AS temperatures dip below zero, brave staff from a Seahouses inn are preparing to run for charity clad only in socks, trainers and lime-green mankinis.
Confessing to hating running and the cold, Ryan Thompson, 24, and Jason Liddell, 19, of The Bamburgh Castle Inn, will pound six miles of wind-blasted beach during the fund-raising run.
Wearing the revealing swimwear made famous by Sacha Baron Cohen’s character, Borat, the pair will run from the inn to Bamburgh and back again to raise money for Parkinson’s.
The lads, who describe themselves as ‘pretty mad’ decided to complete the run in mankinis to drum up extra sponsorship for the charity, after a friend was diagnosed with the illness.
Ryan, an assistant manager at The Bamburgh Castle Inn, said of running in the revealing swimsuit: “We’re a little worried about chafing but we’ll be armed with plenty of Vaseline.
“We’re also going to be using body tape to make sure we don’t show anything we shouldn’t.
“We’re more concerned about the cold as the temperatures have been in minus figures this week – we’ll just have to run even faster.”
Jason, of Seahouses, said: “I’m a bit nervous about it because it’s such a crazy thing to do. We decided to do something wacky to raise money for Parkinson’s because a friend of ours has been diagnosed with the disease. It’s a charity which is very close to our hearts.”
They will start their run at 10am on Monday, December 19.
To support Jason and Ryan in their quest to raise £1,000 for Parkinson’s visit www.justgiving.com/Sami-Liddell or make a donation at The Bamburgh Castle Inn.