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2015 Participant - Halfway point

Walkers - additional kit

  • Walking boots with good grip
  • Full-length warm walking trousers - e.g. softshell (no jeans or cords allowed)
  • Waterproof jacket
  • Waterproof trousers
  • Warm layer (e.g. fleece, down jacket, synthetic insulation jacket etc.)
  • Rucksack with waterproof liner

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:

 

Essential items

  • Official photo ID
  • Printed and signed PDF ticket from your entry confirmation email
  • Any required medication

 

Race clothing and footwear

  • Trail running shoes with good grip
  • Full sleeve and full leg synthetic sports base layer clothing (Lycra, Powerstretch etc.)
  • Windproof/waterproof jacket
  • Gloves and hat

 

Race equipment

  • Mobile phone
  • A good quality powerful LED head torch that will give usable light for up to 10 hours. We strongly recommend a head torch with at least 160 lumens (e.g. Petzl Tikka XP). We also strongly advise that you test your head torch whilst trail running at night in preparation for the event.
  • Spare batteries/battery pack to fit head torch above OR spare head torch
  • Emergency food items (gel, bar etc.)
  • Spare warm layer (fleece, synthetic insulated jacket etc.)
  • Rucksack with waterproof liner

 

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:

 

Essential items

  • Official photo ID
  • Printed and signed PDF ticket from your entry confirmation email
  • Any required medication

 

Clothing and footwear

  • Walking boots with good grip
  • Full-sleeve base layer top (Lycra, Powerstretch etc.)
  • Full-length warm walking trousers - e.g. softshell (no jeans or cords allowed)
  • Waterproof jacket
  • Waterproof trousers
  • Warm layer (e.g. fleece, down jacket, synthetic insulation jacket etc.)
  • Gloves and hat

 

Equipment

  • Mobile phone
  • A good quality powerful LED head torch that will give usable light for up to 10 hours. We strongly recommend a head torch with at least 160 lumens (e.g. Petzl Tikka XP or Silva Trail Runner 2). We also strongly advise that you test your head torch whilst trail walking at night in preparation for the event.
  • Emergency food items (gel, bar etc.)
  • Spare warm layer (fleece, synthetic insulated jacket etc.)
  • Rucksack with waterproof liner

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

  • Towel/s
  • Full change of clothes and footwear
  • Additional warm clothes (fleece, warm jackets etc.), you and your race clothing may be cold and wet!
  • Warm hat and gloves
  • Umbrella
  • Plastic bags/trug/plastic box to put all your wet equipment into

 

Optional event equipment

  • Flask/water bottle
  • Running/walking gaiters
  • Walking poles
  • Scarf/buff

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