Personnel from HMS Sultan recently took part in the Establishment’s Trafalgar Day 5km Fun Run in order to raise money for The Royal Navy and Royal Marines Charity (RNRMC).

Mummies, Sumo wrestlers and the Three Amigos were among the 500 runners who ran around the technical side of the Establishment on a course which included a 130ft inflatable and an off-road trek around Fort Rowner.

Points towards the Engineers' Trophy

Throughout the year, trainee engineering technicians from both the Defence College of Technical Training’s Royal Naval Air Engineering and Survival Equipment School and the Defence School of Marine Engineering compete in multiple sports within the HMS Sultan Engineers Trophy.

With points towards the trophy up for grabs once more, the first 40 trainees to cross the line were tallied to see which school performed the stronger and the Marine Engineers claimed the victory.

Fastest feet

AET Emily Newton came in as the fastest female on the day, completing the course in just 17 minutes and 28 seconds, she said: “This is the first time I’ve done this run as I missed it when I was here last. The first obstacle especially was pretty challenging it was not what I was expecting, I was struggling to get through some of the gaps and there were a lot of the guys out there who are a lot bigger than I am.”

“It’s a great event and it’s a great turn out, there’s an awful lot of people here who have chosen to come along and give it a go.”

Event organiser, Leading Physical Trainer Joe Collin said: “The Trafalgar Fun Run has been lots of fun to organise. There've been some excellent fancy dress costumes and everyone has really bought into the event to help support the RNRMC.”