FedsOnLegs go the extra mile - or 10 - for Ark

The fabulous FedsOnLegs have done it again!

On Sunday, October 22, three Basingstoke police officers piled on the miles as they took part in the Great South Run in support of Ark Cancer Centre Charity's £5million appeal.

It’s the second year running that Inspector Paul Pressley, Sergeant Trevor Taylor and PC Aiden Blackwell have pulled on their running shoes to support the charity – and they were among the thousands of runners to complete the 10-mile course in support of a good cause.

Starting and finishing on Clarence Esplanade in Southsea, the fast and flat course took the runners through Old Portsmouth, before entering the Historic Dockyard.

The course is steeped in history – some of it dating back to 1212 – and, as ever, there was great support from local residents and spectators, as well as some entertainment from bands and dancers to help keep the runners' spirits up and the legs moving.

Mark Jones, director of fundraising and communications at Ark Cancer Centre Charity, said: "The charity is grateful to Paul, Trevor and Aiden for putting in the time and effort to train for, and take part in, the 2017 Great South Run for the second year in a row.

"It's great that the three of them have been receiving plenty of support as they seek to reach their goal of raising £500. They are well on their way to hitting their target, and hopefully donations from post-event supporters will get them across the fundraising finishing line.

"Thanks to the fab three for going the extra mile for the charity again, and thanks to all who sponsor them. Every pound raised makes a difference."

To sponsor the FedsOnLegs team, go to http://bit.ly/2yqhdth.

Picture caption: (clockwise from left) Paul, Trevor and Aiden with their medals after finishing the Great South Run 2017.