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.

Each week we are also showcasing one of our 75Milers and this week it’s Craig Horton, 37, a firefighter based at Leytonstone. Craig is hoping to complete his unique and exhausting twist on the challenge by the end of May, here’s why:

Craig’s 75 Miles page

“I decided to help raise funds for The Fire Fighters Charity by taking part in the #My75miles challenge because as a serving firefighter I feel it’s only right that I help raise funds for my fellow colleagues and their families.

“The way in which I am completing my 75 miles is by what I call ‘Tower Runs.’ One tower run comprises of running up the internal stairs case in the drill tower which is six flights of stairs and back down again, followed by either 10 press ups or 25 sit ups. I then run a circuit of the drill yard. I repeat this whole process 20 times in one session. It usually takes about 40 minutes to complete and covers three miles. I do this every day shift as part of my keeping fit program once all work has been carried out. I need to complete 26 sessions in order to complete my 75 miles by the end of May.”

Craig after completing run number 11

“My colleagues think it’s a good challenge and agreed that trying to complete it in the time frame that I have set out makes my 75 miles harder to achieve.”

Craig has completed 17 tower runs to date which means he has nine remaining.

Are you taking part in the #My75Miles Challenge? We’d love to hear from you!

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