CLASS A

CURRENT RECORD

16 hours 38 minutes set in 2016 by 1st & 10th Haywards Heath Leaders

RECORD UNDER PRE-2015 RULES

(Buriton to Eastbourne - 80 miles)

13 hours 44 minutes set in 2007 by Thrust Scout Fellowship

CURRENT HOLDERS OF "THE VALDER TROPHY"

Mid Sussex Network - 17 hours 28 minutes

ENTRY CRITERIA AND ROUTE

Class A teams consist of three people who hike the full distance together.

All team members must be members of the Scout Association or Girlguiding UK.

The minimum combined age of the team members is 48 on the day of the event. Please note that only whole years are added together. We would recommend a minimum age of 18 for this class.

The route is from BIGNOR HILL to EASTBOURNE - approximately 60 miles.

IT IS EXPECTED THAT TEAMS WILL HAVE HAD SUITABLE TRAINING AND PREPARATION FOR THE HIKE, AND THAT ALL MEMBERS ARE PHYSICALLY FIT.

GENERAL RULES

All team members must book in together at ALL Checkpoints and Service Areas. Failure to do this will automatically disqualify the team.

Teams must also ensure that their Tally Card is presented and clipped at each Checkpoint and Service Area reached en-route. Failure to obtain a valid clip at a Checkpoint or Service Area will result in the team having to back-track to obtain the clip, or automatic disqualification. Consequently, a lost Tally Card will result in disqualification.

Teams must comply with the rules regarding clothing and equipment (detailed elsewhere) at all times and have their own Service Crew (see "Introduction" page).

Teams may start from Bignor Hill between 0800 and 1000 hours and have 24 hours from their start time to complete the hike.

WINNERS AND TROPHIES

The winning team will be the one that completes the full distance in the shortest time. This is a race event and is not intended to be a map reading test. However, good map reading skills are essential in case of bad weather or an unexpected diversion (i.e. if you get lost!).

The winners will be presented with the Valder trophy and their medals will be suitably engraved.

Details of past winners can be found in the history section.