Video: Leeds personal trainer’s tyre flipping tough charity challenge

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A personal trainer put her fitness to the test for charity by flipping a 75kg tyre 2,000 times in the centre of Leeds.

Lucy Harrison carried out the gruelling feat on Briggate to raise funds for Brain Tumour Research and Support across Yorkshire (BTRS) - charity of the year for her employers, health and fitness company Motive8 North in Leeds. As part of the fundraising, her colleagues have so far cycled 180 miles over two days and ran the York 10k.

Personal trainer Lucy Harrison in Briggate, Leeds,  flipping a 75kg tractor tyre 2,000 for Brain Tumour Research and Support. Picture Tony Johnson

Personal trainer Lucy Harrison in Briggate, Leeds, flipping a 75kg tractor tyre 2,000 for Brain Tumour Research and Support. Picture Tony Johnson

Motive8 North director Jenny Cromack said: “We decided to choose BTRS as our charity of the year for a number of reasons. Firstly many of the team know someone who has had a brain tumour and secondly one of our long standing client’s husbands sadly passed away this year after a two year battle with the disease. It made us all realise how precious life is and how you should live life to the full. As a team of personal trainers we wanted to use our passion for fitness to raise money for such a worthy cause.”

Lucy’s challenge comes almost a year to the day since she flipped a 75kg tyre 1,000 times in Motive8’s car park in aid of another charity, Take One Moment.

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