Bergathon Challenge

Jane Reilly  |  Published: Nov 22nd 2017

Initial Force Protection Flight (IFPT) at RAF Halton have carried out a gruelling ‘Bergathon’, a loaded march over a 24 hour period in aid of Flt Sgt Jordan Brown, RAF Regiment, who has been diagnosed with a malignant brain tumour. The target of £350k will enable him to receive lifesaving treatment at a cancer centre in Texas, USA. Flt Sgt Brown has served in numerous operational deployments during his 18 year service.

Participants were broken into three teams and conducted a three hour rotation of the Combat Fitness Test route with each stint completing 12 miles. As the teams carried on through the night, Station personnel, most notably ACS, began to join and conduct a number of laps with the teams to show their support throughout the night. Tiredness became a factor during the small hours as did aches and pains.

Sgt Colin Arthur, from IFPT, said: “We had 2 mascots throughout in the form of two dogs, Lexy and George, who also conducted the stints with the teams. The combined total distance covered was 94 miles in a 24 hour period.

“We have currently raised the grand total of £1301.98 and collections are still on-going. I would like to express my thanks to all Station personnel for their generous support and donations.”

group photo
three participants
on the march
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