Posted: 08/10/2015 at 13:45
Although this is compulsory for a lot of ultras and sensible advice, in the case of this event you can probably get away with a lot less. It's 30 miles each day in early May and even Bear manages to waddle to the end in daylight on day 1 - day 2 starts even earlier so the headtorch is not cumpulsory, although a small torch is advisable as you might need it if you need to get to get up in the night and you may as well carry it with you.. At that time of year a light waterproof/windproof jacket should suffice, although buffs are always useful, ditto space blanket. The route passes along or near roads at fairly frequent stages and Being a Bank Holiday weekend there are usually quite a lot of people around so it is unlikely you will find yourself stranded for long. The only thing Neil insists on for this event is a fully charged mobile phone to be kept switched on. One item that can be useful is an old fashioned compass so at least you can tell if you are heading in the right general direction if your gps fails for any reason.
It is a lovely event - enjoy!