1. Personnel from Physical Training Instructor Course (PTIC) 100, accompanied by School of Physical Training (SofPT) Staff Instructors will be conducting a Charitable Event at RAF COSFORD.
2. Historically PTI Courses have organised and conducted Charity Events. PTIC 100 will be conducting such event to commemorate the hundredth PT course and to support a worthwhile RAF charity.
3. This year marks the 80th Anniversary of the Battle of Britain. To pay our respects as a PT course we will be raising money for the ‘Battle of Britain Memorial Trust’ by completing a Physical Challenge.
4. The Battle of Britain Memorial Trust is the charity charged with caring for the National Memorial to the Few at Capel-le-Ferne in Kent. The Trust works to preserve the memory of those who Churchill named as the “Few” and who protected this country from invasion in the summer and early autumn of 1940. Due to the COVID-19 (Cv-19) lockdown closures the trust has lost £80,000 in revenue and is relying solely on donations.
5. The challenge is to complete 80 Miles as a course around the RAF COSFORD Running Track whilst carrying 38kg (Reported weight of a Spitfire Propeller) in a Bergen (per PTI student).
6. Each Member of the Course will walk 5.7 Miles/9200m/23 Laps of the Track (9200*14 = 128,800m = 80.03 Miles). It will be completed in a relay format with course members walking in pairs. The first pair will set off with the subsequent pair taking over when their 23 laps have been completed. This process will continue until all members of the course have completed their laps, this will mark the end of the challenge.
7. It is anticipated that each pair will take approximately 2 hours to complete 23 laps (5 minutes per lap*23 = 115 minutes/ 1hr 55), inevitably some pairs may be quicker or slower than the allocated 2 hours.
8. The ‘Spitfire 80’ challenge is to complete 80 miles as a cohort within 14 hours.
Anything you can contribute towards helping us achieve our target will be massively appreciated.
Thank you, PTIC 100.