I'm taking on tough Para 10 for charity

Antonia with husband Noel and friend Neil Hildred.

Antonia with husband Noel and friend Neil Hildred.

First published in News

GUTSY Antonia Gambling is planning to be the first woman to conquer a tough endurance race designed to push paratroopers to the limit.

Antonia, 26, wants to complete the Colchester Para 10 in less than 1h 50m – while carrying a 36lbs pack and water.

The charity race is a replica of the 10-mile race soldiers have complete in less than 1h 50m to “get their wings” and become paratroopers.

The best time a woman has recorded so far is 1h 52m.

Mum-of-two Antonia, of Homefield Road, Colchester, said: “It is one of the hardest and most intense things I have come across.

“I play football and have always been into fitness, but training for this has just been unreal.”

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