Army Cadets Start off Remembrance Fortnight with Brigg Poppy Race

09.11.2017

Kirton and Brigg Detachments, Humberside and South Yorkshire Army Cadet Force joined forces and volunteered their time to help out at the Brigg 10km Poppy race to raise funds for the Poppy Appeal.

The 10k road race starts in the Brigg Market Place and heads out to Cadney village, around Cadney then back to Brigg. A bespoke medal is presented to all finishers and all proceeds go to the Royal British Legion.

Cadets and Cadet Force Adult Volunteers set out the barriers to guide the 353 runners along the route. There were two options for this event which took place on Sunday, October 29 – a normal 10k race and the Military Challenge; which consisted of the competitor wearing boots and carrying a backpack weighing 36lbs (16.3 kgs) for men and 24lbs (10.9 kgs) for women.  

The first placed runner finished in just over 33 minutes and was met with lots of cheering, especially from the attending cadets. All runners finished within 90 minutes, including the 18 army reservists who competed in the Military Challenge. 

Cadets had a fabulous time and were pleased that the weather stayed fine, both for them and the runners. Staff Instructor Hannah White said “A great deal of money, £2,300 in total, was raised for the Poppy appeal from this worthwhile event and I was proud to be a part of it. We received profuse thanks for our efforts and were told what a great team we were. A very proud day for all.”

Article and pictures provided by SI Hannah White, Humberside and South Yorkshire ACF

If you want to aim higher, feel more confident and get a head start on your future. If you’re interested in finding out more about becoming a cadet or adult volunteer, call 01377 253548 or visit www.armyacadets.com/humberyorkshireacf or find your local detachment here.



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