Commando Challenge second launch

PUBLISHED: 16:35 15 January 2009 | UPDATED: 12:13 17 June 2010

THE ULTIMATE endurance test beckons as the organisers of the Royal Marines Commando Challenge have launched an extra event to be held in April. In addition to the annual October event, which raises money for Devon Air Ambulance, organisers have arranged a

THE ULTIMATE endurance test beckons as the organisers of the Royal Marines Commando Challenge have launched an extra event to be held in April.

In addition to the annual October event, which raises money for Devon Air Ambulance, organisers have arranged a Tactical 10k event which will take place on Saturday, April 25 and Sunday, April 26.

Alan Hardy, event organiser, said: "We are delighted to be working with the Devon Air Ambulance Trust and look forward to strengthening further our working relationship this year."

He explained that the event in April will be "slightly different" to the October challenge.

"This course is a mixture of running and team based activities with a format of 4k run, 2k of team type tests of memory, observation etc and finally a 4k run back to Bicton Arena.

"The obstacles negotiated on the better known Commando Challenge in October are replaced with team building style tests."

Last year's October challenge, which saw 4000 brave people compete, including many Sidmothians, raised £208,000 and was handed over to the charity this week.

The commando challenge is the only opportunity for anyone who is not a Royal Marine to undertake their grueling assault course across Woodbury Common.

Run over two days, the Saturday consists of the 3k Fun Challenge, whilst the Sunday is the 10k Marine Challenge.

The 2009 event will take place on Saturday, October 10 and Sunday, October 11.

To find out more about either of the Commando Challenge events visit www.commandochallenge.co.uk or ring (01392) 272842.


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