Newspaper article Evening Chronicle (Newcastle, England)

Navy Trainee's Challenge before Fatherhood

Newspaper article Evening Chronicle (Newcastle, England)

Navy Trainee's Challenge before Fatherhood

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A COUNTY Durham-born Navy recruit is hoping to set a record for running the length of the Cornwall and Devon Coast.

Leading hand Liam Armstrong, who is based at Royal Naval Air Station Culdrose, in Cornwall, will attempt to smash the world record for the Devon to Lands End route which stands at 40 hours and 56 minutes.

Liam is aiming to shave an impressive five hours from the time when he tackles the 144-mile route from Harland Point, in Devon, to Land's End on January 27.

The North Coast Challenge, as it is formally known, will be Liam's greatest endurance feat to date, testing his will to succeed as well as his stamina. He said: "I am competitive, which ultimately is the driving force behind why I am doing this.

"However, despite that competitive edge, I would be happy just to complete the challenge to raise funds for the charities."

Liam, who is currently an Aircrewman trainee on the new Merlin Mk2 helicopter with Culdrose's 824 Naval Air Squadron, PS10 per mile, for his two chosen charities. …

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