11 Firefighters from Henley Fire Station took on a 24 hour treadmill challenge in Market Place last Friday lunchtime to raise money for Firefighters Charity and Bowel Cancer UK.
Each firefighter ran an hour’s shift with a full firefighters kit on including breathing apparatus and with the treadmill set at 3% gradient. After finishing on Saturday at 1pm the crew had completed 102 miles between them and had raised £2808.47.
Firefighter Jack Staines started the challenge and thought he would be on his own for the first couple of hours as his crew mates were called away to put out a fire at Hurley campsite. Jack said, “It looks like I might be here on my own for a while until the others get back.” Luckily for Jack, Michael Saunders turned up earlier than expected to take over.
Firefighter Nick Windsor posted on Facebook after 10 hours, “So the crew from Henley Fire Station are through 10 hours of their 24 hour challenge in the town centre! 64km completed in full fire kit with breathing apparatus on their back! It’s getting very cold out there already and temperatures with due to drop. It’s going to be a long cold night for the crew.”
Last night (Wednesday) the crew were treated to a few pints by Brakspear at the Row Barge pub in West Street to celebrate their achievement after their drill night.