RNRMC - Virtual Field Gun Run 5 June 2021 - 23 June 2021
Royal Navy Field Gun has been part of navy life for well over 100 years. It encapsulates the Navy’s spirit of championing physical and mental courage, discipline, leadership and teamwork. The event sees teams of 18 – who have been training for months – race to assemble a field gun and run with it, disassembling and reassembling as the competition requires. Due to the pandemic, like last year, this year’s competition isn’t able to go ahead as normal.
To keep the spirit of Field Gun alive, you can join in for Virtual Field Gun 2021.
Train like a Field Gunner and run, row, lift or ride 7,488 metres (the number of nautical miles from Portsmouth to Port Elizabeth where the challenge originated) every day for 18 days (the number of people in a Field Gun team). If weightlifting is more your thing, you could deadlift, bench press or squat 1,300kg (the weight of a field gun) every day for 18 days. Or, get creative and come up with your own challenge based on the numbers 7,488 and 18.
For more information and to take part please visit: Virtual Field Gun | Royal Navy Royal Marines Charity (enthuse.com)