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West Sussex - South Downs Way: South Harting

Clare Balding walks a stretch of the South Downs Way near Petersfield with the Gurkhas who stage an annual fundraising event along the trail, running most of the way.

Clare Balding continues her walk along the South Downs Way, starting at South Harting with Commander Nick Pope and Major Yam Gurung of the Gurkha Regiment. Each year the Gurkhas stage a fundraising event which sees teams of four complete the 100 mile trail in one go. The admirably fit Gurkha soldiers complete the stretch from Winchester to Eastbourne in as little as ten hours. Clare gets some tips on this kind of extreme walking from Nick and Yam, and meets some of the participants of this year's event, who are training to make the epic hike in as short a time as possible.

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