CLASS E

CURRENT RECORDS

8 hours 34 minutes set in 2017 by Trident ESU

Mixed: 10 hours 7 minutes set in 2016 by Trident ESU

CURRENT HOLDERS OF "THE CHIEF SCOUT'S TROPHY"

Trident ESU - 8 hours 34 minutes - a new record

CURRENT HOLDERS OF "THE PEGASUS PLATE"

Trident ESU - 11 hours 41 minutes

ENTRY CRITERIA AND ROUTE

Class E 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 combined age of the team members must be at least 48 but not more than 62 on the day of the event. Please note that only whole years are added together. We would recommend a minimum age of 12 for this class.

The route is from STEYNING BOWL to EASTBOURNE - approximately 45 miles.

Each member of the team will walk an average of 34 miles in 2 stints with a rest 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 Steyning Bowl between 0900 and 1200 hours and have 18 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 Chief Scout's trophy and their medals will be suitably engraved.

Additionally, the fastest team which includes at least two female team members will be presented with the Pegasus Plate and their medals will be suitably engraved.

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