Chorley soldier trains for charity challenge
8:00am Sunday 17th March 2013 in News
A soldier is in training to undertake a mammoth challenge, running 26-mile course over the hills and moors around Chorley in full army gear.
Lance Corporal Rob Fisher, 41, from Chorley, who is a PT instructor with 3rd Battalion The Parachute Regiment, will carry 35lb of kit during the challenge.
The marathon route will be undulating covering all the highest peaks east of the Chorley area – Healey Nab, Rivington Pike, Winter Hill, Great Hill and Darwen Tower.
He will be starting his challenge from Chorley Town Hall at 8am on the Saturday, March 23.
The route will mostly be along roads and tracks but also there will be areas of deep mud as well as wet moorlands. L/Cpl Fisher, who recently served in Afghanistan, is supporting Our Local Heroes Foundation, based in Bamber Bridge, which raises money for ex-service personnel in the North West.
He said: “I’ve done similar challenges before, it becomes mind over matter.
“For me, it’s worth the pain, it’s worth the fatigue.
“I try to do a marathon every year for charity.
“I try to put my fitness to good use.”
The charity is looking for supporters for the day and runners to join L/Cpl Rob Fisher in his challenge and to help raise money for a worthy cause.
For further information, to participate with L/Cpl Rob Fisher, or just to receive a sponsor form to help the charity, contact Natasha Kinsey on 0845 680 2715 or firstname.lastname@example.org.