Fitness is still a priority for ex WGs Terry Fade and James Harvie
As well as Will Kevans and Mark Lewis completing the Fan Dance as reported earlier, there have been two other ex WGs who have competed in marathons recently, adding to the international flavour of WG100.
Terry Fade was the first and he completed the very grueling Kilimanjaro marathon at the beginning of March in 4 hours 15 minutes. He says that altitude was a bit of a problem, having set off from the Tanzanian side of Kilimanjaro, doing 20k uphill, and 20k downhill and flat, which was equally challenging.
Terry was in the Welsh Guards from 1987-2009, leaving as Captain, and has spent the time since then in Africa, where he is now Head of Security and Risk Management for a firm in the Serengeti. Fitness is vital for his job, so marathon running is an excellent way for him to keep in shape, and he is planning to move up to Ultra Marathons this year – 50km and more.
Congratulations are also due to ex WG James Harvie, who competed in the Schneider Electric Marathon de Paris on Sunday 12th April and finished in the top quartile with a very impressive time of 3.47:09. 50,000 runners from 140 countries took to the streets of Paris on a perfect spring day in what the organisers called “42.195 km in the most beautiful city in the world”. The winner was 30 year-old Kenyan athlete Mark Korir, who achieved a time of 2.05:48.