Police officers from one of Sheffield’s safer neighbourhood teams swapped the city streets for the countryside when they got down and dirty in a charity run.
PCSOs and a support worker joined officers from the South East Sheffield Safer Neighbourhood team for The Major event at the Merevale estate in Warwickshire.
The team of 13, who are all based at Moss Way police station, scaled obstacles, ran up hills, got covered in mud and were left soaking wet - all in the name of charity.
They were raising funds for four local charities: Amy’s House, Weston Park Cancer Charity, Neurocare at the Royal Hallamshire Hospital and Bluebell Wood Children’s Hospice.
The event was organised by British Military Fitness and the runners covered 10k.
The Major is one of several army-inspired endurance assault courses which are springing up all over the UK.
Obstacles included cargo nets, crawling under barbed wire, scaling hay bales, electric fences and running through bogs.
So far the team have raised over £250 on their Just Giving page through donations from colleagues, family and friends, but they are still seeking sponsorship and they want to raise as much as they can for their four chosen charities.
Inspector Jason Booth, who took part in the race, said: “This was a team effort in our spare time to raise funds for charities which benefit local residents.
“At the same time we had a great deal of fun despite getting very wet and muddy.
“We would like to thank everyone for their support.”
The team wore bright yellow T-shirts with ‘South East Mudders Major’ emblazoned across them which were sponsored by Crystal Peaks shopping centre and designed by printer Rhinosports.
Log on to www.justgiving.com/southeastmudders to sponsor the team.
■Some of the officers will be at the team’s new Partners and Community Together stall on Wednesday, October 23 at Crystal Peaks shopping centre.
They will be at the stall from 11am until 1.30pm.