Military personnel take on Great South Run

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Personnel from HMS Collingwood are supporting the Royal Navy Royal Marines Charity (RNRMC) by taking on the Great South Run on Sunday.

The group consisting of 18 service and civilian workers, including Captain Andy Jordan the commanding officer, will join 25,000 others who are taking on the iconic 10-mile course around Portsmouth.

For some this is the first time they have taken part in the race, including organiser and leading physical trainer Rowan Edwards.

Previously competing in various events for other charities, he has taken the chance to run and raise money for RNRMC.

He said: ‘We have seen personnel of all ranks, rates and ages from across 
HMS Collingwood get involved which is great for the charity.

‘Following this run I will be raising money through events in London and Paris.’

Two participants are brothers Petty Officer George Linehan and Lieutenant Des Linehan. They will be competing to achieve the best time between them with the loser committing to a solo repeat of the race the following day.

Another runner, leading engineering technician Daniel White, will be taking on the additional challenge of completing the course – and he will be dressed up as a Star Wars’ Storm Trooper.

As the principal charity of the Royal Navy, RNRMC provides support to serving personnel and their families when it is needed.