Heroic effort from Army Reservists

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Reservists from Northumberland completed the Three Peaks Challenge – with less than 10 minutes to spare – to raise money for a charity which is close to their hearts.

Members of the Fifth Fusiliers’ Z Coy, which is based in Cramlington, took on the gruelling feat in aid of the Army Benevolent Fund.

To complete the challenge, the five men had to climb the three highest peaks in England, Wales and Scotland, within 24 hours.

The team took on Ben Nevis, in Scotland, Scafell Pike, in England, and Snowdon in Wales, and completed the challenge in 23 hours and 51 minutes, raising £792 for the charity.

One of the team members was Captain John Marcon, who is the Alnwick Recce (formation reconnaissance) Platoon Commander.