Tough charity challenge for firefighting twosome

Doug Marshall and Tony Giles SUS-140519-145701001
Doug Marshall and Tony Giles SUS-140519-145701001

Two plucky firefighters are taking on one of the UK’s toughest endurance events in aid of Cancer Research UK.

On May 24 Pevensey and Hastings firefighters, watch manager Doug Marshall and crew manager Tony Giles, will run 100km - 62 miles - from Richmond Park in London to Brighton Racecourse. Their training runs have covered much of the countryside.

The pair want to give something back to the charity which they’ve seen change lives and give a positive outcome to people diagnosed with cancer.

Doug said, “Over the last few years my mum had been diagnosed and treated for cancer. This involved chemo, radiotherapy, medication and surgery.

“She no longer has cancer.

“As you can imagine this description doesn’t do justice to what she’s experienced and endured. We have seen some amazing things, not least the determination she has shown throughout her fight, but also treatment, knowledge and medical equipment available to take on the disease. The ability to attack cancer has been developed over the years through the funding offered to Cancer Research and the work they do developing successful ways in managing and beating the disease. I have no doubt that without desire and determination alongside the medical care I would not be taking on this challenge with her support. I would be taking it on in her memory.” Visit: