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HMS Collingwood runners strive for cross-country victory

18 January 2017
HMS Collingwood’s Cross Country Competition last week provided the opportunity for individuals to compete for the chance to represent the base at the forthcoming Regional Championships.

HMS Collingwood’s Cross Country Competition last week provided the opportunity for individuals to compete for the chance to represent the base at the forthcoming Regional Championships.

The event, which was organised by Leading Physical Trainer (LPT) Daniel Appleby, saw 140 competitors from across the base complete a 3 ½ mile race around the establishment.

After a vigorous warm-up session led by LPT Appleby, the race was officially started by Commander Thomas Tredray.

All 140 of the runners thoroughly enjoyed the event and we only hope that the sport can grow in the Navy

LPT Daniel Appleby

Commenting on this year’s event, LPT Appleby said, “All 140 of the runners thoroughly enjoyed the event and we only hope that the sport can grow in the Navy.”

With each runner aiming to achieve first place in their respective categories, the top 20 runners overall have been selected to represent Collingwood at the forthcoming Eastern Region Cross Country Championships at Browndown in Gosport on 18th January 2017.

The results were: 

                Position                Name                        Overall Position

Male Competitor Senior        1st                          AB SEA Selleck                   1st

                 2nd                        ETCIS Scutcher                  2nd

Female Competitor Senior     1st                          SLT Baker                             7th

                 2nd                        ET Thompson                     71st

Male 35+ Competitor              1st                          CDR Johnson                      3rd

                2nd                          LT CDR Howard Clark      4th

Female 35+ Competitor          1st                          Ms Sewell                           100th

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