While we're certainly not the most competitive club, occasionally there are achievements or events worth making a note of. What follows is a collection of some of those, compiled from recent memory.
Sunburn all round from the summer camping trip to Penwith.
Likely SUHC AGM 2021 - 4 Hours (Online)
Probably the longest question sessions the club had ever seen.
The AGM also featured a high presidential turn out with five past/present/future presidents turning up! (Shown middle & left)
Pangbourne Day Walk - February 2020
It was referred to as Death Puddle, we knew what we were signing up for.
Farley Mount (67km) - Nicholas
Nicholas's epic solo walk during lockdown eclipses everything but his 95k overnight walk the year before.
5400 kcal - ?
Probably the most valued award in SUHC, prospective record breakers must be witnessed to consume their calories within a single pub visit.
This award goes to the person who has ended up in the most online group chats related to SUHC. A niche award, but one that reflects their organisational abilities.
Isle of Wight 2019
Nothing has come close, it was a deluge.
Carn Beag Dearg/ Ben Nevis North Face
On the CMD Arete route, Scotland 2019.
Steall Falls Cable Bridge
It wouldn't be too difficult to build a proper bridge, but where would the fun be in that?
Bryn Tyrch Bunkbarn
It's a barn, definitely a barn. (This photo is a publicity photo from after it was redone).
The Imperial - Exeter
Is it too glamourous for a Spoons? Either way, the perfect stop off on a South West trip.
Beinn na Lap - Corrour Winter Trip
Estimated to be 80mph gusts - making this probably the windiest we've seen.
Byron's Bog Walk, Snowdonia 2017
A very soggy walk around the reservoir north of Capel Curig.
Chichester Mar 2015 - 3
This record is solely for normal term time official day walks. This particular walk was the same weekend as the Chase walk which many club regulars were taking part in.
Isle of Wight 2018 - 155
The IOW walk at the beginning of the year has always been popular - so much so that it's been run as the same route every year since at least the late 80s. The 2018 edition didn't start off with great weather, but attracted many, many freshers.
7 on Jack Davis
It may have been a short walk, but 7 of the blood suckers attatched themselves to Jack on the Chandlers' Ford to Southampton route, Sunday 5th June 2022. Including one which breached his socks and ended up between the toes... Let's hope this is a record that's NOT broken!
30 attatched to Em Smith
"Funnily enough I was trying to discuss how to properly remove ticks. I then looked lovingly down upon my right calf to see 30 of the little b******."
We do note that Em did manage to get all of them off within an hour!