Gruelling Paras’ 10 marks 10th anniversary at Catterick

The gruelling Paras’ 10 at the Infantry Training Centre will hit an outstanding landmark next weekend when it celebrates its 10th anniversary.

In that time more than 10,000 runners have taken part over the course which is the same one that recruits must TAB (fast march) with a 35lb Bergen plus helmet and weapon in under one hour 50 minutes in order to be worth of a maroon beret worn by The Parachute Regiment.

The well-established Paras’ 10 is open to individuals and teams of four and will take place at 11.00 a.m on Sunday, September 3, 2017 with the proceeds going to ABF The Soldiers’ Charity and The Parachute Regiment Charity.

This year will again feature the special 2-mile PARAS’ 2 for children aged between eight and 16 who can enjoy the excitement of running or walking around the official P Company 2-mile speed march route.

All children must be accompanied by a parent/guardian.

There is even a category – Canicross – for those who like to race with their dogs.

The website www.paras10.com is open for entries and the race will be run on similar lines to previous years featuring two different races: A “Running Race” where runners tackle a straight 10-mile run in trainers over the All Arms Pre-Parachute Selection (P Company) and the “P Company Challenge” where individuals and the teams of four attempt to complete the course in the required time to pass for P Company.