A DETERMINED team of Stafford soldiers will wear full military kit to run the Great Birmingham Run for the second year running.
The 10-strong team from the 22 Signals Regiment at MoD Stafford, is aiming to raise cash for Help for Heroes.
They will wear their full kit, including carrying 20kg backpacks, during the 13- mile half marathon on October 20.
Warrant officer first class Bill Sykes, who is leading the team, said the 10 members were from all ranks and aged 18-48.
He said: “We did Birmingham last year and really enjoyed it.
“The crowds were brilliant, it’s definitely our favourite half marathon and one of the best organised runs we do.
“It’s tough going. People think you’re mad running in boots and combats and carrying 20kg on your back - the weight of a suitcase you’d take on holiday.”
Despite being weighed down by their kit, the soldiers clocked an impressive two hours 14 minutes in last year’s event.
Other members of the team will run carrying buckets to collect money along the route. The team is hoping to raise £5,000 for their nominated charity.
You can sponsor the team here.