What is Yomping?
This was originally a Royal Marines term describing a long distance march carrying full kit. It is a mixture of march and double march. It has been suggested that the term YOMP is an acronym for ‘Your Own Marching Pace’.
How do we Yomp?
We interpret this as a mixture of walking (at the quickest pace we can) and jogging. The majority of each route we do is off-road. We tend to walk the harder bits (hills, sticky muddy bits) and jog the easier bits.
This technique is ideal for those new to running. We are currently yomping 3 - 4 miles, but hope to increase this distance over time. As long as you can run for 30 mins you will be able to do this yomping.
It is optional as to whether you’d like to wear a backpack! Some more experience runners do come along, but are usually wearing full kit (as in Burgen measured to a specific weight!) This is ideal where running partners are differing in ability with the more able partner having the option to carry weight/backpack.
Expect to be out for a minimum of 1 hour. There is no charge for joining us :)
When & Where?
Location varies – will usually be in Shepton Mallet or within 10 miles of Shepton Mallet.
Location & meeting place will be given out weekly via email.
To add yourself to the email list or for more information contact: Kaye or Karl Wattsat
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