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Trailwalker 2015 teams ready to get underway

23rd July 2015

Tailwalker 2015 starts in just under 48 hours time (Saturday 25 July 2015) with teams from around the Brigade rearing to go with news that the best Gurkha Team will get the chance to compete in Trailwalker Hong Kong.

Organised in partnership with Oxfam and run by Queen’s Gurkha Signals, Trailwalker is the ultimate in long-distance team challenges: 100km of undulating hills through the South Downs culminating at Brighton Racecourse.

The gruelling challenge will test the endurance of some 400 teams including many from around the Brigade who will have been practicing for several months now, and even a few teams comprised of the ‘old and bold’ retired soldiers and officers from the Brigade’s various associations.

The favourites to take the trophy are teams from 1 and 2 RGR, Signals and QOGLR with the top teams due to set off first thing in the morning, but many more will be setting off throughout the day and some will have their eyes on the trophy as well.

Everyone is encouraged to come and support the event which will be a wonderful day out for the family with the weather predicted to be warm, dry and partly cloudy on Saturday.

The money raised by the event is split between Oxfam and the Gurkha Welfare Trust, but in light of the recent Earthquakes Oxfam has agreed to direct all of their share to Nepal projects as well.

You can track up to five teams on the SportIdent website, including your favourites, their closest competition or the race favourites.

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