We asked 2018 competitors to let us know if there was something , other than Mandatory Kit that was particularly useful, or something they didn’t take but wish they had taken.The list turned out to be a lot longer than expected!
A wide brimmed sun hat
Midge head net
Water purification tablets
Blister specific plasters
2L water container
Cap with neck cover/flap
Glasses with prescription for reading
Spare running top and socks
Buff to wet and put round neck for cooling.
Lightweight cap with visor
Inflatable pillow. Hardly any weight and a better night’s sleep.
A gas stove extended foot, so much safer than just the canister on the ground.
Long handled titanium spoons for eating overnight food
A collapsible cup for scooping water out of streams whilst on the move.
Pillow and earplugs
Phone for decent pictures – pleased you now allow this in the rules.
Toothbrush and paste.
Ultralight walking poles
A meat and potato pie for Sunday breakfast.
A white peaked hat, purchased at the last minute
Plastic foot bags.
Swiss army knife (climbers model) and duct tape
A small flexible cup to grab a drink often whilst running
Sun hat with wide brim all round
Zip lock plastic bags as water carriers at camp
A crossword puzzle for Sat evening
A bottle of wine for the overnight camp, decanted into a plastic water bottle which reverted back to its main function (water) on Sunday
Insect repellent wipes
Talc to help avoid blisters
OS Maps, not used to Harveys