Don't miss a story sign up to the North Devon Gazette's FREE daily newsletter CLICK HERE

Calling all fitness fanatics!

12:07 31 August 2012

Galina Barskaya

The ultimate challenge to test strength and endurance while raising money for Help For Heroes.

FITNESS fanatics will have the chance to test their endurance while raising money for charity during the Military Fitness Challenge.

The challenge, held on September 18, will consist of six one-hour sessions in South Molton, Barnstaple and Tiverton raising money for Help For Heroes (H4H).

Anyone can take part in one or two sessions, or test their endurance by completing all six run by Wayne Sibthorpe of DS Fitness.

Wayne served in the army on operational tours of Kosovo and Iraq, and has more than 30 years’ experience in fitness training.

He said: “The reason I chose H4H for my chosen charity is I have seen the fantastic work that they do with regards to supporting wounded and injured soldiers.

“The fantastic facilities built with charity money raised to help rehabilitate and train our injured troops are second to none.

“As a serving soldier I have seen friends and colleagues injured or wounded on operations and understand how important the physical and psychological process is to their recovery and to giving them some form of normality in their everyday lives.

“Without H4H our servicemen would not get the fantastic support they so fully deserve.

“The least we can do if we send our servicemen out to war is to support them when they come home.

“The military fitness challenge is a tribute to those that put their life on the line to protect the security of our country allowing all of us to live our lives in a free and just society.”

The sessions, which are all taken by ex or serving military qualified physical training instructors, cost £10 each and are open to anyone over the age of 18.

All proceeds are donated to the charity and entrants could be in with the chance of winning spot prizes from sponsors.

For more information and times in each location or to book tickets, visit www.militaryfitnesschallenge2012.eventbrite.co.uk

0 comments

Other News Stories

Yesterday, 09:19
Appledore's last night at the proms. Pictures: Graham Hobbs

Hundreds of people packed onto Appledore Quay yesterday (Sunday) for an evening of musical entertainment.

Read more
Yesterday, 08:55
The fire at South Molton yesterday (Sunday).

Fire fighters were called out to the incident at Holdridge Cross yesterday (Sunday) afternoon.

Read more
Yesterday, 08:38
The Businesses of Bideford are already planning a spooky Halloween.

The Businesses of Bideford are planning a bumper celebration for Wicked Week this October half term.

Read more
Sunday, August 28, 2016
Diesel's family and friends with their tribute to him at Ilfracombe Carnival 2016. Picture: Tony Gussin

Costumed mayhem as Ilfracombe celebrates carnival night

Read more
Saturday, August 27, 2016
Boxer cross Harley has plenty of life.

With Dogs Trust Ilfracombe

Read more
Friday, August 26, 2016
Syria fundraiser organisers Jake Slee and Jumoké Fernandez at Bideford's Cafe Onboard venue.

Don’t miss ‘Syria’ at cafe Onboard this Saturday (August 27)

Read more
Friday, August 26, 2016

South West Ambulance Service NHS Foundation Trust is expecting more than 10,000 calls over the bank holiday weekend.

Read more
Friday, August 26, 2016
Roosting greater horseshoe bats. Picture: John J Kaczanow

Devon Wildlife Trust has teamed up with North Devon AONB for the project.

Read more
Thursday, August 25, 2016
RNLI lifeguards have been busy again in 2011 on North Devon beaches. PIC: RNLI.

RNLI lifeguards had a busy week as they rescued people from rip currents and dealt with several serious medical episodes on Croyde and Woolacombe.

Read more
Thursday, August 25, 2016
Flora Kyte, Ben Price, Ottelie Kuehne, Hannah Munro-O'Brien, Bethany Lee, Emily Yelland and Helena Reed celebrate top results at South Molton Community College. Picture: Matt Smart

Teenagers across the region opened their results today (Thursday), with more exceptional achievements for schools in the area.

Read more

Local Weather

Partly Cloudy

Partly Cloudy

max temp: 19°C

min temp: 12°C

Most Read News

Useful Links

Advertise in the paper
Submit a Story
Subscribe to the paper
Competitions
North Devon Football League
Order Photos
Family notices
iwitness24
Facebook
Twitter
Google Plus Page
Reader Travel

Family Notices 24

Read Online

Image
Read the North Devon Gazette e-edition E-edition

Newsletter Sign Up

HOT JOBS

Show Job Lists

Local business directory

North Devon's trusted business finder

Find planning applications