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RLC Triathletes Army Corps Team Champions

The RLC Triathletes became Army Corp Champions for the first time this year.

The Army Standard Distance triathlon took part on the 28 Jun 17 at the Cotswold Water Park, lake 32.

It was open to both regular and reserve personnel, from all three services including all MOD civil service personnel.

With 148 athletes taking part and a representative team from all Corps it was a huge event to compete in against some of the best triathletes in the Army.

The event covered a 1500m swim in the Cotswold lake followed by a 41km cycle on public roads and concluding with a 10km run back around lake 32 for three gruelling loops.

The competition was fierce with the Royal Engineers and RAPTC putting out some excellent athletes, however The RLC was magnanimous and had four athletes in the top ten.

Lt Col C Stuart crossed the line in fourth place, Capt M Matthews in fifth, SSgt J Du Preez in sixth, Maj A Martin in eighth, Lt S Krarup in 16th and Sgt J Du Preez in 24th.

The win followed swiftly on the back of the first RLC Triathlon training camp which took place in the Sallanches region of the French Alps from 27 May to 3 Jun 17.

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