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2015 Participant - Halfway point
Keep the wind off the chin and stay fashionable!
Full length tights keep you warm on a cold dark night. Windproof options such as the Gore Mythos will provide extra protection from the windchill and offer a warm fleece feel next to the skin.
Trail shoes are essential on this rugged course. Good grip will save you valuable time and allow you to navigate the course safely. The Saucony Peregrine is ideal for this kind of running with a great mix of cushioning and traction.
Off road running socks provide more warmth and are padded around the ankles for protection from debris. Try a Hilly Vista to keep your feet toasty and blister free.
In order to carry all the essentials and mandatory kit, a well fitting pack will allow you to run in comfort and ensure there’s no chaffing or bounce. If you also want to carry some fluids then Nathan packs provide a great selection.
A close fitting base layer will give you the insulation and warmth you need whilst allowing moisture to be wicked away from the skin. This should be a tight, next to skin fit. A thermal, wind proof option like the Gore Essential is the perfect balance between warm and breathable.
Keep your extremities toasty and enjoy the race without the pain of frozen hands. A wind proof option might be worth considering if you are prone to cold hands. The Inov8 Race Mitt provides superior warmth and protection.
The most important item on the list! A powerful, fully charged head torch will allow you to plan your path and allow safe foot placement (we recommend 160 lumens+).
Petzl’s performance series with reactive lighting adapts to surrounding light and the RXP model has a whopping 210 lumens.
Prevent excess heat loss by wearing an insulating layer on your head. It also adds comfort when wearing a headtorch. Ronhill’s merino hat has a great fit and superior warmth.
As part of the mandatory kit, a fully waterproof jacket is essential to protect you from the Scottish elements. A Ronhill Tempest jacket will give you full protection from the wind and rain, whilst remaining breathable and packable. It conveniently comes with a whistle attached too (another essential kit item!).
Walkers - additional kit
Equipment check lists
Running - compulsory equipment and clothing
Participants must be self-sufficient for running at night on rough trails WHATEVER the weather. Random spot checks will be conducted at registration and on the start line - you must wear or carry ALL the equipment listed below. The following items are COMPULSORY:
Race clothing and footwear
Walking - compulsory equipment and clothing
Participants must be self-sufficient for walking at night on rough trails WHATEVER the weather. Random spot-checks will be conducted at registration and on the start line - you must have ALL the equipment listed below. The following items are COMPULSORY:
Clothing and footwear
What else to bring
The following list is of items that may also be useful before, during and after the event. They are non-compulsory items, but please consider them carefully:
Pre- & post-event equipment
Optional event equipment