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1.5 Mile Charity Run 2014

The Commando Fitness 1.5 came about in 2012 when we all realised how hard it was to get sponsors, so we decided to run our own event.

Every runner pays a £10 entry fee and all the proceeds to the Royal Marines Benevolent Fund, this way no one has to get sponsors as the entry fee is enough with Commando Fitness UK absorbing any admin fees

The RMBF supports widows and families of Royal Marines as well as ex RM are who have fallen on hard times.

"This is very close to my heart as I have lost many good friends over the years and seen first-hand the affect it has on the young children left behind.”

"I chose the Royal Marines Benevolent Fund as it is a small under-funded charity which needs more support."

It is a 1.5 mile run on Bexhill sea front from the toilets at south cliff to the bottom of galley hill. We chose this distance for several reasons; it is the annual BFT (Basic Fitness Test) for the Royal Marines, we run 1.5 in 15 minutes and then 1.5 back which we must complete in 10 minutes, in boots (it is our easiest test!).

Also, it is suitable for all levels, even if you walk it, which some indeed do. If you are fitter and think that isn’t far enough then run faster and aim for the course record!

This year’s event will start at 1030AM on Sunday 23 October 2016.

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Commando Fitness UK has been my life for many years now. After a few “colourful” school years, I left school and found I was doing nothing much really.

Aged 17 I discovered fitness, and became obsessed with it instantly, learning how to become fitter, faster, stronger, and leaner.

Aged 18 I joined the Royal Marines Commandos and completed the longest, hardest basic training in the world and was awarded my green beret, being one of only eight to complete the 32 week course that fifty-three had started.

I then spent eight years travelling the world, fighting for my country, and boxing for the Royal Marines before eventually the pull of my young daughter in Bexhill became too much and in late 2010/early 2011 I left the Royal Marines and started Commando Fitness UK.

I had finally found my real talent and passion in life and have not looked back since, helping over three thousand people to change their lives for the better.

I now enjoy training over 100 people a day, whilst spending quality time with my wonderful daughter, and continuing the healthy obsession I have for self-improvement.

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    Yes I always managed to lose a few pounds but then always put it on, trouble is I like my food too much and mainly the wrong foods!!......

    ......My confidence is through the roof, my only regrets is that I didn't do this 10 years ago. So never say never, don't think I'll start tomorrow, go for it now and give it everything you've got you won't regret it!!

    " Sarah Swatton

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    I just wanted to say I am absolutely thrilled with the results I have had from Commando Fitness UK!

    I signed up, despite living a 40 minute drive away, having seen the miraculous transformation of a close friend.....

    ....My friends and family have also noticed the change in me. It is definitely worth the 80 minute round trip 3 times a week for such great results.

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    I joined CFUK in August 2013. It was to be a unique twist and experience following some illness that I had suffered some two years earlier....

    Chris Haines played a great game encouraging and setting the Target. He created a positive and warm environment to train in.

    ....I think Chris understates some of the positives that his course gives people. Sure fat loss and fitness. But self-esteem and good mental health are catered for. I am proud to be part of the Team and I am thankful for getting involved at the right time.

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