Fourteen Fleetwood folk tested their endurance to the very limit by completing a punishing charity challenge.
The group, members of the CB Fitness and Bootcamp group based at St Nicholas’ Church Hall, took on the Pennington Puddledash in Cumbria, a six mile fell run which at one point included a gruelling 225m-high hill climb.
Their efforts, which included raising £1,050 sponsor money, were in aid of former Fleetwood woman Clare Coulston, now living in Pennington near Ulverston, who was diagnosed with oesophageal cancer in October 2009.
Clare, a 27-year-old police sergeant, has only a 30 per cent chance of surviving this aggressive cancer, although she is currently in remission.
Tragically, Clare’s husband Paul has Motor Neurone Disease which he has been told is terminal.
Making their plight even more heartbreaking is that they have two young children, Evelyn, five and Finlay, seven.
Clare’s devoted sister, Elaine Hudson, 39, has spent the last two years raising money for the couple to help them get their home specially adapted.
And one of Elaine’s close friends is Tracy Beeston, a member of the CB fitness group who persuaded other members to take part in the Puddledash.
Civil servant Tracy, 42 of Devon Avenue, said: “It is such a sad story and I decided I wanted to help and everyone at the group went for it.
“Our instructor Craig Broomhead, really took us through out paces and we spent ever Sunday morning running up the Mount.
“The Puddledash was the toughest thing I have ever done but it has spurred us all on to do other challenges.”
Taking part were Tracy’s sister Nicola Beeston, Craig Broomhead, Hayley Mars, Rebekah Slater, Jayne Pook, Julie Robinson, Janice Wilson, Damion Peoples, Kieron Peoples, Stuart Pickering, Deborah Hornby, Rachael Buschini and Joanne Howard. For more on the campaign visit www. coulstonfundraing.co.uk.