Mansfield gym members show superhuman strength and determination in friend's memory

Darran Stanesby, Joe Scattergood, Ian Tuck and Darren Greenfield
Darran Stanesby, Joe Scattergood, Ian Tuck and Darren Greenfield

Mansfield gym members trained hard at a charity event in their friends memory.

Darran Stanesby and Joe Scattergood organised a sled pull challenge at Xercise4less, Old Mill Lane, in memory of their friend Mark Green, who suddenly passed away in April aged just 45.

Ian Tuck taking on the Sled pull and push challenge

Ian Tuck taking on the Sled pull and push challenge

Joe said "Mark was a close friend of mine, and was a gentle giant.

"He had a poorly heart, and went into King's Mill in April but never came out.

"He just missed his birthday on May 6, and we wanted to raise money in his memory for the British Heart Foundation, and to help his family with any funeral costs.

“We raised £668 in total which was a great effort.”

Darren Greenfield, Darran Stanesby, Joe Scattergood and Ian Tuck

Darren Greenfield, Darran Stanesby, Joe Scattergood and Ian Tuck

Throughout the week, Xercise4less held a 'crucifix challenge' where members could see how long they could hold out a bucket of protein to win the competition.

Darren Staisnby also demonstrated his strength with a wheelchair weighted sled pull, and encouraged other members to try their hand at the activity.

The Gofundme page set up in Mark's memory has so far raised £1,275 of £2,150 goal.

You can find out more or donate here: www.gofundme.com

Ian Tuck taking on the Sled pull and push challenge

Ian Tuck taking on the Sled pull and push challenge