Lloyd Dowson helps Tighe in training for Tough Mudder

Vanessa Rowbottom with Steve Tighe.

Vanessa Rowbottom with Steve Tighe.

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A local business is supporting a Bridlington man on his quest to conquer the “world’s toughest race” for charity.

Lloyd Dowson, Chartered Accountants, Tax and Business Advisors are helping Steve Tighe to face one of his biggest challenges yet - as he attempts The World’s Toughest Mudder challenge.

The ‘Tough Mudder’ is a hardcore 10-12 mile obstacle course designed by the Special Forces to test all round strength, determination and camaraderie.

Held in New Jersey in the United States on November 17, competitors have to see how many times they can complete the full course in 24 hours.

Lloyd Dowson, who have offices in Bridlington and now in Scarborough, have supported Steve so that he has the essential equipment to undertake the necessary training which will help him fully prepare for the challenge.

David Dowson, chairman of Lloyd Dowson said: “We wanted to support Steve with this challenge and by him having the correct training equipment it will enable him to have the best possible chance to complete it successfully.”

Steve Tighe, who runs Blast Fitness which is based in Bridlington, will be raising funds for Yorkshire Cancer Research and Help for Heroes.

He said: “These charities are both important to me for personal reasons and ‘The world’s Toughest Mudder’ seemed to be an ideal opportunity for me to raise money for them.”

Steve said watching his students complete a similar 12-mile assault course in the Yorkshire Dales inspired him to register for the incredibly gruelling event on the other side of the Atlantic.

It is a huge mental and physical challenge but Tighe said: “Having spent a huge portion of my military career as Marines and Navy Boxing Champion, I feel I have the mindset and determination needed to make this event a huge success.”

Vanessa Rowbottom, marketing manager for Lloyd Dowson, said: “All the team at Lloyd Dowson wish Steve good luck with the challenge and we look forward to hearing about his success when he returns.”