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The ultimate endurance race as 1,000 run like a Para in Colchester

And so begins one of the toughest races you can ever run Photo: - ITV Anglia

More than a thousand people have replicated the Paras toughest fitness test - a 10 mile run in Colchester - many carrying a 35lb rucksack.

Not to mention having to wade through thick mud and machine gun fire and all with a target to finish within 1 hour and 50 minutes.

It's what recruits have to do if they want to join The Parachute Regiment and Airborne Forces.

Watch Russell Hookey's report here