Military style workout ahead of sponsored walk

Ozonefit instructors Chris Walker, Andy Smith, Rob Partington, Matt Shaw and Pete Cowley, who are all Ex Royal Marines, Navy and Army personnel.
Ozonefit instructors Chris Walker, Andy Smith, Rob Partington, Matt Shaw and Pete Cowley, who are all Ex Royal Marines, Navy and Army personnel.
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PHYSICAL Training Instructor Rob Partington may have learnt his trade whilst serving with the tough Royal Marines Commandos, but he’ll be taking on a new challenge when he leads the warm-up session ahead of the St Catherine’s Hospice Moonlight and Memories Walk.

Rob and his ex-military-men colleagues who work for him at Ozonefit will be getting the groups’ heart rates going with a warm-up ahead of the event on June 7.

And while Rob is used to putting people through their paces on the exercise field, he promises the little pulse raiser will be fun, motivating and enough to get walkers going - without tiring them out ahead of either the 8.4 or 13.1 mile event.

Places are still available in the popular annual fundraiser, where people are invited to stride out in memory of someone special, whilst showing their support for the Lostock Hall hospice. This year the event is also part of the Preston Guild City Games, and St Catherine’s is keen for groups of colleagues and friends to join up and get involved.

Rob, who is based in Longton, said: “Our warm-up will boost that camaraderie whilst getting everyone’s bodies ready for the walk ahead.

“It will be full of energy and lots of fun with a few military moves thrown in to gee up the crowd - from drill turns to ‘fast feet’ running on the spot. It will all be about stimulating them both physically and mentally for what they’re about to do. St Catherine’s is a very deserving, local cause and we’re really pleased we can help out and get this great event off to a brilliant start.”

Registration for the Moonlight and Memories Walk is available online at www.stcatherines.co.uk or by calling 01772 629171.