15 - 16 June 2013
The Alliance Trust Cateran Yomp
Ready yourself and your team for the Alliance Trust Cateran Yomp, a 24 hour 52 mile hike around the Cateran Trail in the remote and beautiful hills and glens of Highland Perthshire and Angus.
The Alliance Trust Cateran Yomp was launched in 2011. Starting and finishing in Blairgowrie, the Cateran Trail takes you through some of the most hidden and spectacular areas of Scotland. The route leads yompers through Kirkmichael, Spittal of Glenshee and Kirkton of Glenisla to finish the 52-mile hike.
Adventurer and TV presenter Bear Grylls is supporting the event, saying: “It’s an epic challenge for an epic cause! This one is going to take guts, endurance and heart. Three great things to live by!
Designed for teams of between three and six the Yomp has three different distances to choose from: You can walk 52 miles for Gold, 36.5 miles for Silver or 22 miles for Bronze.
It will be tough, make no mistake, but because you do all the hard work we will ensure that you are fantastically well supported at every opportunity. Everything you need is included in your registration fee of £110 per person.
The Alliance Trust Cateran Yomp isn’t just a massive personal challenge. Like all of our events it is an opportunity to raise essential funding for ABF The Soldiers’ Charity and the Prince’s Scottish Youth Business.
In 2011 over 200 yompers crossed the finish line at the first ever Alliance Trust Cateran Yomp. This first year of the event raised over £200,000 for two great causes.
The success of all our events depends on the hard work, commitment and enthusiasm of our volunteers. Contact WildFox staff if you want to join the team at the Alliance Trust Cateran Yomp.
Event Manager: Andrew Hastings
Check out Wildfox’s Flickr site to see our top selection of images from 2011.
- The best piece of advice you can follow is to start training now and build up your endurance muscles slowly, don’t put it off until tomorrow! The more effort you put in today, the better you’ll feel during the Yomp itself. If you build up slowly your body will get used to endurance which will help avoid injury.
- Get to know your equipment – wear your boots everywhere, if you are going to use walking poles (recommended) on the event, use them in training.
- Find a training partner - take turns in being the motivator and planner for your training sessions. Also, organise some team training sessions to get to know each others pace, and to build up good team spirit.
- Do your long walks at weekends on varied terrain.
- Always have a first aid kit with you, tell someone where you are training and what time to expect you back. Respect the environment, enjoy but don’t disturb wildlife, carry litter and leave no trace.