather. Looking forward to PT'06"
"swat" posting on Nopesport
"Great event, very big thank you to all involved in putting it on.

I really enjoyed both the individual days. Physical terrain plus demanding courses required plenty of concentration."
"sgb" posting on Nopesport
"The event was brilliant, you made a great choice of area, the relay format was inspired and made good use of a small area. Shame about the weather but it made Day 2 that bit more of a technical challenge.

Hoping to be back next year!"
Roger Lott e-mail
"great idea, great area and well done for putting it on."
Peter Haines e-mail
"Thanks for putting it on, a heroic effort by you all, and I hope one you will be able to repeat."
Simon Willis e-mail
"The Purple thistle was my first orienteering event and I thoroughly enjoyed it, so thanks for the organisation. I learnt a hell of a lot - particularly the map!"
Lindsey Esson in Gramp Newsletter
"Full marks to Ally Brunton and Co for the foresight to organise a weekend to this lovely part of Scotland.

...2 and a half hours after I began I had completed the 4.9km short course and had enjoyed every minute of it.

The weekend was well worth the long journey and perhaps next time the weather will be better for both days. Grateful thanks to all the Organisers and Planners for a job well done and appreciated by me."