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Burpee Mile goes without a hiccup

October 31, 2013

Unique event raises money for Yorkshire Cancer Research and Help for Heroes

By Mike Brown, Bridlington Free Press

Around 28 people undertook a gruelling Mile of energy-sapping excercises to support a Bridlington man’s quest to raise thousands for charity.

Steve Tighe, owner of Blast Fitness and former marine, is taking part in the World’s Toughest Mudder race - a 24 hour test of endurance and mental strength in America.

He is taking part in the race in aid of Yorkshire Cancer Research and Help for Heroes - and a huge amount of money was raised for those two causes during a special ‘burpee’ Mile held at the Ship Inn at Sewerby on Sunday.

A burpee is a military excercise which incorporates a squat, kicking out the legs to a press up position, then a leap forwards. Most can leap around one meter, so to make up the 1609 meters in the Mile for the event six teams of Steve’s fitness clients and supporters from Bridlington, Hornsea and Driffield took part in the relay.

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