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.”
Our fantastic firefighters from @StMarys54 will be practicing for @LondonMarathon from 10.45am tmrw 🚒— Hampshire Fire and Rescue Service (@Hants_fire) February 11, 2020
Wave if you see us on the avenue, the common, Chilworth or Eastleigh 👋
They are raising cash for @firefighters999 @ParkinsonsUK and @JDRFUK 👨🚒👨🚒👨🚒👨🚒 https://t.co/STEjPzGI0C pic.twitter.com/VGoDMDv23L
(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.