Ex-Sheffield soldier in bid to take part in triathlon as part of Help for Heroes team

Caroline Buckle
Caroline Buckle

A former Sheffield soldier is hoping to be selected for a Help for Heroes team taking part in a triathlon.

Former Corporal Caroline Buckle is hoping to be chosen to take part in the Enduroman Arch to Arch challenge in September - billed as the hardest triathlon in the world.

The triathlon requires relay teams to run 87 miles from Marble Arch in London to the Dover coast, to swim across the Channel and finish with an 181 mile bike from Calais to the Arc de Triomphe in Paris.

The Help for Heroes team will be made up of wounded, injured and sick servicemen and women.

Caroline joined the Army in 1997 but fell ill with depression in 2008 while on operations in Iraq and snapped her Achilles’ tendon, which left her with no use of her toes and little to no feeling from her knee cap down to her left leg.