Gurkha - week 2: lift & carry long

REPEATED LIFT & CARRY OF WEIGHT OVER 30M

Run 30m 5 times with the weight and 4 times without. 

 

Advanced: 20kg
Intermediate: 15kg
Moderate: 10kg
Novice: 5kg

Challenge Description

As part of the regional selection process, just outside of Dharan, Gurkha recruits are expected to demonstrate their strength and determination with a short Lift & Carry test.

The aim of this test is to complete the challenge in the quickest possible time. The Lift & Carry is used over traditional exercises, such as push-ups and sit-ups, to simulate a real-life battle situation. No one has ever done a push-up in the field, but they have had to carry heavy objects and/or casualties.

Challenge equipment

video instructions

1.Once you are ready, start your timer. Pick up the weight and carry it to the end of the track.

2.Once you reach the end of the track, place your foot outside of the end marker, then turnaround and carry the weight back to the start of the track.

3.Once you reach the start point, place your foot and the weight down outside of the end marker, turn around and run back to the opposite end of the track without the weight.

4.Once you reach the end of the track, place your foot outside of the end marker, turn around and run back.

5.Repeat steps 1 to 4 until you have completed the set number relays.

Scoring

Challenge CompletionAdvancedIntermediateModerateNovice
Points40302010

bonus points scoring

TimeBonus Points
Under 6 min 30 secs20
Under 6 min 45 secs18
Under 7 min 00 secs16
Under 7 min 15 secs14
Under 7 min 30 secs12
Under 7 min 45 secs10
Under 8 min 00 secs8
Under 8 min 15 secs6
Under 8 min 30 secs4
Under 8 min 45 secs2
Under 9 min 00 secs1

FAQ's

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SAFETY GUIDELINES

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.