April 28, 2018 @ 10:00 amR750 - R1750
The Recce Trail Mission and Trail Jammie events all start and finish at the Fort Highland Recce Base on the edge of the Eastern Escarpment near Dullstroom in Mpumalanga.
The Jammie events are Trail Running support events on the Recce Trail Mission routes. ‘Jammie’ is the terminology used for Special Forces support personnel that are not directly involved in a mission
|Trail Mission||100 km||3000 m|
|Noon Jammie||~32 km||1000 m|
|Moon Jammie||~60 km||2000 m|
Trail runners can participate in the Recce Trail Mission in two categories:
- ‘Heavy’ or solo
- ‘Small Team’ of 2 people
Trail runners can participate in the Moon Jammie and Noon Jammie events in solo format only.
|Trail Mission||Trail runners will cover just below 100 km on mostly farm roads and Jeep, mountain and river single track, as well as cattle tracks.
The total elevation gain is approximately 3000 meters with the altitude varying between 1200 to 2000 meters ASL. The route comprises four legs.
The Trail Mission route has several cut-offs along the route. To complete the Recce Trail Mission, trail runners need to –
– Complete the physically and mentally tough Recce Trail Mission within the allocated time
– Pass through several checkpoints (called CPs) along the routes
– Pass a number of strategic targets along the routes
Trail runners who do not make any of the time cut-offs have failed the mission. These trail runners can continue as Jammies, or they will be extracted and Returned-to-Unit (RTU).
|Trail Moon Jammie||Trail Runners will complete ~60 km of the Recce Trail Mission route in solo format. At least a section would be done in the dark.
The Trail Moon Jammie route has no time cut-offs but trail runners would be re-routed on a shorter course after sun-set.
|Trail Noon Jammie||Trail Runners will complete ~32 km of the Recce Trail Mission route in solo format.
The Trail Moon Jammie route has no time cut-offs and most trail runners should complete this route during daytime.