Trekking the trans-pennine trail for charity

Firefighters Justin Rowe, Andy Blades, Mark Naylor, Terence Gregg, Peter Schofield and Scooby the dog about to set off on a practice run'''w113118

Firefighters Justin Rowe, Andy Blades, Mark Naylor, Terence Gregg, Peter Schofield and Scooby the dog about to set off on a practice run'''w113118

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FIVE firemen from across North Yorkshire will run the equivalent of ten back to back marathons to raise money for two charities.

They will cover 217 miles of the Trans-Pennine Trail starting at Southport on 8 September and finishing in Hornsea staying overnight at fire stations along the way.

They have set a target of making £5000 which will be split between the FireFighter Charity which looks after injured fire-fighters and Help for Heroes.

Station manager Mark Naylor from Whitby station, Peter Schofield (who retired as a watch manager at Whitby earlier this month), watch manager Justin Rowe (Malton station), station manager Andy Blades (Malton) and Terence Gregg (York) will also take it in turns to pull a makeshift trailer weighing 100kg.

It contains waterproof clothing and high carb foods to keep them going such as pasta, rice, flapjack and peanuts.

It is not the first time local fireman have put their best foot forward to raise money.

One of their previous adventures saw them raise £17,000 by running 321 miles over eight days from London to York.