“Since 1664” 166.4Km Yomp on the South Downs Way


The Since 1664 Yomp is a Royal Marines focused event and supported and promoted by the Royal Marines Charitable Trust Fund, but the JTYAF is privileged to have been invited to take part and we have bought three charity places.

Since 1664”  2014 was a unique Yomp, coinciding with the Royal Marines’ 350th Birthday and the event is now in it’s 4th year.  For 2017, the challenge is 100 miles.

Departing from King Alfred's statue soon after first light on Saturday 27th May and following the official 100 mile route, with minor detours to get to suitable scran points and finishing just beyond the bottom of Beachy Head a full 166.4Kms gets Yomped!

Every serving or veteran Royal Marines Commando who has undertaken this Yomp has said that it is every bit as challenging as any of the Commando Tests.  The climb (and decent) is the equivalent of 40% of Mount Everest but over 100 miles and in 36 hours.  It is further than London to Portsmouth.  It is a huge physical challenge, but it is an even more immense mental test.

For more information please visit the Since 1664 Yomp website or phone Pete on 07792 121 645

If you are interested in taking on the Since 1664 Yomp for the RMCTF and the JTYAF please contact us for the charity discount code.

We will ask for a minimum amount of £500 to be raised in sponsorship.

The first £166.40 of any sponsorship raised will go to the Royal Marines Charitable Trust Fund (RMCTF) and the £150 entry fee will be returned to the JTYAF.  Of the remaining £183.60 20% (£37.72) will go to the RMCTF and the JTYAF will receive £146.88.

So if you raise at least the minimum £500 the RMCTF will benefit by £204.12, the JTYAF £146.88 and the event costs will be covered too.  Everyone’s a winner!  However, we hope you’ll raise even more than £500 in support of these two great charities.