Runway fun run takes off at Edinburgh

The second RAAF Base Edinburgh fun run was held on the main runway recently.

About 350 runners and walkers from the three services and the Australian Public Service took on the 5km course. This year the fun run was linked to the Soldier On charity, with wounded warrior, Garth Camac, participating and representing the organisation.

Flight Lieutenant Samantha Hewitt, the senior Soldier On representative at Edinburgh, also participated. Mr Camac presented the perpetual trophy to Sapper Jack Armstrong, of Army’s 1st Combat Engineering Regiment, who posted the fastest time of 18min 25sec. Craftsman Stefan Marchesi placed second in the 5km run with a time of 18.43, while Private Zac Gilbert filled the top three in a time of 19.17. In the women’s section, Private Ruth Potter claimed first place in 21.32, while Leading Aircraftwoman Kimberley Greenslade, of No. 11 Squadron, placed second in 22.34. Aircraftwoman Christine Chamberlin, of No. 10 Squadron, took third in 23.01. Sergeant Owen Batty organised the fun run with No. 24 Squadron Physical Training Instructors, together with No. 453 Squadron’s Squadron Leader Trevor Langford. Sergeant Batty said it was great to raise funds in support of Australian servicemen and women who had been wounded, physically or psychologically, in contemporary conflicts. Despite the cold and overcast conditions, a total of $856.15 was raised through donations from participants.

Source / Author: RAAF