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what you
need – the
life of the
Drugs Test
Struggle for
Scott in Oz
FOR the second consecutive
month the RN Triathlon
Association has provided a
member of the GB age group
team for representative honours
in Australia.
Things are
● Catch me if you can, part 1... Cpl Gaz Evans (539 ASRM) makes a break against the All Blacks in the RN’s 16-10 triumph
POAEM Scott Markham
Picture: LA(Phot) Jenny Lodge, RNAS Culdrose
(MASF, RNAS Culdrose)
hotting up
competed in the 35-39 age
Cup stays in RN hands
group at the ITU World Long
Course Triathlon in Perth.
for Ark Royal
The event consisted of
a three-kilometre swim,
at OST
80-kilometre cycle ride and
20-kilometre run (that’s 1.8, 50
and 12½ miles respectively for
those of you who use imperial).
THE Royal Navy 1st
Coming at the end of a
XV held on to the long season the jet lag and
Commonwealth Cup
conditions ensured that this
courtesy of two titanic
race – not truly a long-distance
event – would be emotional
rugby clashes against the
from start to fi nish, although
Southern Hemisphere. the newly-crowned Elite World
The South African Navy was Female Champion Jodie
unable to attend the festival of Swallow may disagree as she
rugby union at Plymouth Albion’s made short work of the event.
Brickfields stadium, so it fell to The swim took place in the
the All Blacks and the Wallabies to murky brown waters of the
attempt to snatch the trophy for Swan River and set the tone for
the bottom half of the world. the race ahead.
The RN spent more than a week A 40kmh (25mph) headwind
undergoing thorough training as a ensured that there was enough
squad at CTCRM in Lympstone swell to obscure the marker
before stepping out in front of buoys and make navigation
a 1,200-strong crowd for the ‘challenging’.
and for HMS
opening clash against the Kiwis, On top of that, competitors
writes Lt Cdr Paula Rowe. swam against the current on the
The Royal New Zealand Navy return leg and there was a huge
Albion too...
laid down its challenge with the number of local jellyfi sh who
traditional haka and began its decided to enjoy the race.
campaign in fi ne style with a A disappointing swim
well-deserved win over the Royal performance then put pressure
Australian Navy by 45 points to on the bike leg, and despite ● Catch me if you can, part 2... HMS Illustrious’ POET(WE) Alexander ‘Swede’ Ferrier attempts to
12. break away during the carrier’s victory over the Lisbon Casuals Picture: PO(Phot) Paul A’Barrow, HMS Illustrious the extremely windy conditions
This was the widest margin for Scott moved back up the fi eld.
the RNZN against the RAN for 15 Unfortunately the exertions of
years and was a sure sign that they the swim and trying to make up
were intent on challenging the time on the bike had to be paid
holders, the Royal Navy, on their
Lusty’s Lisbon treat
for at some point, this was to be
home turf. during the run.
The stage was thus set for an
AFTER a heavy defeat in the Navy Cup, a major They managed their game plan well, attacking in
This part of the course
exciting encounter between the
change of players and a high-tempo autumn on waves and utilising space at every opportunity.
offered no shade to the
Royal Navy and the Kiwis.
exercises, HMS Illustrious’ rugby squad returned Lusty’s no-nonsense tackling soon took its toll
competitors which was
The Devon wind and rain did
to winning form in Portugal. and it wasn’t long before Lisbon were spilling the
particularly unfortunate
not deter a vocal and enthusiastic
The side took advantage of the carrier’s visit ball in contact – quickly snapped up by Illustrious’
considering the 37˚C
crowd of over 2,000 who witnessed
to the capital to take on long-established ex-pat backs to be run in for a score.
A deep deep
temperature that the athletes
a battle unfold between two evenly
side, the Lisbon Casuals. Follow-on scores were tit-for-tat, with both
had to withstand.
matched sides.
The match was played in the National Stadium sets of forwards and backs fully-engaged in this
The run proved to be brutal,
in Africa –
The Kiwis looked determined
Sports Complex on a new generation astro high-paced game.
being a ‘larger’ runner than your
to win the trophy for the fi rst time,
turfesque/rubber pitch used by the Portuguese As the teams started the 3rd session, there was
average triathlete didn’t help
but the sailors and marines they
national squad, writes Cdr Mark Deller. everything to play for. Lisbon were beginning to
Scott in the heat and it was with
faced were to give them no quarter
“We’ve never played on a pitch like this, the break down Lusty’s defensive posture, but it was
welcome relief that he almost
the only
in an enthralling 80 minutes of
ball bounce is true, the feel is natural and it the fast pace and subtle lines of running from the
collapsed over the line.
end-to-end rugby.
provides a really good all weather surface to likes of centres AET ‘Buck’ Taylor and Logs ‘Nas’
Finishing 42nd in his category
run on – the RNRU must get one,” said ET(ME) Rawace that sealed the deal.
A closely-fought match, only was not as good a result as
one point separated the teams at
‘Boiler’ Boyle. Thanks to a quick ball off the top of the line-
Scott had hoped for but the
half time.
The game was broken down into three chukkas out and rapid distribution into the middle channel
lessons learned in this initial
in the Congo
In the second half the Kiwis
of 20 minutes to allow for natural water breaks. looking to expose the Lisbon gaps meant the
excursion into international
scored fi rst to go ahead but the
Each session was hard-fought, with some carrier began to creep away on the scoresheet.
standard competition will
home team showed true grit
nicely-worked backs interchanges – but it To put the icing on the cake Nas Rawace
hopefully be invaluable as he
and determination, with strong
was Lusty’s solid defence that provided most managed a solo burst to create real overlap
looks to compete at this level
scrummaging and bold attacking
impact. space.
on a regular basis (such as
play giving them the edge to run
The Lisbon Casuals – sporting some large Having fed the ball out wide he continued to
Germany this year).
out deserving victors, 16-10.
mobile forwards and a couple of well-balanced support the new runner to collect for a fi nal well-
More details on the sport at
hard-running centres – were no pushover. worked try, sealing a 29-19 victory.
marina Continued on page 47
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