Ex-solder from Newmarket Peter Huggan to take on 24-hour ‘yomp’

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Peter Huggan ANL-161005-103330001

A former soldier from Newmarket is taking on a gruelling long-distance challenge next month to raise money for an army charity.

Peter Huggan, of Exning Road, will be heading for Scotland for the annual Cateran Yomp, a 54-mile march over wild and rugged terrain in central Perthshire in just 24 hours over the weekend of June 11-12.

“I’ve done a number of load-bearing endurance events over the past eight months but it’s the epic size of this challenge which will require me to push myself physically and mentally,” said Peter.

The event is in aid of ABF The Soldiers’ Charity which supports serving and ex- soldiers and their families and around 6,000 individuals. Peter left the Royal Anglian Regiment in 1984 after duty in Northern Ireland, Belize and Germany, but it remains a cause close to his heart. “I’m supporting it because of the sacrifice and loss of members of the Royal Anglians, particularly the 1st Battalion (Suffolk, Norfolk and Cambridgeshire).

“It was formed at the end of the Second World War so it has helped some of the oldest veterans as well as current soldiers and their families,” he said. To sponsor Peter, who works in Newmarket as part of the Godolphin stud security team, visit his justgiving page or text 70070 TABB54.