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RNRL ready
1,386 reasons
for Babcock
to celebrate
THIS month sees the climax of
NAVY and Royal Marine cyclists
the Forces’ rugby league season
won the UK National 24-Hour
as the nine Service teams clash
Time Trial Championship with
on three dates to decide the 2009
the best combined distance in
winners of the Babcock Trophy.
nearly 18 years.
The Army and the RAF
The team of CPO Sean Childs,
begin the series on September
WO1 Garry ‘Scooby’ Drew and
9 at Aldershot with the RNRL
C/Sgt Stuart ‘Nutty’ Edwards,
campaign opening on September
all based at HMS Raleigh, plus
18 with a trip to RAF Cranwell.
Lt Jason Sawyer, former sailor
Burnaby Road hosts the fi nal
Bob Richards and ex-Royal Brian
round of matches on September
Kilgannon headed to Farndon in
25 when the Army visit.
Cheshire – and promptly covered
RNRL had a busy couple
1,386 miles (2,231km) in their
of months preparation for the
24 hours in the saddle.
Inter-Services with several very
Individually, CPO Childs
useful matches to give players
took second place in the event,
and coaching staff much-needed
clocking up a total of 492.41
games ahead of summer leave.
miles (792.5km) – setting a new
Of these, notable was the
Combined Service record in the
eighth staging of the State Of
Origin match, this year returning
The senior rating maintained
to the original format of East vs
an average speed of 20mph
West. For the fi rst time, the team
(32kmh) but narrowly missed out
of raiders from the West Country, on the individual top honour by
led by RN head coach Wayne just fi ve miles (8km).
Okell, took the spoils in a thrilling WO1 Drew covered 461.62
match in Portsmouth. miles (743km), fi nishing in sixth
● Lord’s and leaping... The Army celebrate the fall of another RN
The game had everything,
wicket during the IS decider Picture: PO(Phot) Amanda Reynolds, DPR(N)
place overall – despite suffering a
top-drawer skills from players, problem with his knee 20 hours
a lot of honest effort in very hot into the race.
conditions as well as plenty of
VICTORIES by both the Army and Royal Despite the defeat, the RN’s Lt Tim Birt In reply chasing a modest target, Dartmouth
C/Sgt Edwards was placed
individual ‘battles’ among the
Navy over the RAF set up a battle royal at the was named as ‘Player of the Competition’ for also lost a wicket in their second over to Green
ninth, cycling 432.65 miles
forwards to keep the spectators
spiritual home of cricket to bring the 2009 his 93 against the RAF and a determined 36 bowling tight, controlled off-spin.
entertained and ref Dave Moss
Inter-Services Festival to a thrilling climax. against the Army, along with a fi rst-rate display Green proved to be too much of a handful
“I am extremely proud of how
very busy. Final score 30-20.
Lord’s looked immaculate bathed in warm of wicket-keeping. for the college batsmen who could not cope
we performed as a team and
Both senior and academy
sunshine but the rather muggy conditions Meanwhile at Burnaby Road, Collingwood with him, only Hewitt 26 and Parker 18
that we are now national team
teams took on a new outfi t from
persisted all day. and BRNC Dartmouth played out an reaching double figures in BRNC’s final total
champions,” said Sean.
London, Hammersmith Hills
Having lost the toss and being invited to bat, enthralling Navy Cup final. of 67 all out. In his eight-over spell Green took
“Personally I was slightly
Hoists, predominantly made up
the Navy were not allowed to settle into any In their half of the draw, Collingwood had 6-12.
disappointed to come away with
of Aussie and Kiwi ex-pats who
rhythm and found themselves on the back foot beaten Sultan and Excellent, while BRNC had Collingwood as a result won the 2009 Navy
a silver medal and will be back
have delivered some impressive
throughout the day received a walkover from CTCRM and they Cricket Cup final by 18 runs and Green’s most
next year to go one better and go
results against London Summer
An outstanding opening spell from the got the better of Seahawk and Heron. impressive bowling performance, coupled with
beyond 500 miles.”
Conference sides.
Army’s pace men Maj Alec Senneck (2-12) Cloudy, humid conditions were influencing his 25 in the first innings, rightly won him the
The seniors recorded a
and L/Cpl David Wade pegged the RN back factors for BRNC skipper Mid K Hewitt to man of the match title.
Just ten days before the
fantastic 42-20 victory as the
and this set the pattern with man of the match invite Collingwood to bat, a decision that Capt John Fulford, Chairman RNCC,
24-hour race the PTI had the
RN pack dominated throughout,
Craftsman Jonathan Boynton picking up four immediately paid dividends as RN player Lt presented the cup and mementos to players
misfortune of suffering a fall
supported by some impressive
wickets as the Navy were restricted to 139 all Cdr A Ainsley lost his wicket in the second and officials and the man of the match award.
during a night-time training ride,
back play, especially from
out; the top scoring sailor was retiring skipper, over.
resulting in hospital treatment.
■ Places are available on an ECB level 2
Anatusi Vuniwaqa who dealt with
Lt Cdr Paul Snelling, with 39. Wickets tumbled steadily and only AB M cricket coaching course at HMS Temeraire on
“The race itself is extremely
everything thrown at him at full
The Royal Navy were unable to stem the Green made any significant contribution with October 19-21.
physically and mentally
tide when they took to the fi eld and the Army’s 25 before he was caught and bowled by Hewitt, This is the initial coaching course and is open
demanding and you have to fi nd
The academy side then hosted
Sgt Stuart Houghton with a rapid-fi re 24 set who was the pick of the BRNC bowlers to all Servicemen and women with an interest
the right balance of going as fast
the Hoists in Gosport. Despite
the pace of the soldiers’ reply. Sgt Dan Webb with 4-14 from his eight overs. A total for in cricket. Details from the Secretary RNCC,
as you can without completely
putting up a brave fi ght they
maintained the charge with a polished 60 to Collingwood of 85 did not look enough to win Lt Cdr David Cooke, on 02392 723741/9380
running out of energy,” Sean
were unable to hold off the full-
win the match. the trophy. 23741 or
strength Londoners.
“Sleep deprivation was also
The following week academy
hideous and I almost fell asleep
coach ‘Henry’ Cooper took his
Rhea’s poles ahead
twice on the bike during the
charges to his old club, Shaw
night-time due to tiredness and
Cross Sharks based in Dewsbury.
The game provided an
“However my support crew
excellent warm-up for the RN
were fantastic and even managed
side as well as an early pre-season
to provide me with a full cooked
for the Sharks. A lot of new
breakfast at 0200hrs in the
academy faces put on a great
morning, which picked me up.”
show and were in touch for most
Garry added: “Up until my
of the match until the last quarter,
THE RN’s men’s and knee gave way I was doing pretty
when the extended Sharks squad
women’s track and
well. I took a couple of painkillers
took the game away from the
fi eld teams confronted
and carried on.
visitors, winning 38-12.
strong opposition at the
“I was averaging about 19.5
miles per hour and, in the 24
Inter Services athletics
Heaven 17
hours, I was off the bike for just
championships hosted
20 minutes.”
by the Army at Tidworth,
at SW19
writes WO Paul Winton.
Aware that competition in the
We have lift
overall team events would be
marina Continued from page 48
tough, there was quiet confi dence
of talented players is one of the that a number of high-performing
off at Nelson
proudest moments of my life.” RN individuals would achieve
Captaining the winning team medal success in a wide range of HMS Nelson played host to
at the Inter-Services has capped events – as proved to be the case. the fi rst Royal Navy/Royal
a good year for PO Losh: he Displaying outstanding courage Marines bench press/dead lift
regained his singles title at the and commitment, NA(AH) championships – two of the three
RN championships on the grass Rhea Phillips competed in eight disciplines in powerlifting.
courts at Burnaby Road in late individual events and the 4x100m The contest was open to all
July. relay. Finishing third in the javelin, personnel across the weight
The female entry was a little she was also the inaugural winner categories and was well attended.
disappointing, but the male entry of the women’s pole vault, clearing ● NA(AH) Rhea Phillips shows how it’s done as she leaps to the Inter-Service women’s title in the pole Competitors were allowed three
this year was far better with an 3m. vault Pictures: Land Command lifts in each discipline with
excellent turnout from Faslane. Possessing a good background the aim being to reach a final
Competition was fi erce but in multi events, with good scores has been a fast mover all season, performance of the season for the Culdrose) overcame frustration at maximum lift to contribute to an
fair. Surg Lt Cdr Cooke took in heptathlon, the pole vault is realising enormous potential, Inter-Services, he gained silver fi nishing fourth over her favourite overall total.
the ladies’ title and in the ladies’ her best event – as demonstrated rising up the UK rankings as he in a tight photo fi nish over this 800m distance to gain bronze in Many competitors lifted
doubles, Cooke teamed up with in a season where she won the has glided to impressive times and distance in the opening track event, the 1,500m as she doggedly hunted beyond expectations – and in
Surg Lt Herbert and proved Hampshire County title and, race performances over 800m and providing inspiration to other down the RAF runner in her sights, doing so either equalled or
too strong for Lt Cdr Rackham perhaps more impressively, 1,500m. team members nursing pre race earning Army congratulations as surpassed some RN/RM records.
(the losing fi nalist in the singles) won for the Combined Services A majestic win over 1,500m at adrenalin fuelled apprehension. this result enabled the latter to win The best overall lifter of the
and her partner Lt Cdr Sophie against elite opposition from the Inter-Services was followed 30 No-one is more competitive than the team event by a single point. day was PO(PT) Sean Cole
Shaugnessy. Loughborough University. minutes later by a second place in Neal in the closing stages of a LLogs Rhian Hanson (Nelson) in the 67.5kg class with
In the men’s competition, LS(MW) Andy Dawkins (HMS the 800m. He was narrowly beaten race, especially with any hint of a (Richmond) returned from an impressive lift of 355kg.
Mid Mayell teamed up with Shoreham) remains the highest- by the Army’s Musa Audu, who medal. deployment just in time to Other winners were: 75kg – Sgt
veteran Capt Brand (RNLTA ranked RN athlete in UK event won silver at the Sydney Olympics S/Lt Matt Haslett (Ark Royal) compete and made it worthwhile Paul Redpath (100kg/165kg);
chairman) and made amends for lists with his consistent shot putt – later upgraded to Gold. No arrived on the scene this year as she fi nished third in the discus. 82.5kg – Sgt Micky Yule
his singles defeat by winning this performances close to 16m. disgrace there Mike! with a strong pedigree in ‘jumps’. Plenty of fourth places were (160kg/202.5kg); 90kg – L/Cpl
title. Mayell also won the mixed Adapting his training regime to Mike was able to accept an Winning silver in the high jump achieved, including the following Rob Cooper (120kg/245kg);
doubles with the chairman’s wife, meet demands of sea service, he invitation to compete at the UK he was very close to clearing who were closest to medals: 100kg – Lt Cdr Simon Wynn
Catherine. won three Inter-Service medals as National/World Championship a personal best of 2.00m, just LReg Shelly Prescott (Drake) (162.5kg/175kg); 110+kg – Lt
The veterans competition saw he fi nished second in the shot and trials where he narrowly missed missing the win on ‘countback’ 100m; AB (CIS) Kenisha Asquith Adam Cooper (135kg/210kg).
Capt Brand beat Nick Williams third in both Hammer and Discus, a semi-fi nal place by 0.05 secs. as all three medallists cleared the (Illustrious) 200m (second With a core of keen and
(ex Capt RM) in a hard-hitting achieving a personal best 40.67m Possessing exceptional speed same height. year running); ET(ME) Gerald dedicated lifters, the RN will be
singles fi nal and the doubles also in the latter. endurance, Mike will be hoping Matt was 4cm short of third Joseph (Illustrious) 7cm short in able to send a very competitive
went their way as they paired Andy was unable to accept the for sub-1m 50s/3m 50s mins times in triple jump and 37cm short of long jump; Musn Lucy Hurley team to the Inter-Services
up to reinvigorate a partnership invitation to compete at the earlier at 800/1,500m respectively in third in long jump. He warmed (RMSM) 5,000m; and fi nally... AB powerlifting competition later
which had seen them win their UK National/World Championship 2010. up for these jumps with the best (CIS) Mark Holvey (Vengeance) this year.
fi rst open doubles title together trials; he would have achieved a CPOPT Neal Edwards (BRNC) second-string performance by a in the high jump – no other athlete Dates of future events and
in 1982. top-six fi nish in the shot based on has proved to be a perennial RN athlete over 400m hurdles for has the depth of training regime more details about the sport at
More details at www. his performances this summer. medallist at 400m hurdles. many years. and pressures to overcome in the www.royalnavypowerlifting. Cpl Mike Wilsmore (40 Cdo) Always saving his best Lt Linda Lawrence (RNAS pursuit of athletic achievement.
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