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The 2018 Royal Marines Commando Challenge – Mud, Glorious Mud!


Despite the wind and the rain over 1000 people turned out to take on the Royal Marines Commando Challenge, tackling the endurance course that Royal Marine recruits tackle during their 32 weeks training.

The event is proudly co-owned and raises funds for Devon Air Ambulance and The Royal Marines Charity.

The Royal Marines Commando Challenge offers a rare opportunity to members of the public to take on the Royal Marines endurance course, letting them tackle the sheep dip, Peter’s pool, smartie tubes and other obstacles over a 5 or 10 KM distance.

Photo Credit: Naomi Roesner

This year, the event was proudly sponsored by Aston Martin Bristol, the home of Aston Martin in the South West. With a number of Aston Martin’s on display, visitors to the event village at Bicton Arena got to see the very latest Aston Martin Car, although muddy entrants weren't encouraged to try out the plush seats


"We are extremely proud to be supporting such a special local event, raising money for two very worthy charities,” “The service provided within the county by the Devon Air Ambulance and its teams is invaluable alongside the amazing work The Royal Marines Charity carries out for Royal Marines, their families, veterans and cadets. As the local Aston Martin dealer in the South West, we are proud to be able to contribute and help with much-needed support. We hope to help raise several thousands of pounds through our sponsorship of the Commando Challenge."

Aaron Allnutt, Aston Martin Bristol

Here are some of the highlights from the weekend!

All at The Royal Marines Charity would like to thank everyone who took part in the event, as well as all of the volunteers, sponsors and partners Devon Air Ambulance. Be sure to check out the Commando Challenge Facebook page to see you can spot any images of friends or family members that took part.