Rileys see how tough they are
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.
Cpl Owen Audisho, left, and Cpl. Alon Genkin run along a trail through the bush.
M/Cpl. Jonas Raudys, left, and Cpl. Davis Onaczyszyn cross the bridge over the Valens Lake.
Two soldiers race across the bridge over Valens Lake with their heavy rucksacks.
Anthony Spadafora, left, and Scott Stirling, drop their rucks before racing to the final water crossing.
Cpl. Lou Progosh stands on the beach watching for competitors at the exit from the lake.
Two competitors enter the water
Soldiers wade across the lake.
RSM Dan Ruiter and commanding officer Lt. Col. Gary McQueen cross the final water obstacle.