Club La Santa trip (12th to 19th June)

There were a whopping 42 on the 2008 trip to Club La Santa. Mind, if you took away Arthur's family group (7 adults and 4 kids) there wouldn't have been anything like as many! There were quite a few first-timers; here's what some of them had to say about the week:
It's been absolutely fantastic - Rob
Thanks for a great holiday, really enjoyed it - Jen
Brilliant week - Alison
As La Santa first timers, we've had a fabulous time - Team Kite
A great holiday, it's been fun meeting everyone - Hayley
Had a brilliant time! - Chris
I had a fantastic time, met some amazing people, looking forward to next year - Donna
 
The team competition, introduced two years ago, was once again a great success. Events this year were:
- quiz
- 4 x 400 relay (running)
- pool
- volleyball
- boules
- bike relay
- badminton
- triathlon relay (* see below)
- swimming relays
- minigolf
 
I managed to leave the sheet with the results of all these events in the restaurant on the last night! The overall result was incredibly close though - it all came down to the last hole on the last round of minigolf, and Gordon's hole-in-one proved decisive. This is how it ended up: 
1st 53 points Yellow team (Sam, Carol W, Alice, Stacey, Mike, Chris D, Ken, Gordon, Dave)
2nd= 51 points Green team (Lyn, Carol T, Jennie, ZoŽ, Marie, Lynda, Malc, Rob, Pops)
  51 points Red team (Rich, Alison, Hayley, Margaret, Gill, Dee, Liam, Simon, Steve, Bill)
4th 46 points Blue team (Sheelagh, Donna, Rachael, Elise, Chris S, Arthur, Jonathon, Tom, Jeff)

So Sam was the winning captain for a second successive year. Can she make it a hat-trick next year?

* Club La Santa hold a Mini Triathlon every Wednesday. We thought it would be an idea for each of our teams to enter a relay team in the race. As well as that there were a few masochists in our group who entered as individuals. Click here for results.
 
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If anyone's interested, a summary of the swim sessions is available here.