May 18 2013 Latest news:
Alex Hurrell, Reporter
Saturday, October 13, 2012
Two soldiers are tackling a demanding 62-mile race along the north Norfolk coastline today, raising money for good causes.
The pair, Staff Sergeant Tris Hough and Warrant Officer Simon Bramhald, are taking part in the Norfolk Ultra Race which will see them complete the equivalent of two-and-a-half marathons in 14 hours.
Their challenge began and will end at Kelling Heath Holiday Park, and they will be covering terrain including sandy and shingle beaches. They set off at 8am.
The soldiers, from 23 Engineer Regiment (Air Assault) based at Rock Barracks near Woodbridge, are raising money for The East Anglia’s Children’s Hospices (EACH) and the Army Benevolent Fund – The Soldiers’ Charity.
Married father of two, Tris Hough, 31, who has raised more than £400 for charity so far and has served in Afghanistan, Iraq and Bosnia, decided to take on the feat after watching London 2012.
He said: ”After watching the inspiring Paralympians this summer we decided we were up for a challenge.
“We have been training hard, running 45 mile runs in the evening, to prepare ourselves. We really want to give something back to our charities– EACH and the Army Benevolent Fund – who have supported us, soldiers, ex-soldiers and their families over the years.”
● Anyone who would like to make a donation should logon to - www.justgiving.com/tris-hough or www.justgiving.com/simon-bramhald