Roger’s in a rush with his super Leeds trolley dash

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Leeds lorry driver Roger Rushfirth showed he was top of the shops as he tackled a madcap trolley dash around a city supermarket.

Roger, 65, from Bramley, won the free three-minute dash at Moor Allerton’s Netto Leeds store in a Yorkshire Evening Post competition.

Competition winner Roger Rushfirth with store manager Dave Charlton.

Competition winner Roger Rushfirth with store manager Dave Charlton.

He ensured he got full value from the experience, shovelling items worth a total of £709.38 into his trolley as he raced up and down the aisles yesterday morning.

And afterwards even a cursory glance at the goods he collected made it clear what had been at the top of his special shopping list.

Roger said: “I didn’t want tins of beans and vegetables and that kind of thing, so instead I got wine and champagne and about 60 cans of lager!

“We have family get-togethers so I’ll definitely be taking some bottles along to those.

“The staff at the store were great, they pointed out where things were beforehand, which was a massive help.

“I’ve never done anything like this previously and I really enjoyed myself – although I’m glad it wasn’t me paying for it all!”

Netto Leeds shop manager Dave Charlton told the YEP: “I thought Roger did fantastically – I think [the value of the goods] could actually be a record because I know we have done it in other stores.

“I think his strategy was perfect and hopefully I might get an invite to a party!”

Readers were asked to collect tokens from the YEP to gain entry to the trolley dash competition.