Mums take on tyre challenge

The nine women from Fit Mummies Club bootcamp with coach Mairi Clair, centre. Pictures: Kate Shemilt ks16000217-3
The nine women from Fit Mummies Club bootcamp with coach Mairi Clair, centre. Pictures: Kate Shemilt ks16000217-3

Mums muscled up and got flipping for charity – pushing a 45kg tyre three miles uphill from Chichester to Lavant.

Nine women from Fit Mummies Club bootcamp set off from Tesco Extra in Fishbourne Road on Saturday morning and completed the journey in relay, spurring each other on all the way.

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Showing their muscles ahead of the challenge ks16000217-4

They were raising awareness and funding for the mental health charity Mind.

Club coach Mairi Clair, who runs the bootcamp with her partner, Luke Cecil, said: “It went really well. We did the challenge in under three hours and we have raised £1,303 for Mind so far, with more in tins to be counted.

“It was World Mental Health day on Monday so was good timing all in all. One in four people in the UK will experience a mental health issue in any given year. All of us have been affected and we were really pleased to have raised this money towards helping others. We really want to raise awareness that mental health is important, too.

“We had so much support on the day. We are very appreciative of our supporters on the day, everyone who made donations and local business, Luxury Lawns, who sponsored our vests.

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Organiser Mairi Clair is first off the block ks16000217-2

“We really enjoyed the challenge and had so much support from passers by. It wasn’t too taxing but we certainly felt it for a few days afterwards.”

Taking part were Mairi Clair, Lucy Holly, Sarah West, Amy Froggat, Jessica Sharing, Nicki Graham, Judith Oldfield, Kirstie Brown and Rachael Tout. The route took them from Tesco to Centurion Way,by Bishop Luffa, and on to Lavant.

Find Fit Mummies Club on Facebook or visit www.justgiving.com/teams/FitMummiesClubTyreChallenge2016 to make a donation.

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