Members of 3R compete in Ultra Marathon

Cpl Gale and and Cpl Pawson both from 3 RIFLES recently completed a 60 mile ultra marathon in the Peak District to raise funds for Help for Heroes.

The UTPD is a tough event which covers some of the most beautiful and challenging scenery in the UK. At around 60 miles the route takes in some of the finest trails and climbs in the Peak District. The route has roughly 2722 metres of ascent and whilst there are no monster climbs the continued hilly nature of the course earmarks this race as a tough one to complete. Their recent time out in Kenya in support of BATUK enabled them to do some pre training before the event. 

Luke Pawson came in first at 16:07:07 with an overall 28th position closely followed by Anthony Gale at 16:07:09 in 29th place.

 

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