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Public join Parachute Regiment in endurance challenge
5:26pm Sunday 9th September 2012 in News
THE PUBLIC pitted themselves against some of the army’s fittest in the Paras 10 endurance run today.
The armed forces’ challenge involves running ten miles across steep hills and streams whilst wearing military boots and carrying a 37lb backpack.
It is one of a series of gruelling challenges used to test potential Parachute Regiment soldiers.
They must complete the run in less than two hours along with seven other events designed to test their fitness, mental robustness and determination in order to wear the regiment’s coveted red beret.
The Paras 10 race has attracted thousands of members of the public over the last few years and raised tens of thousands of pounds for forces’ charities.
Yesterday’s race took place in Catterick Garrison in North Yorkshire yesterday from Vimy Barracks.
There were also other events staged for families, with a two mile race for children, live music, a climbing wall and other entertainment.
This year’s money will be split between the Parachute Regiment Charity and the Army Benevolent Fund.