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UK Gear’s training shoes were originally designed in association with the Royal Army Physical Training Corps (RAPTC). These elite fitness professionals were closely involved in the development and tested our products in some of the most inhospitable conditions on Earth. Only when approved by the Military do we consider our products... Built to survive.

Macclesfield Express - Put your best foot forward and get fit now!

>>17 May 2005

With the summer in full swing there's no better time to get out, enjoy the weather and get fit. And to help you on your way we've teamed up with UK Gear the British sportswear company, to give four of our readers the chance to win a pair of their high-performance running shoes.

The PT-03 is the first commercial product ever to be produced in association with the British Army and bear the famous crossed swords logo.

During the development of the shoe, Army fitness instructors from the elite Army Physical Training Corps (APTC) advised on the shoe's design and tested it over a six-month period.

David Hinde, managing director of UK Gear, said: "The PT-03 is a high performance running shoe. It has been created with the help of some of the fittest people on the planet - the Army's own fitness instructors - which means it will stand up to the demands of any runner. Whether they're an elite athlete or occasional jogger, when people buy the PT-03 they'll know they'rs buying the best."

To enter our competition all you have to do is answer the question below and send it on a postcard or the back of a sealed A6 envelope along with your name, address, daytime telephone number and shoe size to ShoeComp, Express, 37 Chestergate, Macclesfield, Cheshire, SK11 6AL to reach us no later than July 27, 2005. The editor's decision is final.

Q: The PT-03 running shoes were developed with the help of the APTC. What does APTC stand for?

If you're not lucky enough to win the shoes, you can buy a pair from The Athlete's Foot at 7 Mill Street Mall, Grosvenor Centre, Macclesfield.