Soldiers Race for Victory

Soldiers from 16 (Air Asslt) Bde have battled each other on the athletics track. Male and female athletes from the Bde converged on Colchester Garrison’s athletic track to compete in the full range of track and field sports.

7 (Air Asslt) Bn REME and 16 Med Regt emerged victorious at the end of the day-long event as winning major and minor unit respectively. Both winners were decided on the result of the closing race, the men’s 4 x400m relay.

SMI WO1 Mark Wilson, who is in charge of physical fitness and sport, said: “This competition has provided an excellent opportunity for our men and women to showcase their fitness and sporting prowess. We’ve seen fierce but fair competition that’s brought everyone out of a busy working routine to enjoy doing something different together. Sport is an excellent way to build team spirit, because even though you’re out there competing as an individual you’re representing your unit and don’t want to let people down.”

L/Cpl Cornelius Snagg was the winning captain from Wattisham-based 7 (AA) Bn REME. He said: “We came second in last year’s competition and were keen to build on that, so we came here to win and I’m delighted that we did it. We’ve held open coaching sessions over the last few weeks to identify the athletic talent across the unit, which came together as a strong team on the day.”

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