To mark our 75th anniversary, we’re asking you to take on your own 75 miles challenge to help support members of the fire services community in need. The distance is set, but how you get there is completely up to you.

Colin, 61, a self-employed mobile mechanic from Winchester has completed his 75 miles over three days, beginning at Winchester Fire Station and finishing in Brighton.

Colin’s 75 miles page
Colin has no affiliation to the fire and rescue service and became aware of the #My75Miles challenge after responding to a call asking for people to be involved in the Charity’s promotional video.

Colin began at Winchester Fire Station

He said: “It was only when I saw the end result of photos and the video, that I wanted to be part of the #My75Miles challenge. I decided to do my entire challenge in one event and organise the route I would take.”

Colin decided on a route along the South Downs Way and visited the following stations on his journey:

Day 1 – 30.5 miles
Winchester – Alresford – Petersfield

Colin unfortunately took a tumble on day two

Day 2 – 25.4 miles
Petersfield – Littlehampton, where Colin was welcomed by the team at our Marine Court centre and rested for the night.

Day 3 – 20 miles
Littlehampton – Worthing – Hove – Preston Circus

“I found it enjoyable, although not every step of the way, due to heat, falling and lack of water, but overall I’m very glad that I could support such a great charity.”

At Worthing Fire Station

Colin is good friends with the Charity’s Sales Manager Kevin Biles and said of his support: “Kev’s input with text messages and sharing my posts throughout made me more determined to finish.”

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