With less than 50 days to go, Eynsham firefighters have stepped up their training for the Cirencester Tough Mudder, a gruelling 12 mile extreme obstacle course. The team have been seen regularly running and cycling around Eynsham since October but they have now added running in relay, carrying a 10-stone training dummy!
Firefighter Stuart Smith said "The whole team is really committed to this challenge. Some of the obstacles we are likely to face will be terrifying, but we will all start together and we are determined to all finish together."
They will have to conquer approximately 25 obstacles along the muddy course including being submerged in iced water, crawling through tunnels containing tear gas, scaling the 'Everest' wall and being electrocuted!
The 14 firefighters are raising money for three charities; Helen & Douglas House, Cancer Research UK and the Fire Fighters Charity. They have raised over £2,000 already but would love to raise lots more for these amazing charities.
The event is on 20 August and they will be proudly wearing very special T shirts that have been designed by the young patients of Helen & Douglas House.