Crewe man to lift aeroplane's weight in charity challenge

Bruce Harrison is gearing up for the 100 Tonne Challenge this weekend

Bruce Harrison is gearing up for the 100 Tonne Challenge this weekend

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A CREWE man is preparing to lift the equivalent weight of a Boeing 777 with a series of weight lifts in one sitting.

Bruce Harrison will hoist 100 tonnes above his head on Sunday, August 24 to raise money for Cheshire Without Abuse – a Crewe charity supports women and children escaping domestic abuse.

The 39-year-old wants to inspire others to take on the 100 Tonne Challenge and generate sponsorship for other local causes.

“The rules of the challenge are that you must use seven specific exercises at least once to make up the 100 tonnes,” said Bruce, a former fitness instructor who is now a civil engineer.

“I anticipate I will do over 100 sets of 10 reps and it will take me about seven hours. It is going to be tough but training is going well and I am determined to do it.”

The exercises all participants in the 100 Tonne Challenge must use are the squat, bench press, dead lift, pull ups, calf raises, military press, dips and bent over rows.

Bruce has so far raised more than £1,500 for Cheshire Without Abuse, and he is hoping to boost the total before he taking on the challenge.

He added: “Cheshire Without Abuse is such a great cause because it give vulnerable people the help they desperately need. Raising money for this charity is all the motivation I need to complete this challenge.

“I’m hoping other people will be inspired to take on the 100 Tonne Challenge for a charity which is close to their hearts.”

You can sponsor Bruce by going to: justgiving.com/bruce-Harrison/ and follow his progress on Twitter @100t_Challenge

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