Wheal Jane Group

Wheal Jane to sponsor the Submarine Service in 2018

Team Resurgam 2016

Team Resurgam 2016 wearing the Wheal Jane T-shirt. Left to right: Spike, Frank, Matt, Jamie and H.

Eleven years ago, HMS Tireless suffered an explosion whilst under the ice in the Arctic Ocean, resulting in two fatalities.

To mark the 10th anniversary, former crew member WO1 Damien “H” Holloway decided to take on twelve challenges through 2017 to raise money for the Paul McCann Fund for Needy Children, a charity that was set up in honour of the deceased.

The twelve challenges were:

  • Brecon Beacons Challenge
  • Torbay Half Marathon
  • Six Moor Miles
  • Glyndwrs Way Walk (135 miles)
  • Dartmoor Perambulation (50 miles)
  • French Sportive (100km)
  • Equinox Run (six laps of 10km)
  • Plymouth 10K
  • Eden Half Marathon
  • Dartmoor Vale Half Marathon
  • Florence Marathon
  • Falklands Marathon


H was well supported by friends and crew mates during these challenges, not forgetting the hundreds of training miles, raising a total of £2,127.

For 2018, WO1 Holloway and WO2 Frank Spencer have challenged each other to run over 1,000 miles. This would include at least two marathons, twelve half marathons, Dartmoor 3-In-1 and, with their teammates, in Team Resurgam for Equinox 24.

The challenge will run from 1st of January 2018 to 1st of January 2019, raising money for the Royal Navy & Royal Marines Charity (RNRMC).

The Wheal Jane Group sponsored H and his team for Equinox 24 2016. The team covered 27 10km laps in a 24-hour period, finishing 9th in the small team category. In 2017, the team again covered 27 laps, finishing 5th in the small team category.

The shirts provided by the Wheal Jane Group with the company logo have been worn as far away as the Falkland Islands. Frank can often be seen in many races or running up and down the Bissoe Trail in his Wheal Jane training shirt. H and Spike wear theirs in Devon, Jamie in Dorset, and Matt in Manchester.

The Wheal Jane Group are delighted to be sponsoring this excellent cause once again for the 2018 challenge.

Best of luck to WO1 Holloway, WO2 Spencer and their teammates.

1st December 2017


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