PC Scott Caswell, an officer based at the force’s Headquarters in Leek Wootton, has set himself a big challenge of walking four miles around the site for every day in July. Scott will be carrying a 50lb military Bergan on his back and wearing a full face respirator for the challenge. This will all be done whilst off-duty and the total distance he will cover will be 124 miles.
The challenge is a follow-up to one Scott did in November last year, when he walked non-stop around Leek Wootton HQ for 24 hours while carrying the weighted Bergan, completing an impressive 87 miles.
Speaking of his latest endeavour, Scott said: “This challenge will not be an easy one – I’m 48 now and the respirator will seriously restrict my breathing, which, added to the weight I’m going to be carrying, completing four miles every day for 31 days in a row is going to be really demanding in every way possible.
“I’m doing the challenge to raise funds and awareness of the Curtis Palmer Programme which is organised by the Pilgrim Bandits - a military and emergency services charity which supports front-line workers who are suffering from mental or physical health problems, often caused by trauma or injury at work.
“A big thank you to everyone who has supported me so far. If anyone sees me out and about, feel free to give me a wave and come and join me!”
More information on Scott’s efforts can be found here.
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