Sport Round Up
The penultimate CO’s cup event basketball was a battle between 6 teams in a league system with 3 teams per league. RTS, the league 1 favourites were drawn with PMS and Serco and there was some good competitive play by all 3 teams. In league 2 the battle was between SMTW, A4 and TAC with only 1 basket separating some of the scores. The play offs saw 3 pointers scored at crucial moments with SMTW edging Serco in the 5th/6th place match, PMS conquering A4 in the 3rd/4th place match and RTS nullifying the early lead taken by TAC in the final to end victorious.
The Final event of the 2011 CO’s Cup Competition was the Sports Quiz held at the Rothschild’s Club. A great turn out from sections across camp helped the event to be such a success and to raise over £200 for the Movember charity on the night. The final results saw MTS win by just 1 point to take the Sports Quiz trophy with PSF in 2nd and SMTW in 3rd. The RMC gained the more points in this event than they have all year! TAC, ACS and Serco were separated by only 8 points, with RTS in 8th place.
Well done to RTS for gaining over 100 points to take the CO’s Cup Trophy for 2011. SMTW finished in a well deserved 2nd place with PMS just beating TAC into 3rd place. Special thanks go to SERCO for bringing the most entertainment to the competition! Other awards on the night were presented to Cpl Matthew Nowicki for the RAF Halton Sports Personality of the Year and SAC Chloe Barraclough who was awarded the Female Sports Personality of the Year.
With only 2 events recently the RAF Halton Society played the monthly medal at Aylesbury Vale GC with the winner being Wg Cdr Smith, DCTS. A team of 12 represented RAF Halton v Weston Turville GC in the annual “Bone of Contention” event but unfortunately, for the first time in 14 years RAF Halton were soundly beaten by a very strong Turville side.
The RAF Carp angling Captain, Sgt Beardsall attended a team and personal sponsor’s event at Fox International, Essex to look at the new product ranges being released in 2012 and work out how the RAF anglers could assist with the development of new projects. His visit came on the back of a 5 fish catch of which 3 of the carp were over 40lbs each.
The Station squash team struggles on following the posting of the great Burnelli. Players are thin on the ground, however we have managed to recruit a Navy player who will be forced to wear a ‘Royal Air Force’ shirt! Results from the Bucks Squash League Div 2 are:
8 Nov Chesham Bois Seniors 13 RAF Halton & HW 7
15 Nov RAF Halton & HW 8 Beaconsfield Bulls 13
22 Nov Beaconsfield 2 14 RAF Halton & HW 7
29 Nov RAF Halton & HW 6 Chesham Bois Upstarts 18
Despite home (0-2) and away (4-2) defeats to RAF Northolt, The Halton team battled to a 1-1 draw with their nemesis side RAF Brize Norton. Halton then destroyed local rivals RAF High Wycombe 6-1 with both Jim Schofield and Dale Wallace bagging a hatrick each.
Cross Country and Road Running
Road Running is replaced with Cross Country throughout winter but RAF Halton are 3rd overall in the mens A-Team, only a few points behind 2nd place then aiming to push for 1st place.
The individual results are:
Halton Hills Hat-Trick
This year was the 31st time the legendary race has taken place having been founded in 1979 by WO Don Cobley, an ex-RAF Halton PTI. Don Cobley was an RAF sporting legend in his own right. A British Olympian in the Modern Pentathlon in Melbourne, 1956, and in Rome, 1960, he continued to run for the RAF well into his fifties, completing the first London Marathon in just 2 hours 50 minutes.
The course Don designed back in 1979 takes place over 7.5 miles of arduous Chilterns terrain and encompasses 7 hills, the most gruelling of which bears Dons name; Cobley’s Rise. Others such as Cardiac Hill and Legless Last give an indication of the challenge the competitors face.
The winner of the women’s race was Halton’s own Sgt Jodie Digby, a PTI from Finlay Gym. Completing the course in just 57:15 she also placed as the first Halton competitor across the line and was awarded the Cobley Cup by the race founders son; Wg Cdr Lee Cobley. As well as Halton personnel, teams come from all over the UK to compete. This year included the 8th Ramble for those who did not wish to run.
Will Jackson (51: 30) – RAF Lossiemouth
Jodie Digby (57:15) – RAF Halton
Ms Bonthrone (63:38) – RAF Halton
FS Bowstock (53:23) – RAF Honington