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Royal Navy runners take top cross-country spots

VICTORIOUS Captain Trevor Gulley presents Warrant Officer 1 Sean Neale with his prize. Picture: L(Phot) Guy Pool

VICTORIOUS Captain Trevor Gulley presents Warrant Officer 1 Sean Neale with his prize. Picture: L(Phot) Guy Pool

RUNNERS from Royal Navy bases across the country met at HMS Sultan to compete in a cross-country competition.

Sailors at the Gosport base were joined by their colleagues from Fareham’s HMS Collingwood, Portsmouth’s naval base and HMS Temeraire, and RM Poole.

The trail included parts of the site and featured a run around the historic Fort Rowner.

Warrant Officer 1 Sean Neale had the winning time among the over-40s with 31min and 41sec over 8.6km.

He said: ‘This has been an excellent event to take part in.

‘The trail was an excellent route for all abilities.

‘The organisers deserve an awful lot of credit, to have made this event happen especially given all the severe weather we have been having recently.

‘It’s great to have been able to compete today as the standard of competition has been really high.’

The 4.3km course winners were Air Engineering Technician Elliot White, from HMS Sultan in the junior mens, timed at 16min 44sec and Lieutenant Commander Katherine Rackham, of HMS Collingwood, within the ladies’ competition, who achieved a time of 20min 14sec.

The 8.6km course saw Lance Corporal Neal Russell from RM Poole take the seniors with a 29min 46 sec run.

 

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