A tough charity challenge taken on by an RAF recruit from Rotherham almost sent him up the wall.
Twenty-year-old Sebastian Hague from Clifton was part of a six man team racing the 86 mile length of Hadrian’s Wall in just four days.
The senior aircraftman, an ex-Oakwood High School pupil, carried a heavy backpack while running, jogging or walking up to 24 miles a day to get from Wallsend to Bo’ness.
The challenge was titled Exercise Centurion Shadow, an annual competition for members of 90 Signals Unit.
The race is aimed at boosting fitness as well as core team building skills.
Sebastian, who is based at RAF Leeming in North Yorkshire, endured heat, cold, blisters and an aching back as he and his team raised £20,000.
He said afterwards: “It’s been tough to be honest, there has been a couple of injuries in the group but everyone came together to support each other.
“It would have been so much harder to do on your own, being part of a team is definitely what kept me going.”
The cash raised will be divided between Butterwick House Children’s Hospice at Bishop Auckland and The Royal Air Force Association.