What is required?
- Support teams play a crucial role in the success and morale of each team.
- One support team (two drivers and one vehicle per team) is recommended
- Walkers should stop at each check point for max. 20 minutes
- Have a hot meal ready prepared in advance
- Ensure walkers change out of any wet clothing first, take off boots, change socks, check feet and Zinc Oxide tape
- Check walkers' health and physical state for hypothermia, heat exhaustion and feet sores.
- Fill up water containers
- Check kit and stock up with energy snacks before they move off.
- Ensure walkers check in and out of each check point
- Use mobiles where appropriate to keep in touch with walkers
Recommended kit list for a Support Team
- Ample supplies of water, always allow for twice as many water containers.
- Cooking. Bring basic stove /gas cooker, convenience BBQ pack and everything necessary in order
to prepare food and hot drinks
- Cool box
- Washing up bowl
- Drying up cloths
- Paper plates and cutlery
- Plastic cups / mugs and glasses
- Cooking pans, utensils
- Corkscrew and can opener
- Cling film / baconfoil
- Rubbish bags
- Plastic freezer bags for rolls / sandwiches
- Vacuum flasks / thermoses with hot water for making tea, coffee, hot chocolate and nutritious soup
- Goody bags of instant energy
- Food (well labelled and stored in a crate) cater sensibly.
Rolls /baps, butter / flora, eggs, bacon, sausages, burgers.
Main Meals high on carbohydrates, pre-cooked for reheating.
Rice, pasta, potatoes, mince.
Cooking oil, ketchup, sugar, salt & pepper.
Sweets: chocolate bars and boiled sweets too.
Biscuits, muesli bars, fruit & nut mix, honey.
Fruit: oranges, apples, bannanas.
Soft drinks: coke, energy drinks, water, coffee, tea, milk, soup.
High energy foods and drinks to last the course
- Collapsible table, portable /camping chairs
- Large groundsheet to cover kit in case of sudden showers or rain
- Warm clothes
- Rimmed & woolly hat
- Sunglasses, Suncream
- Washing kit
- First aid and blister repair kits, new skin and plasters. Antiseptic ointment, paracetamol,
anit-histamine, Vaseline, deep heat cream. Banadages, tubigrips for sprains and zinc oxide tape for support
- Spare clothes and plenty of socks
- Spare boots and alternative footwear
- Anti Midge repellent, mosquito head net and clothes covering all skin are essential
in the early evening, the midge's can be a nightmare!
- Mobile phone, use these where appropriate and keep in touch with your walkers
- Road map
- Pocket knife
- Lamp for midnight check point
- EVERYONE is encouraged to bring sleeping bags, tents and an alarm clock!
- Playing cards....and a good book!
- Registration is 0900-2300 on Friday 21st June at Nevis Centre, Fort William.
- Team leaders will be presented with a Car Pass at Registration. This is colour coded according to walkers' Start time.
- The Pasta Party is at Nevis Centre in Fort William 1800-2300 on Friday 21st June. This is FREE for all walkers and a maximum of TWO support team members. Additional support team members will be charged £7 per person.
- Please do not arrive at check points before designated time as you will be turned away by marshals.
- Support teams are welcome to watch their team leave the start line.
- Please park as guided by our marshals.
- You will be on the road for up to 24 hours depending on your team's speed so please make sure you take it in turns to sleep or drive.
- Only walkers will be provided with drinking and hot water, tea, coffee and soup at check points.
- Please do not stop at water stops as these are reserved for walkers only
- Please ensure your car pass is displayed at all times
- Ensure your car is easily recognisable at the check points (i.e. flags, balloons)
- Keep noise to a minimum in built-up areas especially in the early hours
- Fill up with fuel in Fort William, Onich, Glen Coe and Tyndrum (open 7am-10pm)
- Turn off car engines while waiting
- Read our FAQ