Just after 07:00 this morning 40 five-man teams of Military and Police SpecOps left the helipad on a Jordanian Special Forces base at the start of GUT CHECK.
The first of two gruelling events held today, GUT CHECK involved a cross-country run of almost 15km carrying a loaded daysack and assault rifle while wearing body armour and ballistic helmet under a blazing sun, writes Bob Morrison.
To make the course more onerous, the last sector had to be tackled while carrying the fifth team member on a stretcher… after first correctly administering a saline drip to him.
When the teams finally reached the Finish Line, daysacks were weighed to ensure everyone had carried the required load around the course.
After a lunch break, the teams participated in the PIPE HITTER, which saw them running in relay around a circuit and engaging targets in a set sequence with both pistol and assault rifle.
JF will cover both events in detail in a full feature once the 10th Annual Warrior Competition has concluded.
UPDATE: Final Team Standings for GUT CHECK:-
- 1st: Belarus ~ Special Operations Forces
- 2nd: China ~ PAP Team 1
- 3rd: Austria ~ COBRA