The famous Catterick Garrison in North Yorkshire is the venue for one of the UK's top endurance events. The Paras 10 on Sunday 31 August offers the option of standard tough - a serious 10 mile endurance test; or a memorable challenge that follows the same demanding course but requires participants to attempt it carrying a 35lb rucksack and wearing long trousers with ‘military style’ boots.
The standard 10 mile race is sure to attract runners who want to move up a level from 10k or are gearing up for a half marathon in the autumn. They will also enjoy the atmosphere and excitement of the military character of the day which makes the Paras 10 a special occasion.
Those who opt to go TAB class (TAB stands for Tactical Advance to Battle) can look forward to a unique examination. The Parachute Regiment challenges you to attempt the 10 Mile 'P' Company cross country route, carrying a bergen (rucksack) weighing 35lb (excluding food and water) and wearing long trousers with ‘military style’ boots.
Competitors rucksacks will be weighed before and after the race by race officials. The Paras’ 10 TAB is open to individuals and teams of four (with the first three runners to count). As a guide the Paratroopers P Company Selection cut off time is 1 hours 50 minutes, a tantalising target. Paras 10 participants on the day will however be given up to 3 hours if needed.
Whether you go standard or TAB class, there's a brilliant buzz around the course. Plus there’s family entertainment for supporters and the world-famous Red Devils Freefall Display team will drop in before the start.
NORTHERN RUNNING GUIDE readers and friends can get £5 off entry for the Paras' 10 using Code NRG14 before 17 July.
Read more and enter online at the event website.