Royal Navy trainer to take part in marathon

Anthony Carley''''Picture: Keith Woodland
Anthony Carley''''Picture: Keith Woodland
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FOR every mile he runs, he will carry 1lb of weight on his back.

That’s the challenge facing Royal Navy Leading Physical Trainer Anthony ‘Scouse’ Carley, 36, from HMS Collingwood in Fareham.

He is running the London Marathon on Sunday to raise funds for The Royal Navy and Royal Marines Charity.

Anthony, pictured, who has served in the Royal Navy for 16 years, will run with Royal Marine Unit Physical Training Instructor Sergeant Robert Garthland, from Plymouth.

Both have decided to take up the challenge and have raised the stakes by carrying 26.3lbs in their rucksacks.

Anthony said: ‘I love to challenge myself and after the Great South Run last year, the opportunity came to do the London Marathon which I decided to complete carrying 26.3lbs – 1lb for every mile covered.

‘We’ll be running in uniform and we’ll be raising funds for The Royal Navy and Royal Marines Charity, which do so much to help all serving and retired naval personnel and their families.’

To donate, visit uk.virginmoneygiving.com/anthonycarley