Yomp is Royal Marines slang for a long distance march carrying kit and is also an acronym for ‘Your Own Marching Pace’. The Cateran Trail gets is the name from the cattle-thieves of the Middle Ages in Perthshire areas of Strathardle, Glenshee and Glen Isla. Putting the two together and you get the Cateran YOMP, a pretty fierce 52 mile event where teams of 2 to 6 people walk or run the 52 mile course in under 24 hours. Fear not, you can also opt for a tamer 36.5 mile or 22 mile course.
I have now committed taking part in the full 52 mile YOMP on June 15th/16th and encourage you to do the same!
Have a listen to my radio interview on BFBS Radio: [ca_audio url=”http://markbeaumontonline.com/content/2013/03/cateran-yomp-radio-interview.mp3″ width=”350″ height=”30″ css_class=”codeart-google-mp3-player” autoplay=”false”]
Follow this link to get involved and make this the big charity challenge of your summer! I hope to see you there.
The Cateran trail also goes through the farm where I grew up, Crowhill Farm, Ballintuim – if you have a copy of ‘The Man who Cycled the World‘ have a look at the photo page (p144) and you will see me cycling my first bike on the trail!
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