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The 3rd (UK) Division Headquarters and Signals Regiment completed the QinetiQ 500 endurance race at 1309hrs on Wednesday 13 Mar 08, raising the total identified above for the charity “Help for Heroes”. This year’s event saw 4 teams battle it out over 500 laps of a standard athletics track (200km) carrying 30lb weight in what can only be described as severe weather conditions.
The race was started by the 3DSR Commanding Officer at 2200hrs on Tuesday 11 Mar 08 for what was going to be one of the toughest races attempted for the majority of those taking part. Morale was extremely high as every runner gave it their all for the Help for Heroes charity, finishing the race in a very credible time of 15hrs 09 mins.
The time was not fast enough to beat the competition record set by the 2nd Battalion the Royal Regiments of Fusiliers in Cyprus 2006, but the team comprising of 3DSR and RLC soldiers from Abingdon have set the UK record, one I’m sure 2RRF would also be keen to beat on home territory.
Footage of the race can be viewed by clicking here:
The finish here:
The Soldiers have put in an inordinate amount of self commitment and physical effort in order to secure as much for charity as possible. This site will only remain open for donations until 02 April 08 when the final total will be declared to Help for Heroes.
Reminder of the race:
• 10 Soldiers per team.
• Carrying 30lb weight
• 500 laps of a standard 400 metre athletics track (200km)
• In aid of Help for Heroes
• 2005: CCU completes in 17hr 43mins
• 2006: 1LANCS complete in 14hr 43mins
• 2006: CCU complete in 14hr 01min
• 2006: 2RRF complete in 13hrs 08mins. (Current unbroken record – Cyprus)
• 2007: Postponed
• 2008: 3DSR/4LSR completed in 15hrs 09mins (UK record)
QinetiQ “Providing defence technology and services to support the armed forces of the UK and its allies.” Sponsored this year’s event donating a sum of £2000.
If you took part or know someone who was invovled, please donate and contribute to the efforts of the 3DSR QINETIQ 500 and pass this webpage on to your friends & family.
Just highlight this link and press Ctrl + C and then Ctrl + V into your email to family & friends
Further details are available from:
WO2 (SSM) Adam Torrington – Event Organiser and Runner.
WO2 (FofS IS) Wayne Robson – Charity and Advertising Coordinator.