Grantham strongman Ross suffers electric shocks and ice cold water in gruelling German race

Ross Edgley takes on the tyres.

Ross Edgley takes on the tyres.

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Fitness expert Ross Edgley took on Europe’s biggest obstacle race for the third time this weekend, tackling 13 miles and 17 gruelling obstacles to secure an impressive sub four-hour finish at the Fisherman’s Friend StrongmanRun in Germany.

Business owner Ross, 29, of Grantham, raced to the finish line in three hours and 22 minutes as part of an elite five-strong ‘Team Britain’.

Ross Edgley starts his second lap of the StrongmanRun in Germany.

Ross Edgley starts his second lap of the StrongmanRun in Germany.

Racers from across Europe battled it out across 13 miles of brutal hills, ice-cold water and towering walls of steel at the famed Nürburgring circuit in Germany, as thousands of spectators looked on.

Ross said: “I’m chuffed with the result. This was my third attempt at tackling the Fisherman’s Friend StrongmanRun and it’s my best performance yet, despite the course been the toughest to date. My least favourite obstacle had to be the electric shock crawl, which is about as much fun as it sounds!

“Overall, the event was a fantastic one as always, and it’s been a privilege to represent the UK alongside so many elite contenders.”

Fisherman’s Friend spokesman, Chris Gibson, said: “This year, the course was undoubtedly the toughest yet. All of “Team Britain” performed exceptionally well – with one member even ranking in the top 10. We’re delighted to have had Ross represent the UK in Germany for the third year running – he’s done us proud once again.”

Ross Edgley gets wringing wet in the StrongmanRun.

Ross Edgley gets wringing wet in the StrongmanRun.

Ross joined four other members of the elite team to take part in the race – the biggest and toughest of a European-wide series – on Saturday.

Find out more about how Ross and the rest of the team did by visiting the Fisherman’s Friend Twitter and Facebook pages at www.twitter.com/Fishermans_UK and www.facebook.com/FishermansFriendUK

Ross Edgley on the slide in the StrongmanRun.

Ross Edgley on the slide in the StrongmanRun.

Ross Edgley at the finish of the StrongmanRun at the Nurburgring, Germany.

Ross Edgley at the finish of the StrongmanRun at the Nurburgring, Germany.