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All-action Oswestry firefighter will run town 10k in full firefighting gear for a good cause

A firefighter will be stepping out to run a 10k race dressed in the full gear he wears to tackle blazes and other incident.

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Connor Beardmore

Connor Beardmore is a crew member at Oswestry Fire Station and on October 15 he will be taking on the town's annual 10k run to raise money for the Fire Fighters Charity.

"I will be fully suited up in firefighting gear, from my helmet, full down to the breathing apparatus harness and cylinders, all weighing 18 kilos," he said.

"The firefighting kit we use is truly state-of-the-art, and it's incredibly effective when it comes to battling fires. It's designed to protect us from extreme heat, flames, and hazardous conditions, which is absolutely fantastic for our safety on the job. However, this advanced gear also adds a significant challenge when running a 10k race."