Run is a drag for soldiers

PUBLISHED: 08:00 15 March 2009 | UPDATED: 14:56 04 May 2010

On the run to highlight the daners of smoking

On the run to highlight the daners of smoking

WE VE all experienced the feeling of going round and round in circles. But for two soldiers from Bassingbourn Barracks that was literally the case last week. Sgt Mark Radcliffe and Cpt Will Young ran 40 miles round a roundabout at the barracks dressed a

WE'VE all experienced the feeling of going round and round in circles.

But for two soldiers from Bassingbourn Barracks that was literally the case last week.

Sgt Mark Radcliffe and Cpt Will Young ran 40 miles round a roundabout at the barracks dressed as giant cigarettes.

They undertook the challenge to highlight national no smoking day and raise cash for Marie Curie cancer care.

Sgt Radcliffe said: "It was tough going, and obviously wearing the costume made it even harder, especially as it was a warm day.

"But we had brilliant support to keep us going. All the staff and recruits at the barracks came out to cheer us on and bring us cups of tea."

Sponsorship money is still coming in, but Sgt Radcliffe expects that the run will have raised between £300 - £500.

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