FREEZING water, stinking bogs and steep hills failed to stop 18 hardy police officers completing a 10-mile charity run.
Eighteen of them put their fitness to the test when they took part in one of the country’s toughest running events – the aptly-named Hell Runner – at Longmoor army camp near Liphook.
All the fundraisers were from the Eastern Area of Hampshire Constabulary, which covers Portsmouth, Havant, Fareham and Gosport.
The event was organised in aid of the Smile 4 Wessex trust, which raises money for the Wessex Neurological Centre in Southampton.
The centre has saved lives by treating people with serious injuries and conditions of the brain.
Detective Constable Chris Dinenage, who was team leader, said: ‘I decided to raise money after my mother-in-law suffered a very sudden brain haemorrhage two years ago and went from being fit and healthy to fighting for her life in a split second. The Wessex Neurological Unit saved Lorna’s life and enabled her to make a full recovery.’
The team was sponsored by Portsmouth-based sports supplier Wiggle and raised a whopping £3,000.