Gym fundraiser helps push donations over £600 for fire-hit Honiton rugby club

PUBLISHED: 17:00 09 April 2018 | UPDATED: 09:28 12 April 2018

The fundraising sled push at B! Health and Fitness in Honiton. Photo: Callum Lawton

The fundraising sled push at B! Health and Fitness in Honiton. Photo: Callum Lawton

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A sled was pushed in excess of a marathon distance to raise money for Honiton's fire-hit rugby club.

The fundraising sled push at B! Health and Fitness in Honiton. Photo: Callum LawtonThe fundraising sled push at B! Health and Fitness in Honiton. Photo: Callum Lawton

The event, held by B! Health and Fitness, raised more than £600 and saw 52 people keep a sled moving up and down a nine-metre track.

Craig Bernhardt, founder of B! Health and Fitness, said: “The sled is normally used for explosive bursts of training to build power, so it required a lot of leg work to keep it moving for nine hours and hit the target of 45,000 lengths.

“We arranged the event at very short notice after hearing about the fire, so we were extremely pleased with the response and the team spirit shown by so many people who took part in the challenge.

“I would also like to thank everyone who made a donation.”

The fundraising sled push at B! Health and Fitness in Honiton. Photo: Callum LawtonThe fundraising sled push at B! Health and Fitness in Honiton. Photo: Callum Lawton

The £610 raised went to the rugby club to help replace items which perished in a container blaze last month.

The fundraising sled push at B! Health and Fitness in Honiton. Photo: Callum LawtonThe fundraising sled push at B! Health and Fitness in Honiton. Photo: Callum Lawton

The fundraising sled push at B! Health and Fitness in Honiton. Photo: Callum LawtonThe fundraising sled push at B! Health and Fitness in Honiton. Photo: Callum Lawton

The fundraising sled push at B! Health and Fitness in Honiton. Photo: Callum LawtonThe fundraising sled push at B! Health and Fitness in Honiton. Photo: Callum Lawton

The fundraising sled push at B! Health and Fitness in Honiton. Photo: Callum LawtonThe fundraising sled push at B! Health and Fitness in Honiton. Photo: Callum Lawton

The fundraising sled push at B! Health and Fitness in Honiton. Photo: Callum LawtonThe fundraising sled push at B! Health and Fitness in Honiton. Photo: Callum Lawton

The fundraising sled push at B! Health and Fitness in Honiton. Photo: Callum LawtonThe fundraising sled push at B! Health and Fitness in Honiton. Photo: Callum Lawton

The fundraising sled push at B! Health and Fitness in Honiton. Photo: Callum LawtonThe fundraising sled push at B! Health and Fitness in Honiton. Photo: Callum Lawton

The fundraising sled push at B! Health and Fitness in Honiton. Photo: Callum LawtonThe fundraising sled push at B! Health and Fitness in Honiton. Photo: Callum Lawton

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