Officers take on Ultra challenge for charity
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100km and 2,450 metres up and down the Peak District – that is the challenge a group of Leicestershire Police officers have taken on to raise money for charity.
A team of 12 officers are taking part in the Peak District Challenge this weekend, 3 and 4 July, and are hoping to raise £10,000 for a range of charities.
Setting out from Bakewell Showground, participants will run or walk the gruelling route that takes in some of the most picturesque countryside in the country.
The team will take on the full challenge in a single day with no sleeping or stopping other than to restock supplies and grab a quick meal at the checkpoint.
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Those taking on the challenge this year for The Line Blue Line team are:
- Detective Constable Hayley Small
- Detective Sergeant James Clayton
- PC Paige Allden
- PC Hugh Turton
- PC Matt Haywood
- Detective Sergeant Craig Boswell
- Detective Constable Andy Houghton
- PC Mitch Smith
- Chief Inspector Ben Gillard
- Detective Sergeant Lizzie Holtham
- PC Charlotte Wilson
- PC Toby Potts
Many of the team are taking part in their first Ultra challenge but DS James Clayton is tackling his fifth.
Inspector Richard Lane and Sergeant James Wakefield will also be part of the support crew.
Leicestershire officers are no strangers to Ultra challenges, with teams having previously taken part in The London to Brighton Challenge, The South Coast Challenge, The Grand Union Challenge and The Cotswold Way Challenge.
The record for fastest finisher from the force is held by Detective Inspector Kenny Henry who finished The Cotswold Way Ultra Challenge of 2018 in 19 hours and 57 minutes.