Grantham fitness expert storms through 15-mile Strongman challenge

Ross Edgley crosses the finish line at the 2013 Fisherman's Friend Strongman Challenge at the Nurburgring.
Ross Edgley crosses the finish line at the 2013 Fisherman's Friend Strongman Challenge at the Nurburgring.
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Strongman Ross Edgley took on one of Europe’s most gruelling challenges over the Bank Holiday weekend – tackling 15 miles and 15 obstacles made from reinforced steel to secure an impressive finish.

The Grantham fitness expert, 27, completed the Fisherman’s Friend Strongman Run at the Nürburgring in 3 hours 23 minutes as part of an 11-man Team GB.

In the ultimate test of strength, stamina and determination, Ross competed against 10,000 fellow runners to face an array of difficult obstacles, including plunging into a pool of ice cold water, suffering electric shocks and braving swamps of quicksand.

Ross said: “This was hands down one of the toughest things I’ve ever attempted. Despite all the challenges I’ve taken on in the past, I’d never competed in anything quite like the Strongman Run before, so really I’m just glad to have gotten round in one piece – to do it all in under 4 hours was just a bonus!”

Ross has given fitness advice to a host of celebrities such as Gillian McKeith and Joe Swash, both of whom undertook the challenge of I’m a Celebrity Get Me Out of Here but he has had his own fair share of the limelight, having taken part in BBC3’s Tough Guy or Chicken Challenge last year. He is also an international athlete, swimmer and polo player for Great Britain.

Ross joined 10 other members of Team GB to take part in the race on Saturday. You Find out more about how Ross and the rest of the team did by visiting the Fisherman’s Friend Facebook page: www.facebook.com/FishermansFriendUK