Firefighters feel the heat of fundraising for charity

Fundraising firefighters - Sian Nortcliffe, Sally Start, Angie Thorp, Jade Styan, Fleur Doyle, Sarah McCarthy, Franca Salerno and Jenna Styan (L-R)
Fundraising firefighters - Sian Nortcliffe, Sally Start, Angie Thorp, Jade Styan, Fleur Doyle, Sarah McCarthy, Franca Salerno and Jenna Styan (L-R)
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A FORMER Olympian is among a team of South Yorkshire firefighters planning to run their second charity race of the year wearing their full kits and breathing apparatus sets.

The group ran Doncaster’s Race for Life earlier this month and are bidding to repeat the feat in Sheffield tomorrow, in aid of Cancer Research UK.

Firefighter Angie Thorp, who represented Great Britain at the 1996 Olympics in Atlanta, USA, said: “It might sound strange, but competing in the 100m hurdles at the Olympics was easier than running 5km wearing 20kg of fire kit.

“It wasn’t so much the weight that was difficult to cope with, it was more the heat, but we all got around OK.”

To back the team and donate to the cause, visit www.justgiving.com/AngieThorp