On Saturday 31st May 2014 all military personnel from Commando Training Centre Royal Marines will speed march through the centre of Exmouth and Lympstone village as part of The Corps 350th birthday celebrations!
Speed marching is a mixture of running and walking which is normally done at a pace of one mile every ten minutes. Over 800 hundred Royal Marines, army and Royal Navy staff will speed march from Exmouth seafront to their base at Lympstone.
They will accompany six Royal Marines who are on the 1664 Challenge, a marathon fundraising trip around Europe to raise money for the Royal Marines Charitable Trust Fund.
The six marines have skied the length of Norway, sailed by yacht to Gibraltar, then cycled through Spain and France before canoeing across the channel and on Saturday May 31st they will come through Exmouth and Lympstone village on the run phase of their epic journey. In Exmouth the 1664 Challenge runners will be led by Drummers from the Royal Marines Band, Standard Bearers from the Royal Marines Association and the Royal Marines Volunteer Cadet Corps.
From 10.45 am the runners will pass along the Seafront, then through Alexandra Terrace and Rolle Street to the Exmouth Strand at 11.00 am. The speed march will then move via Exeter Road onto the Estuary Trail next to the rail line.
Brief road closures will be in place throughout the event.
They will approach Lympstone no earlier than 11.20 am. The troops will come down Sowden lane past the Globe and Swan Inns and onto the Strand. After which they will turn onto Burgmann’s Hill before cutting down to the Estuary Trail and back to Lympstone Commando.
All money’s raised by this event will go to the Royal Marines Charitable Trust Fund. RMCTF Charity no: 1134205;
Richard White CTCRM