24 September 2019
Eastern Region X Country
A fantastic effort today from various County Teams from Eastern Region 7 X Brigade saw cadets take part in Sundays cross-country run. This annual event brings together runners from counties including Cambridgeshire, Nottinghamshire, Derbyshire, Bedfordshire, Hertfordshire, Suffolk and Essex to compete at the Cadet Training Centre, Waterbeach.
It provides a great opportunity for cadets to meet their colleagues from other counties, to gain a real sense of achievement from running the course with their team-mates, and receive the cross-country colours for their uniforms. Not only did those who took part make a real effort, but their team-mates and supporters provided a superb level of encouragement with much cheering as they approached the finish. This contributed greatly to a fun-filled atmosphere, camaraderie and competitive spirit.
Staff Sergeant Jordan Bullman, Cambridgeshire ACF County Sports Officer organised of the event – a substantial feat involving 80 runners and around 100 other participants, including traffic controllers and race marshalls who pointed the way. The event went smoothly and according to plan, and culminated with Colonel Mark Knight MBE DL, Commandant presenting medals to the winners.
The stamina and determination displayed by the runners in getting around the substantial course (ranging from 3.3 km for the junior girls up to 7.4km for the senior boys) was truly inspirational, and the event will certainly be a memorable day for all those involved.
As far as the Cambridgeshire Cadets went - The Junior Boys and Junior Girls came third in the team event. Senior Boys won their Team event. LCpl Knight from Cambridge Detachment came 3rd and CDT Bennett from Cambourne came 4th in the senior Boys individual race which qualifies them for Nationals on 12 Oct 2019 at Altcar Training Camp in Liverpool.'
SSI Jordon Bullman said ”It was a excellent result for Cambridgeshire ACF and all are to be congratulated. It was also great to see the new County Sport Kit being used and promoting a really great professional image”
Pictures by Major James Wood and PI Doug Stuart