A sailor from HMS Collingwood is taking on the challenge of a life time and making it more difficult just for fun. 

After receiving a ballot place for the London Marathon from The Royal Navy and Royal Marines Charity, Leading Physical Trainer Anthony ‘Scouse’ Carley will be running and fundraising on behalf of the organisation. His decision to enter follows on from his success and completion of the Great South Run in October last year where he and fellow Physical Trainer Ian Robinson ran the race in full rig carrying 25kg in their bergens.  

Not one for taking things lightly, Scouse commented: “Running the Great South was harder than I thought. But I wanted to set myself a harder challenge. So I’m going to run the Marathon with 26.2lbs weighted in my bergen, 1lb for each mile I’ll be running and of course I’ll be in uniform! I hope the run is horrendous, I want it to feel difficult because then I know when I complete it I’ve really overcome a challenge and achieved something.”  

In the weeks running up to the Marathon on Sunday 26 April, Scouse will be training around the base and hosting events to drum up support from his colleagues. 

To support or sponsor Scouse please visit http://uk.virginmoneygiving.com/AnthonyCarley

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