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Gurkha: Week 3 | Doko Race

  • Brief

Instructions

  • 5.8km Weighted Carry

    Advanced: 20kg

    Intermediate: 15kg

    Moderate: 10kg

    Novice: 5kg

    Inspired by the traditional Gurkha recruitment Doko Race, this challenge requires participants to achieve a distance of 5.8km whilst bearing a load specific to your level of entry. Bonus points are awarded for elevation gain and time achieved.

Recommendations

  • Use a weighted rucksack or weighted vest

    We recommend you conduct the challenge carrying either a weighted rucksack or wearing a weighted vest set to the weight of your entry-level.

  • Plan your route before departure

    If you're looking to gain as many elevation gain bonus points as possible, we recommend planning your route beforehand on a route planner such as Map My Run to take the guess work out when conducting the challenge.

  • Perform hill repeats

    If you are not lucky enough to live in an elevation-rich area, we recommend finding a spot with the biggest elevation profile as possible and running hill repeats until completion. We know this may sound boring but this is a test of both physical and mental resilience.

Evidencing

  • Fitness Tracker

    Eg: Strava, Garmin, Fitbit...

  • Photograph of weight on scales

Scoring

Completion Points

Entry-Level

Advanced

Intermediate

Moderate

Novice

Points

40

30

20

10

Elevation Bonus Points

Elevation

1,000ft

900ft

800ft

700ft

600ft

500ft

400ft

300ft

200ft

100ft

Points

10

9

8

7

6

5

4

3

2

1

Time Bonus Points

Time

0h 30m

0h 35m

0h 40m

0h 45m

0h 50m

0h 55m

1h 00m

1h 05m

1h 10m

1h 15m

Points

10

9

8

7

6

5

4

3

2

1

Submitting

Before submitting, please make sure you have ready:

  • Challenge Entry Order Number

    Found on your Challenge Entry purchase confirmation email.

  • Evidence ready to submit

Deadline: 7-Days

It is highly recommended that you complete the challenge within 7-days of its issue, however, we will accept submissions right up until 7-days after the end of the series. We will not accept submissions after this time.

Health & safety

This is a brutal physical challenge for which you are responsible for your own health and safety. It is imperative that you read through, understand and follow our health and safety guidelines before you embark on your challenge attempt. This list is only a guide. It is your responsibility to take the appropriate health and safety measures during the attempt of a challenge.

  • Consult a physician

    You should consult a physician before you begin any strenuous exercise program, such as the one described on this website, especially if you have or suspect that you may have heart disease, high blood pressure, diabetes, or any other adverse medical conditions. If you feel faint or dizzy at any time while performing any challenges or exercise, stop immediately and seek medical evaluation.  

  • Plan your route

    On running challenges, we strongly recommend planning your route with online running route planners. This leaves out the guesswork, allowing you to know the distance and elevation before you embark on the challenge.

  • Let others know

    When performing any challenge, we strongly recommend you let a friend or family member know what you are doing and where and when you are doing it and what time you are expected to return incase you face any difficulty.

  • Carry a mobile phone

    We strongly advice that you carry with you a fully charged mobile phone and back up battery if possible.

  • Bad weather

    Keep an eye on the weather forecast and make take the necessary precautions.

  • Nutrition and hydration

    You are responsible for your own nutrition and hydration as this is a self-disciplined event. Please ensure you have enough fluids and food or adequate access to these. Click here to read our guide on fuelling correctly for this challenge.

Help & Support

If you have any questions or queries please do not hesitate to get in touch.

info@rokman.co.uk

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