L. Cpl. Jayden Munroe

Cold, wet, determined

Army cadets run, crawl, cope at ‘epic’ 5k run to fund scholarship.

More than two dozen army cadets braved cold and rain in order to complete the inaugural Cadet Army Run in support of the Dayle Rudman Memorial Scholarship, an “epic” ordeal involving endurance, know-how, and even First Aid skills.

The cadets – members of Surrey’s 2812 Seaforth Highlanders Royal Canadian Army Cadet corps, ranging in age from 12 to 18 – travelled across a 4.8-km course set in the east section of Tynehead Regional Park, underneath a late March downpour.

The course included a sprint, and a belly crawl – a challenge made possible thanks to the expertise of the Seaforth Highlanders – along with other obstacles and challenges.

“We couldn’t have picked a better day to host an army run,” says MWO Kevin Fierling, recounting the “horrible weather, military presence, and determination of the cold and soaking-wet cadets.”

Despite the hardships, the experience was unforgettable – in a good way – for everyone who turned out for the “epic” run, Fierling said. http://webpapersadmin.bcnewsgroup.com/portals/uploads/cloverdale/.DIR288/wTeam1-winners--withinfantry.jpg

The run itself “was a spectacle of teamwork and personal discipline,” as the cadets got wetter and wetter, running through Tynehead Park and crawling under mine tape, Fierling recounts.

[At left, the winning team poses for a victory photo.]

The cadets’ First Aid skills were similarly tested when they encountered parents with mock wounds.

Fierling, who was awarded a plaque recognizing his individual leadership skills on the course, says the participants pushed each other to go faster, harder and further than they thought possible.

He thanked the parents, CIC officers and infantry reservists for helping make the event possible.

The aim of the challenge was to raise money that will be used to create a scholarship commemorating a cadet volunteer.

Dayle Rudman who was a tireless champion for the cadet program – both in the areas of track and field, and the arts.

She passed away suddenly last fall.

A scholarship open to Seaforth Highlander cadets who exemplify these qualities will be created through the registration fees from the cadet army run, and from private donations.

The March 29 event raised $340.

Follow the Cloverdale Reporter on Twitter and Facebook. View our print edition online.

Just Posted

Four years for manslaughter in Surrey drive-by shooting

Mahdi Halane was rendered a quadriplegic until his death in hospital six years later at age 24.

Author at Surrey event glad to have book published ‘before reality totally overtakes fiction’

Ari Goelman, a business and criminology instructor, speaks at KPU Reads gathering Jan. 22

Cloverdale banker shares his love of swing dancing

Cloverdale’s Phillip Kunz shows dancing newcomers how to get into the swing of things

White Rock cannabis and adult entertainment bylaws to move to public hearings

Council will seek input on potential of allowing contentious businesses in city limits

SURREY EVENTS GUIDE for Jan. 17 and beyond

Plays, concerts, fundraisers and more in our weekly guide for Surrey and area

VIDEO: Orcas put on a show near Hornby Island

Louis Jobodin shares photos and video of his experience

Body discovered in burnt out car near Trail

Police report a body was found in the burnt out trunk of a 1999 Honda Civic

VIDEO: B.C. Lions sign defensive back T.J. Lee to contract for upcoming season

The four-year veteran had a team-high four interceptions and 49 tackles last season with B.C.

How an immigrant to Canada helped Donald Trump prove his mental health

Test that cleared Trump was developed by doctor associated with McGill and Sherbrooke universities

Premier touches on multiple topics ahead of Asia trade trip

Housing and childcare are expected to be the focus of the BC NDP’s first budget in February.

UPDATE: Friends mourn boy, 15, killed in Vancouver shooting

John Horgan: ‘No stone is to be left unturned until we find the perpetrator of this heinous crime’

VIDEO: Explorers uncover Canada’s deepest cave in Fernie

The cave, named Bisaro Anima, was confirmed to have broken the record on New Year’s Day

Vernon to host largest Special Olympics B.C. Winter Games in 2019

Games to be held Feb. 21-23, with more than 800 athletes expected to take part

Ex-BC Liberal staffer focused on ‘favourable’ ethnic communities in scandal: lawyer

Former communications director Brian Bonney’s sentencing hearing for breach of trust is underway

Most Read