Twenty members from the 14th Signal Regiment (EW) warrant officers and Sergeants’ Mess have completed a gruelling day of 20 physical activities to raise £636 for the Wales Air Ambulance Charity.

They set themselves the challenge, which took place on 24 March, to complete 20 reps of 18 circuit-type exercises, followed by a 20km cycle and a 20km run.

The regiment took part in the Wales Air Ambulance’s My20 challenge, which is a special fundraiser that was created to mark the Charity’s 20th anniversary. 

The Wales Air Ambulance celebrated its anniversary on 1 March and to acknowledge the milestone, the Charity created a new fundraising event called My20. My20 allowed the participants to set themselves a challenge, task or activity that related to the number '20' which was to be completed during March. 

The Regiment’s My20 challenge took part on the disused airfield at Cawdor Barracks, in Brawdy. The team worked around meetings and other commitments to make sure that all 20 members had the time to complete all 20 activities.

Most of the team started the epic challenge with the circuit exercises. Among the 18 circuit exercises they completed were press-ups, lunges, squats, tuck jumps and burpees. 

After the circuits were completed, the team all donned their cycle helmets and started the 20-kilometre bike ride.

Despite the low wind speed, the team had to struggle at times due to the fact they were cycling on an open airfield.

In preparation for the cycle ride, the route was well marked out and a map was also provided at the start of the challenge.

A delighted spokesperson for the Regiment, said: “Our challenge went really well. The last part was the 20k run around the same airfield we had just cycled, but a different route. By this point, it was nice to get off the bikes but for some, it took a while for our legs to adjust and to get into our stride. Due to people’s different fitness levels, we were spread out over the whole route, but everyone worked hard and some of us achieved personal-best times.

“By the end of the day, we were all extremely happy with our achievement and proud that we were able to raise money for such a great cause.”

Katie Macro, the Charity’s South West Wales Community Fundraiser, said: “What a way to mark our 20th anniversary! The team definitely picked an epic challenge that won’t be forgotten anytime soon. Thank you to them all and to everyone who has donated to their My20 fundraiser. Your support will help keep our helicopters flying 24/7.”

You can show your support to the Regiment by sponsoring the team via their Just Giving page - 14 SR WOs & Sgts Mess My 20 Challenge