Summer 2009 Edition of RAF Active

Edition 41 - Summer 2009

Editorial - A few words from Si Nelson-Kirby and Leigh Posthumus, our Editor & Deputy Editor respectively.

What's On - More opportunities for readers to join in with some adventure and sport.

Marathon Des Sables - Sunburn, blisters, dehydration! Could it get any worse…Oh yes, throw in 5 marathons in 7 days.

California Dreamin Part 2 - The next chapter in Andy Reardon’s swim, cycle and run towards the Ironman 70.3 World Champs.

RAFHPA Ex Gold Standard - Those magnificent men under their flying machines…..

Top of the Squash Ladder - We find out what it takes to get to the top of the biggest squash ladder in the RAF.

RAF Swimming Squad - The RAF’s top swimmers compete against some tough NATO opposition.

The Apprentice - What makes a mountaineering apprenticeship? We get the chance to find out.

Head of the River Race - Row, row, row your boat extremely fast up the Thames against 400 other crews and don’t forget to beat the Army & Navy as well.

The Falklands Islands Challenge - Another worthy contender for the coveted title of ‘Most Demanding Physical Challenge in this Edition of RAF Active’….Bonkers!

The Big Guns and the New Bloods - Don’t kick the volleyball! Instead, smash it into your opponents open court!

In Need of Some Motivation? - Hell Yeah, who isn’t? Prepare for some straight talking advice from a former US Marines Drill Instructor.

Plymouth to Timbuctu - Ever thought of driving over 4700 miles, unsupported, in a vehicle costing less than £100?

First Podium Denied - Knee down, elbow to elbow racing, bags of bravery and full concentration applied, surely that deserves a position on the winners podium?

RAF Fitness Test Takes Off - An imaginative way of carrying out the RAF Fitness Test.

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