Offering a course made up of fourteen different obstacles, the Trim Trail will provide both teams and individuals with a unique challenge designed to get the whole body moving.

Captain Peter Towell, the Commanding Officer of HMS Sultan and Hilary Jukes, a Regional Fundraiser from The Royal Navy and Royal Marines Charity (RNRMC), were given the task of formally opening the facility before the first group of enthusiastic trainees were given an opportunity to test out the course.

The purchase of the Trim Trail was made possible thanks to the combined generosity of the RNRMC, Royal Navy and Royal Marines Sports Lottery (RNSL), the Royal Navy’s Rebalancing Lives Fund and a Local initiative Grant (LiG).

Chief Petty Officer Physical Training (CPOPT) Lee Derbyshire said: “The Trim Trail is a low-level assault course that you can challenge individuals and teams of 6 to run around. Obstacles range from the monkey bars through to a wooden escalator and the aim really is to get around the course as quick as you can.”

“We will be looking at trying to set individual and team challenges for the fastest time around the course every term.”

Old for new

The new Trim Trail replaces the original course from 2010 which was closed due to wear and tear. The brand new course comes complete with a manufacturer’s 10-year guarantee.

Hilary Jukes said: “We are really pleased to be able to put some money towards the new Trim Trail so that it can be used again.”

“It’s a really fun and varied way for people to be able to keep fit and we hope that all of those serving within Sultan will be able to take advantage of the new equipment.”