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.
Duncan Fraser, 33, a Retained Firefighter for Ely, Cambridgeshire and Operations Admin for Turners Distribution is taking on his #My75Miles challenge later this month.
Duncan’s 75 Miles Page
Duncan says: “When I first read about #My75miles I thought ‘What can I do to make it a challenge and make people want to support me as much as possible?’ so I’ve decided to run the 75 miles over 5 days with a rest day on the Thursday, running 15 miles each day and completing the last 15 miles in full PPE and breathing apparatus.”
Duncan will run the same route for his first four days, and complete a different route for his fifth and final run, concluding at Ely Market Square.
“As someone who doesn’t really run a lot or enjoy running, especially long distances, I knew this was going to be challenging, but as it has turned out I’ve grown to enjoy running and missed the days when I haven’t been out.
“I’ve spent lots of time on my own running the streets and countryside, followed by time in the gym.
“I’m currently a member of the UK Fire Service Cricket Team and training for this challenge has been rewarding and very different from my usual training. The challenge itself will be tough but I believe in myself to achieve it.
“As a firefighter of over five years I know the great efforts that the Charity goes to in looking after and being there for us when we need it. It provides a great service and I wanted to try and help raise awareness and funds for the charity that may one day need to be there for me.”
Duncan will be taking on his challenge between 25 – 30 of June and has already raised more than £400.
If you’re taking part in the #My75Miles challenge, please let us know: