I packed a tiny MSR gas stove, didnt intend using it, and didnt. If you do intend using your stove consider what for, if it is just for boiling water then i am sure the one you mention is big enough.
Like Chris I never intended to use my stove (unless in an emergency) in the Challenger so packed the excellent Alpkit one. I use a Jetboil Minimo most of the time and it's superb, I'm sure the Zip would be fine but depends when you intend to use it. I found the MRT guys at road crossings had a plentiful supply of tea and coffee, hot food a plenty at CP1 and I picked up hot pasties at the Coop in Gargrave.
I was SST and I carried a Jetboil Zip which was perfectly adequate and i must say i saw a number of other racers and safety team mmebers using them or other similar variants. i used 2 small canister for my self the entire event and about 2 large canisters for giving others hot drinks
It's unlikely you will use your stove more than once or twice on the Challenger (like others I didn't use mine at all, getting hot water to rehydrate meal packs at CP1 and CP1.5) so a 100g canister should be more than enough. I carried an Alpkit Kraku Stove (45g), 100g gas can, Alpkit MyTiMug 650 (80g). Gas can and stove fit inside the mug along with a lighter so this setup is light and compact.
I used the same a rob above and never used it during the race. Plenty of spots to get a hot meal and water for the challenger
So you entered then jo . Knew you would . Up for recces anytime
I doubt you will need to use it Jo I never used mine on the challenger or the full race this year! if the MRT support is the same then certainly the first 2 days there are options to get get drinks at some roadheads and also the burger van at the m62 and pubs in lothersdale/gargrave and malham
Posts from FB: Andy M Buckle My wife bought me a small jet boil which I used. Quick light and compact it replaced my pocket rocket which is very light but has loads of draw backs the big one being it falls over. Andy Armstrong Quite a few talk about getting hot water & brews off MRT support tents; I'm guessing that won't be as applicable next year? Chris Worton Cannot be relied upon, but the talk about not being supported (which i assume is what you are getting at) applies to runners having their own (private) support crews (which are not publicly available to all) where as MRT people are available to all and thus is fair and permissible, assuming they are around. Thats how i read this situation anyway. Lindley Chambers As Chris says Andy if Mrt teams or spine safety teams are around and they have spare water or want to make you a brew then that's fine as that is race support. BUT you can't rely on them or even plan to use them as they may be off somewhere doing a rescue etc. If they are there then it's a bonus. Jo Barrett Forgot to check on my own discussion! Conse nsus is I won't really use it, but I have to carry one - right?? Chris Worton You probably wont use it, but make sure what you do get suits the job, and that you can use it when tired and its dark. Practice in foul weather and when it is windy so you know how to cope, because if you do need to use it in an emergency situation the less faffing about the better. It may well save your life.
MRT support tents may still be there next year. The support no longer allowed is racer specific support, not general race support. Actually, my understanding is that those people interested in supporting are being directed to general race support.