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27 personnel from 250 Gurkha Signal Squadron took part in the Leicestershire Half Marathon.
This event was led by Corporal Shanteshwor Pun and Lance Corporal Ganesh Chand to raise charity for The Royal Signals Charity and the Queen’s Gurkha Signals Association. The Leicestershire Half Marathon is an annual charity event for Macmillan Cancer Support organised by “Run-through”. Despite the Squadron being at R2 readiness and personnel being engaged on various commitments, every participant was very enthusiastic and had trained hard for the event.
Participants were released on a basis of their predicted timings. Most of us were aiming for sub 1hr 30min – 1hr 45min finish. With the start of the count down, our pulse started to race with excitement and pride augmented by the fact we were doing this for two wonderful charities. The route was an interesting mix of undulating ground with loose gravel paths at the start, followed by sections on country roads, the airfield, racetrack, and some inclines followed by immediate declines.
Among 27 personnel who participated in the event, Corporal Funghang took the lead with exemplary time of 1hr 38mins. This event wasn’t just a marathon, it also allowed us to get together as a team, foster our friendship and team cohesion. We successfully managed to raise £777 for the Royal Signals Charity and £333 for the Queens’ Gurkha Signals Association.
By Lance Corporal Ravi Ghale, Queen’s Gurkha Signals