Ibrar Ali’s team leading Walking With The Wounded charity trek

York Press: The Walking For The Wounded team The Walking For The Wounded team

SELBY man Ibrar Ali’s team is in the lead, two days into the Walking With The Wounded charity trek to the South Pole.

Captain Ali, from Eggborough, posted an update online ahead of the third day of the challenge, saying he and his teammates in Team Glenfiddich – including Prince Harry – were at least two kilometres ahead.

He is one of four injured British soldiers who is taking on groups from the Commonwealth and the United States in the 200- mile charity trek.

They set out on the gruelling challenge on Sunday, covering 36kms across punishing terrain in the two days.

Captain Ali said: “It’s been a hard couple of days, since the race started on Sunday. We’re obviously very tired, and haven’t encountered this kind of physical exhaustion anywhere else before.

“The training has been good over the past year, but it is not quite the same as pulling pulks (sleds) weighing 80 to 90 kg over some quite tough terrains and quite extreme conditions.”

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