The following compulsory equipment must be carried at all times during the race for safety purposes. Random spot checks may be performed at any time, and time penalties or disqualification issued for non-compliance.

Item

Category

100 km

50 km

30 km

12 km

Race pack to carry compulsory equipment

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ü

ü

ü

Mobile phone – with contactable number provided to organizers during registration. Must be able to call out

ü

ü

ü

ü

Emergency Blanket

ü

ü

ü

ü

Emergency Whistle

ü

ü

ü

ü

Hydration bladder/bottles with min. 1.5 litre capacity

ü

ü

ü

ü

Wind/rain jacket

ü

ü

ü

ü

Basic First Aid Kit1

ü

ü

ü

ü

Headlamp with spare batteries

ü

ü

ü

(ü)

Backup headlamp/torch lamp

ü

ü

 

 

Reflective vest

ü

 

 

 

Red/white blinking light to be fixed to pack after dark

ü

ü

 

 

Personal cup for hot drinks:  No cup = No hot drinks

(ü)

(ü)

(ü)

(ü)

ü:   Compulsory to be brought along at all times              (ü):  Recommended for safety or comfort

1 Basic Medical Kit: For treating minor wounds and injuries and should contain some antiseptic, gauze, some self adhesive dressings and small elastic bandage (preferably the cohesive type). A blister kit is also recommended.

Additional Optional / Recommended Items.

The needs of competitors vary with fitness and abilities. It is the responsibility of each competitor to assess his/her own abilities and requirements for a safe race. Below is a list of additional items beyond the compulsory equipment for consideration.

Item

Description

Shoes with good grip

Trail running shoes with good grip highly recommended

Hydration Salt / Electrolytes

Recommended: must be taken as prescribed to work

Gels / Energy Foods

Recommended: Sufficient for distance

Vaseline / anti-chafing cream

Recommended to protect against chafing / blistering

Sunscreen

Apply before, potentially reapply during race

Sunglasses

Protection against UV as well as sticks and insects

Hat / scarf

Protection against sun / rain / cold at night

Long-sleeved shirt

Protection against sun / cold at night

Protective tights

Parts of the trails may be overgrown. Protects against sun

Trekking Poles

Can be handy on steep downhill sections in particular

Reflective vest or stripes

For visibility at night

Compass

May aid in checking navigation or if lost

Course Map

To aid in following course and know what to expect

Money

Small change for drinks / snacks along the way