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Hampshire firefighters to run the London Marathon in 'engine costume'

The four firefighters will be taking on the London Marathon dressed as a fire engine. Picture credits: Hampshire Fire and Rescue Service

A group of Hampshire firefighters are running the Virgin London Marathon dressed as a fire engine.

The 'On The Run' team will take on the 26-mile run, with the aim of raising money for The Fire Fighters Charity, Parkinsons UK and type one diabetes charity JDRF.

The team is made of crew managers Pete Larcombe and Rich Green, as well as firefighters Keith Burton and Matt Hooper.

They are attempting to raise £10,000 for the three charities when they take on the event on 26 April, 2020.

Crew Manager Larcombe said:

“I had run the marathon before and I always said if I did it again I would do it in a silly costume, not worry about my time and just enjoy the day and the crowd.

“I started to talk to friends in the service and we had seen people running in single file as a fire engine and we were like: ‘That is not a fire engine!’

“It has taken three months from concept to finished product.

"Our jaws all hit the floor after we had the fabric put on.”

(Picture credits: Hampshire Fire and Rescue Service)

Mr Larcombe added the quartet picked charities close to their hearts and would also be going on county runs to raise money.


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