Ever seen a car pulled for 26 miles?

Gareth Lockwood’s One Ton Marathon – Gareth set to pull a one ton car 26.2 miles in a bid to raise funds for two causes close to his heart.

One glance at Gareth Lockwood’s Lockafella Fitness Instagram account tells you he’s a man with a mission. The super-fit personal trainer, boxer, martial artist, diet guru and HIIT expert is clearly not a man to shy away from a challenge.

But now he’s set his sights on a goal that will push even him to the limit of strength and endurance, both physically and mentally.

On 11thMay 2019 Gareth will pull a one ton car 26.2 miles in a bid to raise funds for two causes close to his heart:  Great Ormond St Hospital and Family Fund.

The challenge sprang from a chat with a friend aboutGareth’s grandfather’s supreme fitness.  At the age of 83, he challenged a young Gareth to a push up competition – and proceeded to win hands down.

A well-respected boxer in the British tank regiment and passionate about fitness, Gareth’s grandfather performed his own feats of strength: running, cycling and his own circuit training in his back garden.

Gareth Lockwood Car Pull Challenge

Inspired by his grandad, Gareth knew he wanted to push his own limits and see what he was genuinely capable of. He says, “I truly believe that 99% of us will never know what limits we can force ourselves through, because we just don’t have to.”

So when a friend mentioned Ross Edgley’s 2016 car pull challenge, Gareth was sold and the Lockafella One Ton Marathon was born.

You can cheer Gareth on during his challenge on 11th May at Meols Parade on the Wirral waterfront and you can follow his training progress on his Instagram and Facebook.

We are delighted to be sponsoring the challenge and if you would also like to support Gareth you can donate here.