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October 1st 2014

ARMY RESERVISTS TAKE PART IN HALF MARATHON

Seven Army Reservists from 162 Regiment Royal Logistics Corps (RLC) took part in the Robin Hood Half Marathon to mark their move to their new headquarters in Nottingham.

162 Regiment RLC, which was formed from the amalgamation of 88 Postal and Courier Regiment RLC and 162 Movement Control Regiment RLC, is now based at Wigman Road Army Reserve Centre, Bilborough, Nottingham, after relocating from Prince William of Gloucester Barracks in Grantham earlier this month.

The group of Reservists, who took part in the half-marathon on Sunday 28 September 2014, had not run together as a group before the event and told of how they saw the marathon as a  good way of motivating each other.

Private Sophie Cotterell, aged 24, from Rugeley, Derbyshire is a Movement Controller with 162 Regiment RLC. Speaking after the event, she said: “After moving into Nottingham earlier this month, we thought it would be good to do a local event to meet some local people and we felt that running together would really help to improve our team spirit as well as our fitness.

She continued: “Those of us that took part made sure that we prepared well by completing a half marathon at the start of September as well as getting out and running whenever we could and I am really looking forward to the sense of achievement when we all cross the finish line.”

The half marathon, which began at Victoria Embankment at 9am on Sunday (28 September) also saw Reserves from the Regiment taking part in an Army Recruiting stand.

162 Regiment RLC are currently recruiting. To find out more visit www.army.mod.uk