FIREEditor Andrew Lynch is participating in a round-the-clock 100 kilometre run and trek across the Yorkshire Dales to raise money for Oxfam. The four-man team will be setting off early on June 4, and hope to complete the challenge within 30 hours.  

Andrew said there were a number of reasons to get involved. "I was looking for an event that would help raise funds for something I am passionate about. When I heard some of the money raised would be going towards helping child victims of the Haiti earthquake, I jumped at the chance. We've given extensive coverage in FIRE magazine to the UK rescue response to the earthquake and heard first-hand accounts of the suffering, so it's great to be able to contribute."

Another major motivation is the landscape. "I was brought up near to the Dales and used to love rambling across the countryside - it's a fantastic part of the world."

Although hindered by a slight injury in the run-up to the event, Andrew is confident of running a good time. "My only strategy is to walk up hill and run down hill. If we can remember to get that the right way round, I'm sure we'll be fine."

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