With gruelling stair ascents and descents in full kit, huge haul challenges, fire hose drags and dummy rescues, it’s fair to say the annual British Firefighter Challenge pushes firefighters to their limits.

And this year was no different, as 250 firefighters gathered in Moreton-in-Marsh to compete in the event – with the weekend raising an incredible £5394.58 for The Fire Fighters Charity.

The fitness competition is open to all operational and retired firefighters around the world, with some travelling from as far as India, USA and Australia in the past. It was initially organised to promote the benefits of exercise on firefighters’ overall health, while also showcasing the huge demands of their day-to-day job for spectators.

Alongside the tough sports, families were also welcomed to not only cheer on the contestants, but also enjoy two days of entertainment, from a live DJ to fire engines, community safety activities and even a junior Firefighter Challenge for the kids to try.

Below you can browse just a few of the photos*:

The British Firefighter Challenge will return in Hull next year from 29-31 July. Registration will open on January 1 2022 at www.britishfirefighterchallenge.co.uk

*Photos credit: British Firefighter Challenge