Eleven men are in training to run 100 miles for charity.
The group from Hemel Hempstead, including many serving and former members of the armed forces, is set to run the distance over four days this November.
Royal Marine James Allsopp, of Glenview Road, Hemel Hempstead, and the rest of the Hemel 100 Milers will run from the National Memorial Arboretum in Staffordshire to the cenotaph outside St John’s Church in Boxmoor in a bid to raise £20,000 for the Royal British Legion.
Training regularly, the team is now regularly running distances of 12 miles or more in preparation for the gruelling ordeal.
James said: “We’re up to about 12 miles a day now.
“Everyone’s looking forward to doing it, but I think some people are just coming to terms with how far we’re actually going to be running.”
The team are running to raise funds for the legion, especially the local centres, which they say has done a huge amount for the many members and former members and their families of the armed forces living in the town.
Hemel Hempstead MP Mike Penning has also thrown his support behind the team.
On arriving in Hemel Hempstead the group will pass through the town centre, where a Poppy Appeal drive with be under way, on their way to the church in Boxmoor.
To find out more follow @hemel100milers on Twitter or donate to the team of runners online at uk.virginmoneygiving.com/team/hemel100milers