A “monster” challenge for charity by Shropshire firefighters

Steve pictured running along a road, wet through on a rainy day, with two runners behind him

Ludlow firefighter Steve Perks practising for this week’s gruelling charity challenge at the recent Lake Vyrnwy half marathon.

Two firefighters from Ludlow fire station are taking part in a seven day MaraBikeHike challenge this week which includes running a marathon, cycling 500 miles and running across the Long Mynd.

Steve Perks and Sam Hamer are hoping to raise thousands of pounds for the Teenage Cancer Trust and the Firefighters Charity.

Their week long challenge began last Sunday (Sept 29th) with the Loch Ness marathon – a “monster” race – before cycling from Inverness to Ludlow, stopping off at fire stations on the way.

They are both due in Ludlow late this afternoon (Friday, October 4th)and after an overnight rest due to start the 50 mile Long Mynd hike which starts in Church Stretton at 1pm on Saturday. (October 5).

“The station and local businesses have all been involved in the fundraising efforts and to date the total raised is in excess of £2,500,” said Steve.
“Please help us raise even more money for these two fantastic charities by donating as much or as little as you can, via the virgin money giving page: http://uk.virginmoneygiving.com/team/marabikehike.”

4th October, 2013