Q: DO I REALLY NEED TO CARRY THE COMPULSORY KIT? I’M GOING FOR A FAST TIME, AND THIS IS AN ORGANISED EVENT!
A: All compulsory kit is compulsory, for everyone. You must not take part without it.
There are many reasons we ask everyone to carry the compulsory kit, but fundamentally, our kit list has been prepared following the advice from the International Trail Running Association, the Fell Running Association of the UK, and qualified event staff. Our only motivation in designing this list is your safety; there is nothing unnecessary on it. The amount of kit is neither excessively heavy, nor expensive. Going without all of this kit increases your risks whilst taking part in the event.
Being experienced can’t prevent all circumstances, eg spontaneous heart attacks, or you being delayed assisting a member of the public in distress. We appreciate that no-one plans to have an accident, but if you do need it, then your kit list will keep you warm and safe until rescue can reach you.
Our checkpoints are spread out around every 3 hours overnight, and around every 2 hours by day. In the worst case scenario, it could still take several hours for safety teams to detect you not arriving at your next scheduled checkpoint, and travel to your location to assist. We take the Fell Running Association’s advice and ask you to carry one additional warm layer, and waterproofs, amongst other sensible, light items.
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