A SCARBOROUGH firefighter is hitting the road once again as he continues his fundraising efforts for Help for Heroes.
Justin Rowe, who lives in Scarborough and is watch manager at Malton Fire Station, is teaming up with colleagues to run 217 miles along the Transpennine Trail.
Joining him in the challenge is Andy Blades, Mark Naylor, Terrance Gregg, and retired watch manager Pete Schofield, who along with driver Graeme Casper, from Scarborough station, will be running from Southport to Hornsea.
The challenge follows a cross country run in 2009 when Mr Rowe, Mr Gregg, Mr Naylor and Mr Schofield, joined by Adrian Riley, raised around £10,000 running from London to York.
This year the team will be setting off on September 8, running the equivalent of ten marathons as they pull their custom built trailer, before arriving in Hornsea on September 14.
Mr Rowe said: “We are aiming to raise £5,000 for Help for Heroes and The Firefighter Charity.
“The team started training for the run in May and have an intensive but enjoyable training programme.”
“We would like to say a big thank you to Merseyside, Greater Manchester, Derbyshire, South Yorkshire, North Yorks and Humberside Fire and Rescue Service for supporting the team with accommodation and logistical support.”
Mr Rowe says the 2009 challenge and the Transpennine Run are both in preparation for when he and Mr Gregg plan to run 3,400 miles along the east coast of America.
The pair hope to raise £1 million for UK and US fire service and military charities when the do the challenge over coming years..
To sponsor Transpenine Run team visit www.bmycharity.com/transpen2011.