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RLC Orienteering Training Camp

This year the annual RLC orienteering training camp, organised by Capt Emmit Andrews, took place in South Wales utilising some of the best terrain that the region has to offer from complex contour detail at the Merthyr Mawr Sand dunes (and the location of the highest natural dune in Europe) to the demanding limestone sink-hole moorland at Merthyr Moor.

Experienced level 3 coaches Dave Rollins (ex RLC) and Maj (Retd) Colin Dickson (ex SASC) took the team through the challenges of navigation in unfamiliar terrain; between them they have won many Army and Inter-Service titles, and over the course of the week all team members benefited from their knowledge and experience of competitive orienteering.  The team were also grateful for the help of Lt Col (Retd) Axel Blomquist who has supported RLC Orienteering for many years having also been a regular member of the Army Team and an ex Corps Champion.

After five days of training, the team moved from their base at Maindy Barracks in Cardiff to Nesscliffe Trg camp in Shropshire for the culmination of the exercise, a three day civilian competition over the bank holiday weekend.  Day 1 was held on a private estate at Brampton Bryan, whereas days 2 and 3 moved to the Welsh Borders of Stapely, Rorrington and Lan Fawr & Corndon.  Every team member enjoyed the challenges of the wooded hillside and open heath-land terrain recording some excellent times in their course categories.  All Maps, results and examples of routes taken in the competition areas are available at this link:

The Royal Logistic Corps

Congratulations to RLC soldier LCpl Stu Elvin of the Mission Training and Mobilisation Centre (MTMC), Bassingbourn Barracks, who has received two bronze medals at the World Rowing Indoor Championships 2021. LCpl Elvin has represented the Army in rowing for a number of years. Having individually qualified at the British Championships for the Men's (age 30-39) 500m to race at the World Championships, he was also selected to represent the Armed Forces in the Men's Team race. The races took place on 23 Feb 21, where LCpl achieved third place in his individual race and an hour later, he received another bronze medal as he played an integral part of the Armed Forces Men's Team. His commitment and success in rowing is nothing short of impressive with his ability to balance work, training and family life along with the ongoing restrictions of COVID-19. Competing in any sport at this level requires a unique strength and determination – something which the LCpl displays in abundance, putting in hours of solitary training, where he has had to use his mental resilience to push himself further than most would. ... See MoreSee Less
W O R L D _ R E C O R D _ A T T E M P TMajor Jacquie Barlow, OC at ITC Catterick is attempting a Guinness World Record by running 61 Half Marathons in 61 days, back to back______Challenging herself throughout, with the aim of raising money towards Macmillan Cancer Support after both herself and family received outstanding support from them when Major Barlow had a tumour back in 2011______ Please follow her story over the next few days and if you can kindly spare a donation then all shall be very much appreciated ... See MoreSee Less