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The Since 1664 Yomp - 2019
Saturday 25th May, 2019 until Sunday 26th May, 2019
The South Downs Way
The ultimate charity endurance challenge! 40% of Everest, 100 miles non-stop, 36 Hours
Can you summon your Royal Marines “Commando Spirit” and push your physical and mental limits further than ever before in this ultimate charity endurance challenge?
The “Since 1664” Yomp is a unique charity endurance challenge of epic proportions, with a self-fund option for those who “just fancy a stroll in the park”. Run primarily on behalf of our Platinum Charity Partners, principally The Royal Marines Charity.
The Royal Marines Charity have places available for you to summon your Royal Marines ‘Commando Spirit’ and push your physical and mental limits further than before in this ultimate charity endurance challenge.
This 100-mile ‘stroll’ is not for the faint-hearted and some would argue harder than the famous Commando tests Royal Marines encounter to earn their green beret. Get your hiking boots on and show us what you are made of.
Departing from Abey Gardens, next to King Alfred’s Statue in the centre of Winchester soon after first light on Saturday 26th May 18 and following the official 100 mile (160K) route, with the minor detours to get to suitable scran points, we finish just beyond the bottom of Beachy Head after Yomping a full 166.4 KMs.
Yomp, or Your Own Marching Pace, came to public prominence in 1982, When 3 Cdo Bde Yomp across the Falkland Islands. Since 1664, when the Corps was formed as the Duke of York’s Maritime Regiment of Foot, The Royal Marines has been overcoming seemingly impossible physical and mental challenges to achieve their objectives. It’s the Commando Mindset.
To learn more about the Since 1664, check out their webpage here: