The second Parachute Regiment public run is taking place on Sunday 13th September 2009, Catterick Garrison, North Yorkshire. This is the second year the event has been open to the public, and is part of the training for the Parachute Regiment selection course.
Options as follows:
10miles - Running with trainers
10miles - Running with a 35lb/15kg bergen and boots
10miles - Running with a 35lb/15kg bergen and boots (as a team of 4 with bergens)
The bergen + boots option is what makes up part of the selection run, and the cut off time if you were doing it officially would be 1:50, for anyone taking part on the public run, the cut off is 3hours (or roughly 18mins/mile).
Team of four anyone? give me a shout!
Snippet from last year:
Runners in the North East of England are being urged to test themselves in one of the toughest endurance races run by the world famous Parachute Regiment. The Parachute Regiment's, ten mile (16km) 'P' Company selection course run produces some of the fittest and most resilient soldiers in the British Army. The extreme endurance race will take place in Catterick on Sunday 14 September 2008 and is not for the faint-hearted. It is the first time that "The Paras' 10" has been opened up to anyone outside of The Parachute Regiment.
Runners can compete in trainers or for those seeking an even tougher challenge, army style boots. They can carry a 35lb (16kg) bergen in either the 'P' Company challenge (individual) or the P Company Team Challenge (teams of four). The race course is a multi-terrain route over Catterick military training area - rolling countryside which is not normally open to the public. Proceeds from the race will be split between the Help for Heroes fund and the Airborne Forces Charity ..via [MOD Blog]
Official site here: Paras10