CLASS B

CURRENT RECORD

10 hours 35 minutes set in 2005 by Pegasus ESUOriginal Boot Trophy

CURRENT HOLDERS OF "THE ORIGINAL BOOT"

272 Explorers - 13 hours 25 minutes

ENTRY CRITERIA AND ROUTE

Class B teams consist of four people but only three hike at any one time - the fourth team member being transported by the Service Crew with the facility to change a team member at each of the Service Areas.

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

All team members must be under 18 years old on the day of the event.

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 14 for this class.

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

Each member of the team will walk an average of 45 miles in 3 stints with rests in between.

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

GENERAL RULES

Three team members must book in together at ALL Checkpoints and the complete team, i.e. 4 members, at ALL 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 1200 hours and have 20 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 Original Boot trophy and their medals will be suitably engraved.

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