Military Fitness owner and members walk from Naples to Rome for Warwickshire Air Ambulance

The sponsored walk raised �1,500 for the Warwickshire Air Ambulance
The sponsored walk raised �1,500 for the Warwickshire Air Ambulance

A fitness instructor and three determined members have walked from Naples to Rome to raise money for the Warwickshire Air Ambulance.

Gavin Daniels, owner of Military Fitness Circuits, took on the 150-mile challenge with fitness fanatics Simon Evans, Mike Elms and Stephen Smith.

The group completed the fundraiser in five days and raised more than £1,500 for the Warwickshire and Northamptonshire Air Ambulance.

The determined walkers had to carry their clothes, tents, water and equipment with them at all times, which proved tough in the high temperatures.

Gavin said: “The support from members of Military Fitness Circuits and family at home kept us motivated and focused to ensure we completed the challenge.

“Drinking more than 10 litres a day was easily accomplished compared to carrying it each day!

“Scorching temperatures ensured we were constantly tested, along with the amount of blister we all received. We really feel we have accomplished something special.”

The course was not a recognised route, so the group had to plan and navigate the journey themselves.

So far this year, Military Fitness Circuits has raised more than £15,000 for good causes.

Gavin added: “We really have a special community here and part of that is our responsibility to help others. We have already planned our next major challenges, with the Three Peaks early next year and a 1,200km bike ride from Calais to Monaco in five days planned for May next year.”