The challenge involves running 4 miles every 4 hours for 48 hours, the equivalent of 2 marathons in 2 days. The challenge is not only physically demanding but also mentally challenging and saw participants getting up in the middle of the night to complete some of the legs.
Running the challenge to raise for the RAF Benevolent Fund and the Centurion Fund, LCpl Chris Gilbert said:
"As this is the RAF Regiments 80th Anniversary year, I wanted to do something to mark the occasion. It was a really tough challenge, not only because of the distance and times involved but also because of the heat out here on operations."
LCpl Chris Gilbert
This year marks the 80th Anniversary of RAF Regiment. Since its formation in 1942, the RAF Regiment has played a vital role in major operations across the world, including WWII, Northern Ireland, the Falkland Islands and Afghanistan.
Working alongside each other, the Centurion Fund support and maintain the history, traditions and ethos of RAF Regiment members, many of which the RAF Benevolent Fund have supported in their hour of need. They could not continue to commemorate the RAF Regiment and support members of the RAF Family like them today, without the fundraising efforts of its community.