Weekend 9 Exercise high walk - Howgill Fells
“It’s like the fan dance but Northern “
Distance: - 25km Run, TAB, YOMP, Hike Walk
Location: - Howgill Fells
Categories Load bearing (carrying weight) 35lb + food and water Non-load bearing (carrying mandatory kit / safety kit)
RouteThe route is 25 km long, it is an out and back route in the Howgill fells and follows the original 23 Special Air Service final test route known to recruits as Weekend 9. The route is fully way marked so there is no navigation required, there will be a GPX file available to download for the technically minded. Competitors will make their way through a number of checkpoints, but don’t expect snacks or food. these check points will be manned by our staff and are there for us to check if you are ok to continue. There are cut off times they are very generous if you have concerns about this please send us an email, (address below.)There are two categories;Load bearing 35lb + food and water Men under 45 25lb + food and water if you are 45 years or older or are female A kit list will be provided.Non-load Bearing (Clean Fatigue) If you are entering without carrying weight as a runner or walker you will be expected to carry mandatory kit / mountain safety kit. A list will be provided and it will be checked at registration.
PrizesThere will be prizes for 1st male and 1st female load bearing and for 1st clean fatigue competitor.So why enter?You will be part of something that has never been put on for civilians before. This route was only ever used by 23 SAS and until now has never been in the public domain. You will get to push yourself knowing you have a first class DS team, mountain safety team and mountain medical team backing you up. You will get a patch and a end of race feed (don’t expect a 5 star restaurant!)