Rileys see how tough they are

The RSM Dan Ruiter imerges from the water after diving under while crossing the final water obstacle. Twenty-three members of the Royal Hamilton Light Infantry participated in a tough soldier competition known as Exercise Resolute Riley at Valens Conservation Area Sunday. The soldiers had to wade through part of the Beverly Swamp, carry a 23-kg pack and then wade through park of the park's lake on the 4.5 km course. John Rennison The Hamilton Spectator 9/13/15

Photos by John Rennison

Twenty-three members of the Royal Hamilton Light Infantry competed in a “tough soldier” event Sunday at Valens Conservation Area known as Resolute Riley.

The members had to complete a 4.5 km course.  Wade through the Beverly Swamp.  Carry a 23-kg. rucksack and wade through part of the lake.

Above RSM Dan Ruiter emeges from the lake after diving under on the final section of the course.

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