42 ton lift raises funds for Loch Ness RNLI
Personal trainer undertakes weightlifting challenge at the Glenurquhart Highland Games.
Local man Gavin Heath set himself a challenge to raise funds for his local RNLI by lifting the equivalent weight of the largest of the RNLI fleet, the Severn Class lifeboat, weighing in at 42 tons. He achieved this by trap bar deadlifting 100 kilograms four hundred and twenty times in front of spectators at the Glenurquhart Highland Games.
"My challenge couldn't have gone any better - absolutely smashed the time I thought I'd take to complete the 42 tons, with a time of one hour 40 minutes" said Gavin on completion of the challenge.
The Loch Ness RNLI volunteers were cheering him on, with their Atlantic 85 lifeboat the first milestone of the day at 1.8 tons, there was still a long way to go! Gavin's weightlifting challenge really added something special to the day and it raised in excess of £600 for the Charity.
The Glenurquhart Highland Games is an annual event and one which Loch Ness RNLI regularly attend to offer safety advice, information and for fundraising.