Weekend 9 is back for 2024 with the original loaded and runner/clean fatigue categories and a brand new category for walkers/unloaded!
What is it?
A 25.5km Run, TAB, YOMP, Hike Walk in the Howgill Fells.
The route is 25 km long, 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. The terrain is a mixture of fell land, tracks and footpaths.
Competitors will make their way through a number of checkpoints, but these are not checkpoints with snacks or food, we expect competitors to be self-sufficient. These check points will be manned by our staff and are there for us to check whether 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.)
1. Load bearing
For competitors wishing to walk or run/TAB carrying weight.
Minimum loaded requirements below:
|Under 50||35 lb plus food and water||30 lb plus food and water|
|Over 50||25 lb plus food and water||20 lb plus food and water|
If any competitors wish to carry more weight than is specified in the table above, they are more than welcome, please let us know on the day.
A full kit list will be provided.
2. Runner/Clean Fatigue
For People anticipating they will be running at least some of the route and not wishing to carry weight. If you are entering without carrying weight as runner/clean fatigue you will be expected to carry mandatory kit / mountain safety kit. A list will be provided and it will be checked at registration.
For people anticipating that they will be walking the route who do not wish to carry weight. If you are entering without carrying weight as a walker you will be expected to carry mandatory kit / mountain safety kit. A list will be provided and it will be checked at registration.
There will be prizes for 1st male and 1st female in each category
So why enter?
This route is 25.5 km but covers 1500m of elevation, (to put this in perspective it is the same elevation gain as the Yorkshire Three Peaks in half the distance!)
The route was only ever used by 23 SAS and until recently 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 finishers patch and end of race pint at the pub.
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