Civilians take on gruelling military boot camp to raise cash for veterans charity

The civilians took part in a series of gruelling obstacles Picture: OLD SOLDIER MEDIA

The civilians took part in a series of gruelling obstacles Picture: OLD SOLDIER MEDIA - Credit: Archant

Scores of eager civilians were put through their paces by a group of Royal Marines in Essex at the weekend to raise cash for a military charity.

More than 100 brave civilians took on the challenge to raise money for military charity Rock2Recover

More than 100 brave civilians took on the challenge to raise money for military charity Rock2Recovery Picture: OLD SOLDIER MEDIA - Credit: Archant

The event, at Great Notley Country Park on Sunday, January 13, saw 135 men and women take on a host of gruelling obstacles, spurred on by veteran Royal Marines from Essex Boot Camp.

Fomer Royal Marine Glynn Roberts said the bootcamp was close to the kind of training a marine is put

Fomer Royal Marine Glynn Roberts said the bootcamp was close to the kind of training a marine is put though every day Picture: OLD SOLDIER MEDIA - Credit: Archant

The brave participants took on the challenge to raise money for Rock2Recovery, a charity which helps hundreds of British military veterans and their families deal with the challenges of stress and trauma-related injuries.

The event was organised to raise cash for Rock2Recovery, a charity which helps veterans and their fa

The event was organised to raise cash for Rock2Recovery, a charity which helps veterans and their families cope with stress and trama-related injuries Picture: OLD SOLDIER MEDIA - Credit: Archant

The course included log runs, tyre lifts, leopard crawls through cold mud, hill runs and piggyback sprints - pushing those taking part to the limit of their endurance.

More than 100 civilians were pushed to their limits at the boot camp Picture: OLD SOLDIER MEDIA

More than 100 civilians were pushed to their limits at the boot camp Picture: OLD SOLDIER MEDIA - Credit: Archant

Essex Boot Camp co-founder, and former Royal Marine Glynn Roberts, said the event was “a pretty close approximation of the kind of training a Royal Marine goes through every day.”

Veteran Royal Marines from Essex Boot Camp pushed the participants to the limit Picture: OLD SOLDIER

Veteran Royal Marines from Essex Boot Camp pushed the participants to the limit Picture: OLD SOLDIER MEDIA - Credit: Archant

If you, a friend or a family member is a British military veteran and would like to learn more about Rock2Recovery, its work and help with fund-raising see www.rock2recovery.co.uk


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