Warrior Selection Weekend
So, you’ve done your sportive and muddy assault courses, you’ve done your marathons, triathlons, ultras and ultimate challenges.
How about pitting your wits AND pushing your body on WARRIOR SELECTION?
This is NOT about being super fit - it's about using your brain.
Have you got what it takes to train for an extreme expedition?
Tuesday 18:00 - sharp
You and the rest of your team receive an email detailing compulsory kit and giving you a rendezvous (RV) point, using an eight figure OS grid reference and a precise time to be there. 15:00 on Friday; suited, booted, and “prepared” for the next 48 hours.
It then gives you your first team task; to arrive at the RV with the least amount of vehicles. The rest of the evening you liaise with your new team mates as to where they are located and what transportation they have available. A plan is hatched picking various people up on route, down from Scotland, where the furthest team member lives. All communications are copied to Jim McNeill, the Course Director.
You and your new friends make it to the RV and an hour early, just to be on the safe side. No sign of anyone orchestrating, anything. More people, maybe teams, arrive and you tentatively, greet and ask others whether they might be involved. You tighten your shoe laces, fiddle with your rucksack, fasten your zips, ready for anything. Or, are you? Doubt creeps in as the butterflies flutter in your stomach and you mentally go over everything in your dry bags and where they are in your sack and what’s in your pockets, over and over.
Jim appears, as if from nowhere and bang on time, shouldered by his team of obviously professional outdoors people, with almost expression-less, faces. Jim starts his briefing, breaking into a wide smile and a warm greeting..... and the games begin…..