Marines run through Burnham-On-Sea for charity challenge
The hottest day of the year didn't stop this group of hardy Royal
Marines from going ahead with a fundraising run through the Burnham-On-Sea
area on Tuesday (June 20th).
are taking part in the '1664 Global Challenge' from April to August,
running 16.64 miles a day for 100 days all in to support The Royal
continuity event is a 1664 mile run around major towns and cities
in the UK 1664 because that was the year the Royal Marines
are being supported by Commando and Reserve units along the way,
and for the next six days, 40 Commando is providing that support.
was the first of 40 Commandos six finish locations. They will
hand over the baton to 45 Commando in Scotland on 26th June. The
unit will run approximately 100 miles over the six-day period.
challenge is an opportunity for the Corps Family to come together
under one banner and to do something for their Charity. All 16 Commando
and Reserve units have agreed to take part, making a truly Corps
event," a spokesman told Burnham-On-Sea.com.
"In addition to the run we are also attempting to organise
a further 100 weird and wonderful challenges around the globe in
the 100 day period."
have included Lima Company from 42 Commando lifting the weight of
HMS Ocean whilst running the distance home (that was about 21,500
tonnes and 10,000km from the Middle East to Plymouth in just 20
have a detachment of Royal Marines Reserve City of London climbing
over 30,000 feet on 30 foot ropes and a PTI here at CTCRM planning
to drag himself along a rope underwater for 10 days, aiming for
just over 34 miles."
on the horizon is a 166.4 mile cycle from Devon to Dorset. We have
had the Royal Marines Association supporting virtually every unit
and our brilliant Royal Marines Cadets have taken up the baton organising
their own amazing challenges during their parade evenings."
Royal Marines deploy away from the UK on a regular basis to protect
the nations interests. They
are a highly effective and flexible force trained to survive and
operate in the harshest conditions."
fact that they can intervene anywhere in the world often comes with
a price. Injuries occur and sometimes those injuries are life changing;
that is where the Royal Marines Charity steps in to help."
can support 40 Commando's fundraising via its Just Giving team page