Gurkhas shine at Trailwalker ’14

1 RGR won the event with a near record time
1 RGR won the event with a near record time

The 1RGR team was victorious at this year’s Trailwalker, posting a fantastic time that narrowly missed out on an event record.

The team, led by Major Shaun Chandler, completed the 100km event in 9 hours, 56 minutes (just 6 minutes slower than the current record of 9hr 50min) beating their nearest rivals by over an hour and a half.  It is the first time any RGR team has won the event in the UK. The winning team was greeted by Colonel BG and a crowd of supporters at the finish point at Brighton Racecourse.

Startline
Startline

Over 350 teams entered the event with a heavy Gurkha presence dominating the timesheets at the top with the top five teams all representing different parts of the Brigade. One team completed the event carrying 25kg Dokos the entire way, which was also a historic first, finishing in 29 hours and 2 seconds. Other teams included Gurkha wives and daughters as well, making it a family event.

Standing Team Start Finish Class
1 1 RGR TEAM ‘A’ Sat 17:56:22 9:56:22 M
2 QG SIGNALS TEAM ‘A’ Sat 19:33:49 11:33:49 M
3 1 RGR TEAM ‘B’ Sat 19:52:34 11:52:34 M
4 11 (RSS) SR ? QG Signals Sat 21:00:07 13:00:07 M
5 Hereford Gurkhas Sat 21:05:47 13:05:47 M
6 Team Ishwor Gurung (QGE) Sat 21:11:43 13:11:43 M
7 10 QOGLR Sat 21:42:52 13:42:52 M
8 299 Sig Sqn (SC) Sat 21:53:52 13:53:52 M
9 Pompey Ultra AC Sat 21:40:13 15:40:13 MIX
10 Orang Tua Brunei Sat 21:56:43 15:56:43 VET

 

QG Signals did a great job organising the event with the various checkpoints working flawlessly. Proceeds from the event are still being totaled up with the money going to Oxfam and the Gurkha Welfare Trust.

One of the ladies' teams
One of the ladies’ teams

 

Checkpoint food
Checkpoint food
Doko Trailwalker
Doko Trailwalker
QG signals provided outstanding organisation and support
QG signals provided outstanding organisation and support