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Navy gets tyred out for Children in Need

16 April 2019
Fifty Royal Navy sailors in Portsmouth have gone flipping crazy in a gruelling challenge for Children in Need.

They took it turns to flip a huge tractor tyre weighing 65kg, attempting a total of 10,000 flips in eight hours.

Leading Physical Trainer Andrea Marshall, who organised the event at Portsmouth Naval Base, said:

“It was exhausting but a great success too.

“We use tyre flips as part of circuit training so it seemed a relevant challenge and also a fun way to raise money for a good cause.

“We are looking to raise at least £500.

“I’d like to thank everyone who has donated so far, but we are still accepting donations over the next week or so.”

If the target is reached, organisers will try to have it registered as an official world record as no tyre-flip record currently exists.

We use tyre flips as part of circuit training so it seemed a relevant challenge and also a fun way to raise money for a good cause.

Leading Physical Trainer Andrea Marshall

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