Firefighter’s New York run

The City That Never Sleeps beckons for a team of firefighters who embark on a World Record attempt tomorrow.

Mark Naylor, station manager at Whitby, and three North Yorkshire Fire and Rescue Service colleagues flew Stateside yesterday ahead of their ambitious bid to run to all 225 fire houses in the five boroughs of New York - running an average of 30 miles a day.

The team will run through Staten Island, Brooklyn, Queens, Manhattan and the Bronx, finishing opposite Ground Zero.

“I’m looking forward to the challenge and getting out and seeing New York from a different perspective,” said Mark. “That is going to be the most exciting thing for me, running around the streets and five boroughs of New York.”

They are raising cash for The Firefighters Charity and Macmillan Cancer Trust in the UK and The Stephen Siller Tunnel to Towers Foundation in the USA.

Pcitured (from left) Mark Naylor, Andy Blades, Justin Rowe and Terence Gregg.