"he deserved to run the gauntlope"
Gauntlope comes from the old Scandinavian gatlopp, which is a compound of gata, a road or street, and lopp, a course. The term was adopted by the British in the 17th century in the corrupted form gantlope, for a type of military punishment in which a man, stripped to the waist, was forced to run between a double row of men who struck him with sticks or knotted cords.
By the beginning of the nineteenth century, the expression was still in use, but gantlope
had been replaced by gauntlet -
an old English word for a fortified glove that formed part of a suit of armour.