100 k briefing 3 may

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100 k briefing 3 may

  1. 1.  A real challenge A test of both physical and mental stamina A wide variety of terrain and surrounds A bonding experience with your fellow fundraisers An experience that you will never forget … and all for a great cause
  2. 2.  Walk 100 Kilometres  41% of starters dropped out during the challenge… Walk 100 Kilometres in 24hrs  20-30hrs, last year 40 challengers finished within 24 hours! Walk 100 Kilometres in 24hrs with no sleep
  3. 3.  Maps and directions  Issued at the start of each 25k leg  The directions will have a map on with the route marked and blow by blow written directions of where to go together with phone numbers for the support crew.  Everyone can already access the route in detail on the BVUK website  There will also be downloadable files available by mid May for those wanting to use their own handheld GPS systems Route markers  Arrows  Glowsticks  Tape
  4. 4.  7 Rest stops in total  5 Check Points  2 meal stops  1 meal at finish All Checkpoints  Swipe you SI-Card  Refuel ▪ on fluids and high energy snacks  Stretch out ▪ You prevent muscles seizing up  Kit shuffle ▪ anything that that you will need for the next leg  Get walking
  5. 5.  Supplied by SPORTident  electronic timing card (SI-Card) worn on lanyard around the neck  The SI-Card is laid on a timing station located at the start, each checkpoint along the route and at the finish  Stations beep and flash to provide very clear confirmation that the time has been recorded  Checkpoint Stations keep a record of all competitors visiting the checkpoint and times of visits.  At the finish, each competitor is given a small thermal printout showing their times at each checkpoint. Scrolling screen at finish will show the results for every participant. Soon after the event you can view your times on the event website. You can also display and print your event completion certificate on your own printer. SI-Cards MUST be handed in to the organising team ON THE DAY at either a checkpoint or preferably at the Finish even if you retire during the event.  Failure to do so will incur a charge of £25
  6. 6.  You must inform the logistics team on the event day of any changes to groups There will be pace walkers to group individual walkers and pairs  Stay in pace groups if less than 3
  7. 7.  Participants must face oncoming traffic when walking on roads unless it is safer on the opposite side of the road Head torches must be worn and turned on at night, on all roads or in places where being seen is important for safety reasons Do not point your head torch or torch light at oncoming vehicles or traffic Do not drop litter of any sort In open field sections at night follow glow sticks, lights and other luminous signage Do not move or change the direction event signage or glow sticks – those who do will be disqualified from the event Participants must walk in single file on all roads Participants must be respectful of any farmers land that they cross, adhering to footpaths and using the side of fields to avoid crop damage Participants must close and secure all gates behind them, especially important for fields with livestock in them Participants must not worry livestock in fields Participants must be quiet in residential areas and around houses at night Participants must stick to the route and paths as laid out in the maps unless otherwise advised by the organisers, police, land owners or local authorities Pay attention on golf courses during daylight hours and do not walk on greens or in bunkers Caution on bridal ways and cycle routes - look out for horses and bikes Use pedestrian crossings whenever possible Use pavements and paths whenever possible For full information on these codes see: http://www.direct.gov.uk/en/TravelAndTransport/Highwaycode/DG_070108 and http://www.naturalengland.org.uk/ourwork/enjoying/countrysidecode/default.aspx
  8. 8.  You must notify a member of events staff You must return your SI-card A vehicle will be dispatched Will be advised of a meeting point A waiting time may be required Will be taken to the nearest train station You are advised to retire at a checkpoint for more comfort and faster exit Advised to have their own vehicle support The event officially closes at 17:00 on Sunday  Anyone left on the course will be picked up by a sweeper vehicle
  9. 9.  Issued with race number  Sign in and register walking groups  Have an Idea for your completion time (be realistic)  Must complete detail on the back of event number  electronic timing card (SI-Card)  Race number, safety pins, arm band, first set of directions, contact numbers, high 5 items and water.
  10. 10. 09:00 Accreditation in bar area09:30 Participant Briefing10:00 Slower Walkers Start10:30 Participant Briefing11:00 Medium Walkers Start11:30 Participant Briefing12:00 Fastest Walkers Start
  11. 11.  A triumphant stride through the finish gantry Final swipe of SI card Go into the timing tent to return your SI card Tuck in to a well earned meal Stretch out and enjoy doing absolutely nothing for a while Get picked up  Shuttle buses to Brighton station
  12. 12.  Make sure you have nothing too strenuous planned for the next couple of days Active recovery – Keep stretching and moving about Follow the link on the Website and print out your certificate
  13. 13.  suitable for use with hydration systems like Camelbak bright colours and reflective parts for safety showerproof 20 to 40 litres capacity breathable back
  14. 14.  Boots, Trail Running or Approach Shoes boots are best  more ankle support provided for hilly terrain that will be encountered with both the North and South Downs. Approach shoes if you are happy with no ankle support also offer a very  more comfortable on the paved sections and in higher temperatures Fell running trainers will provide the ultimate lightweight solution but  not much protection from the weather. Suit the Weather, Comfortable, Broken in and familiar
  15. 15.  a wind stopper design could be useful as they can be very warm, but it is not essential some designs are shower or waterproof which may eliminate the need to carry a waterproof jacket packs down to a small size bright colour for safety
  16. 16.  lightweight quick drying material some designs are shower or waterproof packs down to a small size zip off the legs to make shorts
  17. 17.  You will be provided with a 100K branded, wicking T-shirt as part of your pack. lightweight quick drying material smooth seams to prevent chafing long sleeve also useful bright colour for safety especially at night
  18. 18.  lightweight Coolmax socks light to midweight trekking socks quick drying material Bring Spare socks
  19. 19.  Head Torch lightweight long battery life bright with high lumen output comfortable head band and fitting system
  20. 20.  Compeed or a similar blister repair product such as zinc oxide tape Ibuprofen & Paracetamol antiseptic wipes sticking plasters sunscreen factor 20+ Vaseline for chafing insect repellent
  21. 21.  hands free system  Reduces energy and helps focus on task bottles  make sure they are watertight and light minimum of 2 litres between stops it should be enough
  22. 22.  Carrying some snacks  that pack a punch for any moments when you need an extra boost There are many products on the market from bars to gels that are designed to help endurance sports  Ensure you have tried and tested these on training walks Take a variety from cereal bars to fresh fruit  As the will release energy at different speeds Morale boosters to reward yourself
  23. 23.  Reflective materials  If you could include as much reflective material as possible in your kit and on your person Spare batteries  For your head torch, camera, camcorder, MP3 etc Form of identification  Driving license or similar and details of any medical problems and medication Cash and debit/credit card Spare laces  Always useful as your boots will be rendered useless if one breaks.
  24. 24.  Packed Lunch  The first section of the walk is self catered so bring a nice light lunch and plenty of snacks Catering Stops  Felbridge ▪ Soup, Vegetable Lasagne, Shepherds pie, Baked potatoes with a range of fillings, Salad and fresh fruit  Scaynes Hill ▪ Porridge, Granola, Tea and Coffee, Toast with a range of spreads, Bacon Rolls, Fruit Smoothies  Ovingdean ▪ Soup, New Potato & Citrus Chicken salad, Smoked salmon & cream cheese bagels, Spanish Omelette, Rich chocolate cake
  25. 25.  Hydration  2 litres between checkpoints  Train with this amount to get used to the weight  If you retire you may have to wait for pick up so ensure you have enough Snacks  See kit list

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