Colleagues are pulling together for challenge

Two teams of workmates will be doing a marathon 26.2 mile car pull for charity. The cars are kindly supplied by Rockingham Motors. Pictured pulling the very sporty Abarth Fiat 500 is Yvonne Price with colleagues (L-R) Gemma Lynch, Paul Simpson, Gary McQuade & Tom Gray.
Two teams of workmates will be doing a marathon 26.2 mile car pull for charity. The cars are kindly supplied by Rockingham Motors. Pictured pulling the very sporty Abarth Fiat 500 is Yvonne Price with colleagues (L-R) Gemma Lynch, Paul Simpson, Gary McQuade & Tom Gray.
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A TEAM of adrenaline junkies are set to take on the epic challenge of pulling two cars for a marathon distance.

The group of 16 staff from Corby Council’s culture and leisure section are set to pull two Fiat 500s for 26.2 miles to raise money for Sport Relief.

The challenge will take place at Rockingham Motor Speedway in Corby on March 24 and will see the teams pull the cars up and down a quarter-mile stretch of tarmac.

It will start at 8.30am and is expected to take about five hours.

The team is made up of gym instructors, personal trainers and other fitness staff and is led by Gary McQuade, 34, who came up with the idea.

Such a challenge is not an alien concept to the group – for Children in Need they took part in a fitness extravaganza, including 25,000 press-ups, 30,000 sit-ups, 7,000 pull-ups and a 150-mile run, all in the space of 24 hours.

Mr McQuade said: “We are looking forward to it.

“We like a challenge.

“The others moan at me but they wanted to do it – none have said no.

“Everybody who is doing it is going to walk the marathon as well. They won’t just be taking part when they are pulling the cars.”

One of the other participants is fitness instructor Yvonne Price, 36.

She has been teaching classes such as body pump for 18 years.

She said: “I have done a marathon before in 2006 and I’ve got short, strong legs.

“I’ve watched World’s Strongest Man and have always thought I’d like to do that.”

The team are in the process of setting up a Facebook page about the challenge, with links to their fundraising page.

Details will be published in the Evening Telegraph in due course.

The cars for the challenge are being provided by Rockingham Cars in Corby.

Sport Relief runs from March 23 to 25 this year.

For more information on ways to take part visit www.sportrelief.com.