RAF Regiment breaks another record

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  1. http://www.raf.mod.uk/news/archive.cfm?storyid=CD4CFB30-1143-EC82-2E66DCF318BD7AC2&rss=true

    An RAF Reservist set a world record time last weekend when he completed the Lochaber Marathon in full military uniform. Andy McMahon, a Children’s rights officer from Inverness, who had to wear full body armour, uniform, boots and helmet, broke the previous military kit record by more than 15 minutes when he crossed the finish line in 3:49:21; an incredible achievement, given that the helmet and body armour alone weigh around 10 pounds.

    Good skills that man, and a credit to the Sqn.
     
  2. P0of - he should have been carrying a Jimpy as well! :D

    All Crab-baiting aside, bloody good effort. Well done, that Ape. :salut:
     
  3. Awaits the usual baiting!
     
  4. Suprised he didn't do it in shorts and flip flops whilst carrying a Barrier to be more Rockape appropriate :D
     
  5. So what time did his Army navigator with the Teletubby themed "follow me" neon sign get ? And how heavy was that sign ? :lol:

    Fair play to the guy though. :clap:
     
  6. Gash timings, evidently too many Subways and Burger Kings en route ! :D

    Good drills though :)
     
  7. Good lad - was he lugging a Yellow Samsonite suitcase as well?
     
  8. Well done that AUGGIE

    per ardua

    captaincalamity how are you getting on with joining the auggies?
     
  9. Doing a marathon in helmet and body armour - good skills. But is that a LW jacket with cut-off arms I see?
     
  10. Engineer just got world record doing london marathon in full kit carrying 36lb
     
  11. Better yet was when he left the Sqn on a Sat afternoon, did a half marathon, then came back in time to join in the WOs run.
     
  12. forgot to add in 5 hrs 30 something
     
  13. He isn't even wearing Osprey!