Former MAA Nigel Dowland’s Endurance Challenge for Admiral Jellicoe House

25th August 2023

Counter Intelligence Lead Nigel Dowland is donning a 50lb Bergen and yomping 30 miles in aid of the Royal Naval Benevolent Trust’s Admiral Jellicoe House.

The event will be even more challenging as he’s going to complete the entire distance along Southsea seafront, walking from the public conveniences at Eastney up to Curtain Moat pedestrian bridge between Clarence Pier and Old Portsmouth – no fewer than ten times.

The big day is on Saturday 2 September, starting at around 05:30, with the aim of finishing mid-afternoon. Nigel said: “I served in the Royal Navy for 26 years, and it’s now time for me to give something back by raising as much as I can for veterans at Admiral Jellicoe House. “Whilst I’ve taken part in many charity events over the years, this is the first time I’ve attempted anything requiring this level of endurance. I’ve been doing weight and CV
training up to four times a week at my local gym, and at weekends I’ve been walking between 12 and 24 miles with my Bergen. “Southsea seafront also has a very popular Parkrun at 09:00 on Saturdays. I’ve had some fun with the runners on my training walks recently but most of them are fine and run around me. If you’re in the area of the day, why not pop down, grab a brew and say hi. I will welcome the