On the 3rd October, a small group of cadets and staff took part in the RAF WARMA Winter Walk in Sandbach, which meant completing either a 10km, 20km or 30km walk…
Being the determined and challenge-relishing Squadron we are, we had to go for the 30km.
It was not a good start; with torrential rain battering our faces we shot off into some sludgy fields heading for the first checkpoint which was 8km away. We arrived at the Scout Hut (Checkpoint) and refuelled on snacks and cups of tea. But soon after the much needed break we set off in quick pursuit of another cadet squadron, despite the fact we were wet to the skin. After quickly overtaking the other cadets we were all starting to feel the burn, and whole team had to motivate one another and the marching songs were being sung to keep morale high – which was hard as the rain never stopped.
After successfully getting to the second and third checkpoint, a few members of the team were starting to get a couple of unwelcome blisters, and wading through 2 foot deep puddles did not help.
After seven and a half hours of being wet, we finished the RAF WARMA Winter Walk with high morale and smiles (or grimaces) on our faces. The team received their March medals and the walk will be remembered for a very long time.