My Journey back to UTMB — equipment

February Training Recap

An image my pace during a run. Spikes in pace for the fast bits.

What equipment will I be taking?

  • Running pack to carry mandatory kit throughout the race.
  • Mobile phone (smartphone strongly recommended): Personal beaker 15 cl minimum (bottles or flasks with lids are not accepted)
  • 2 working torches with
  • Survival blanket & Whistle
  • Self-adhering elastic bandage for bandaging or strapping (minimum 100 cm x 6 cm)
  • Food reserve
  • Jacket with hood for bad weather in the mountains. The jacket must be made of a waterproof* and breathable** membrane (eg. Outdry)
  • Long-legged trousers or race leggings OR a combination of leggings and socks to cover the legs completely
  • Cap or bandana or Buff®
  • Additional warm second layer: a warm second layer top with long sleeves (excluding cotton)
  • Hat
  • Warm and water-proof gloves
  • Waterproof overpants


Picture of the Duckbill Trucker Hat
A very worn polartec Buff — I think it was green once upon a time



Picture of the Mountain Equipment Switch Vest
Picture of the Podium waterproof showing it is very see through




Some WildCross shoes which were blue but are now just mud coloured


Picture of the AK 3.0 running pack in yellow and red

Head torch


March training




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