Fire crew prepares for mega challenge

A team of firefighters from the Louth Fire Station are preparing to take on a triathlon challenge of a lifetime next month, which will see them putting their stamina to the test '¨from sunrise to sunset.


The team of firefighters and supporters will be cycling 56 miles from Louth Fire Station to Brayford Pool in Lincoln.

Then, they will swap their pedals for paddles and kayak 16 miles down the River Witham through to Kirkstead Bridge in Woodhall Spa.

Finally, the team will put on their trainers and run all the 26 miles all the way back to the Louth - the equivalent of a Marathon - before the Sun sets.

The team’s efforts, on Monday July 18, will all be in aid of The Firefighters Charity, which provides support to serving and retired firefighters and their families.

If you would like to sponsor the team ahead of their challenge and help them to smash their £2,000 target, visit