Lions fan Daz-zles
Millwall have been enjoying a fantastic time on the pitch with a 12-game unbeaten run stretching back until the end of September.
Off the field, Lions fan Daz Hoare, Petty Officer Physical Trainer of HMS Sultan, has enjoyed a wheelie great time too for a great cause, as he explains:
Just under two weeks ago the HMS SULTAN Boxing Squad attempted a 48 hour stationary cycle ride. Their mission was to travel the distance between Land’s End and John o’ Groats in a straight line, which is 603 miles, but then push for glory by completing the road route of 814 miles which would not be for the faint hearted.
For the second year running the squad were raising money for the Royal Navy and Royal Marines Charity and also Kids Charity, hoping to reach another £1,500 target.
After 24 hours of really hard work the lads had achieved 544 miles and were well en route for the straight line, but also the much bigger target of 814 miles.
As the weekend wore on getting on the saddle each time was getting harder and the team had to not only get used to the tiredness, but also sore gluteus maximus and chaffing; the best friend was to be a big tub of Vaseline!!
Incredibly by around 8pm on the Saturday night the squad had achieved their mission of completing the 814 miles target - but the guys didn't want to relax there and wanted to push further for the 1,000 mile mark, which they did.
These lads have showed every bit of true Naval Ethos and Core Values; Commitment, Courage, Discipline, Respect, Integrity, Loyalty, Teamwork, Competitive Edge, Responsibility, Leadership and Pride.
What these lads delivered was nothing short of a miracle. Over the full 48 hours the team completed 1100.70 miles, while burning off 40,706 calories. During the event 40 kg of bananas were consumed along with 120 litres of water and 72 litres of energy drinks!
The amazing people who went above and beyond were as follows:
LAET Dan Graham
LAET James Harvey
ETME John Gilchrist
ETME Jordan Handley
ETME Dominic Lowthorpe
ETME Ryan John
ETME Sean Dumbril
POPT Daz Hoare
True Lionhearts, one and all.