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Gurkha: Week 1 | Dharan

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The first week challenges consists of two separate challenges that you can perform at separate times during the week. They are inspired by Gurkha Army pre-training fitness tests, usually carried out on a camp in Dharan. These physical tests are used to establish if the potential recruit has what it takes to hack it as a Gurkha soldier.

  • 800m for time

    Evidence: 

    • Fitness track activity
  • Lift & carry Short

    Evidence: 

    • Video Recording of attempt
    • Photograph of weight on scales
  • 800m
  • Lift & Carry

Description

Cover a distance of 800m in as quick as time as possible.

Requirements

  • You must start and finish in roughly the same location

    As this is a timed challenge, to stop people just running down a hill to get the best time possible, you are required to end your attempt roughly in the same location in which you started. You can achieve this my either running out half way and then turning back on yourself, or, running a single looped route, or, running multiple loops of a smaller circuit no longer than 400m in distance.

Evidencing

If you have purchased a Challenge Pack, you are eligible to submit your challenge evidence for review, verification and scoring. You may only submit your evidence once. All evidence is final.

Evidence Format:

  • Fitness tracker activity

    e.g. Strava, Garmin, Map My Run, etc...

Submitting

Before submitting, please make sure you have ready:

  • Challenge Pack Order Number

    Found on your purchase confirmation email

  • Weblink to Evidence

Acquiring a Weblink

Unfortunately, we do not yet have the technology to allow you to directly upload your evidence, so in order for you to submit your evidence we require you to submit a weblink to such evidence. There are a number of ways to get a weblink to your evidence, you can either:

  • Upload your evidence to our Team Rokman Facebook Group
  • Share the direct weblink to your fitness tracker activity
  • Share a link to a screenshot of your activity via a file-sharing website such as wetransfer.com

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.

Scoring

Time

2m 30s

2m 40s

2m 50s

3m 00s

3m 10s

3m 20s

3m 30s

3m 40s

3m 50s

4m 00s

4m 10s

4m 20s

4m 30s

4m 40s

4m 50s

5m 00s

5m 10s

5m 20s

5m 30s

5m 40s

5m 50s

6m 00s

6m 10s

6m 20s

6m 30s

6m 40s

6m 50s

7m 00s

7m 10s

7m 20s

Points

60

58

56

54

52

50

48

46

44

42

40

38

36

34

32

30

28
26
24
22
20

18

16

14

12

10

8

6

4

2

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.

Help & Support

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

info@rokman.co.uk

Description

Perform 9 shuttles on a measured out 15m track alternating between carrying weight (5 shuttles) and not carrying the weight (4 shuttles). 1 shuttle equals running out 15m turning around and returning to the start position. You must start the challenge carrying the weight.

Advanced: 20kg

Intermediate: 15kg

Moderate: 10kg

Novice: 5kg

Requirements

  • Measure and mark out a 15m track

    Use a tape measure to measure out a 15m clear track in which to conduct the fitness test and mark it out with cones or alternative objects.

  • Use a weighted rucksack or gym sandbag for the weight

    You can use whatever weight you like, however, it is recommended that you use either a rucksack filled with weight or a gym sandbag/powerbag to conduct the fitness test.

  • Place one foot outside the markers

    When you reach the end of the track at both ends you must place one foot outside the markers.

  • Rest the weight outside the marker

    When resting the weight between shuttles, you must place the weight outside of the marker.

Evidencing

If you have purchased a Challenge Pack, you are eligible to submit your challenge evidence for review, verification and scoring. You may only submit your evidence once. All evidence is final.

Evidence Format:

  • Video Recording of attempt
  • Photograph of weight on scales

Requirements:

  1. Be uncut, unedited and recorded in real-time. Strictly no time-lapse.
  2. Clearly show the participant meeting the challenge's set requirements.
  3. Display the whole challenge in its entirety from start to finish.

Recommendations:

  1. To keep the video file as small as possible, ensure that you set recording to the lowest resolution. There's no need for 4K Ultra Hi-def videos here.
  2. Be sure that you have enough recording space on your device's hard drive.
  3. Make sure you have enough battery power for the recording. Are you able to plug your device into a power source while recording?

Submitting

Before submitting, please make sure you have ready:

  • Challenge Pack Order Number

    Found on your purchase confirmation email

  • Weblink to Evidence

Acquiring a Weblink

Unfortunately, we do not yet have the technology to allow you to directly upload your evidence, so in order for you to submit your evidence we require you to submit a weblink to such evidence. There are a number of ways to get a weblink to your evidence, you can either:

Scoring

Weight Points

Entry-Level

Advanced

Intermediate

Moderate

Novice

Points

40

30

20

10

Time Points

Time

1m 20s

1m 27s

1m 34s

1m 41s

1m 48s

1m 55s

2m 02s

2m 09s

2m 16s

2m 23s

2m 30s

2m 37s

2m 44s

2m 53s

3m 00s

3m 07s

3m 14s

3m 21s

3m 28s

3m 35s

Points

20

19

18

17

16

15

14

13

12

11

10

9

8

7

6

5
4
3
2
1

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.

Help & Support

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

info@rokman.co.uk

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.

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