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Recommended Kit

The right kit will help you stay safe and comfortable. Please make sure you keep a check on the weather in the days running up to the event as this may affect your packing and will help you dress accordingly on the day.

We’ve made a list of things that you may wish to consider carrying.

  • Overview map of the route, ordnance survey or alike. (OS Explorer 126)
  • Waterproof rucksack or rucksack with waterproof cover/ liner inside
  • Lightweight Waterproof jacket with hood
  • Waterproof over-trousers
  • Comfy trousers or shorts
  • Micro fleece top
  • Base-layer Breathable/wicking t-shirt, trekking shirt
  • Suitable footwear - Well-worn in water repelling hiking boots / trail shoes
  • Spare dry socks
  • Sun cream
  • Sun hat
  • Sunglasses
  • Tissues
  • Trekking poles (if used)
  • Mobile phone fully charged
  • At least 2 litres of water (in Camelback, platypus or water bottles)
  • Packed lunch (breakfast/tea) and extra food (e.g. cereal bars, chocolate, fruit and nuts, sweets)
  • Credit card and/or cash (ice cream stop…….!)
  • Warm top and consider a spare change of clothes for when you finish

Recommended personal First Aid kit

There will be emergency medical care available throughout the event. To ensure this resource is poised to react to emergencies, basic first aid is the responsibility of the individual. Our medical team have compiled a list of suggested items to pack and carry.

Use your experience from training to learn where your weaknesses are and predict what problems may arise. Address any possible niggles now before they become injuries on the event and if you have any major concerns, seek medical advice ahead of the day.

  • Any regular medication you take
  • Assorted plasters
  • Blister plasters
  • Alcohol hand gel (for clean hands as well as cleaning small wounds)
  • Antihistamine tablets
  • Pain killers (we are unable to supply any sort of painkillers)

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