Posted: Friday 8th June 2018
On 14 June, three firefighters from Green Watch Bishop’s Stortford will begin a 100 mile run to raise money for the Fire Fighters Charity.
Adam Ford, Dean Hunt, and Matthew Chenery have given themselves 24 hours to run the 100 miles between Bishop’s Stortford and the Fire Fighters Charity rehabilitation centre, Marine Court, in Littlehampton, West Sussex.
The team will run through the day and night on varied terrain, along towpaths, main roads, over rivers and the South Downs to reach the finishing line.
Between them, they will have completed roughly 3000 miles in training before 14 June.
We caught up with the team to find out more.
What inspired you to undertake this challenge?
Adam: The concept came from being at the Littlehampton rehabilitation centre for a week’s therapy to help recover from surgery. Whilst there, I jokingly suggested to staff that to raise money for the charity I could run from my fire station to their centre. I naively mentioned this to the members of my watch, and two signed up immediately!
How are you planning to stay focused and finish the challenge?
Dean: Our brilliant support team (Nick, Richard and Paul from the same watch) will be keeping us going with food and drinks at strategic points along the way.
What are you looking forward to at the finish line?
Matt: We will be looking forward to a proper meal and a beer at the end!
How can people support your goal of raising £2,000?
Dean: You can donate on our JustGiving page https://www.justgiving.com/fundraising/100miles2marinecourt or by texting 'TFFC77 £5' to 70070.
You can follow the team for updates on Twitter: https://twitter.com/100miles2Marine
We wish the team the best of luck!