Dave and Gerry's Alonissos Island Information Site

Alonissos Multi-Terrain Challenge 2017

The Alonissos Challenge was organised again this year by the Organization of Culture, Sports and Social Activities of Alonissos, which is a group within the Dimos (Council) of the island.  The event took place on Sunday 4th June and advertised, as usual, by a large banner in the harbour area of Patitiri and posters around the island in shop windows.  Dave did the 10km walk this year with Netty following the opposite circular route along the main road from Votsi to the Chryssia Milia turn and then down 'Killer Hill' to Milia beach, then up the road as far as the Milia Bay Hotel and Apartments.

There we had a drink stop and a chat with Vivian, Andreas and Lisa and then back up to the main road.  When we arrived at the Votsi turn we were the last ones through so we collected Amanda, who was the steward, and we all walked together along the main road and down passed the school into Patitiri and through the finishing line.

There were a large group starting at 8.30am with the 15km runners leading off and the 15km and 10km walkers behind.  The weather was hot this year and with the water drops along the route no-one could dehydrate.  Dave and Netty had a steady walk around the course and, even with the drink stop, we went around the course in best part of 2 hours.  However, the certificate and medal strictly belong to Gerry because she was registered for the 30km run, to get the T shirt and, Dave wore her number and timing chip.  So Gerry got the medal and Dave got aching shin muscles and a very large ouzo at Milia Bay Hotel and Apartments!!  "Who could ask for anything more"

As always a great event that was very well organized and very well attended and we look forward to next year when Dave and Netty may do the alternative 15km walk.  Having taken the oath to grow old disgracefully we fully intend to stick to it.


Alonissos Challenge Poster

Start/Finish Area As Dave Arrived

The 10km and 15km Walkers Milling About Before The Start

The 15km And 10km Runners On Starter's Orders

The 15km And 10km Runners And Walkers Starting Off

The Spooky Sky Over the 2 Brothers Covered In

The Devastation To The Pines Trees Down 'Killer Hill'

Milia Bay Beach

Netty At Milia Bay Beach

Dave At Milia Bay Beach

This Year's Certificate

This Year's Medal
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