Tighe is ready to take on ‘world’s toughest race’

Steve Tighe at his final training session in Driffield before he heads to America.
Steve Tighe at his final training session in Driffield before he heads to America.

A Bridlington fitness instructor who flies out to America to take part in a gruelling 24 hour challenge this weekend was seen off in style by clients who have helped him raise thousands for charity.

Steve Tighe of Blast Fitness this weekend takes part in the World’s Toughest Mudder 24 hour endurance race in New Jersey, USA, has already raised more than £6,500 to split between Help for Heroes and Yorkshire Cancer Research, with more to come, smashing his original £2,500 fundraising target before he even embarks on the endurance event.

On Monday night, around 40 of his fitness clients from Bridlington, Driffield and Beverley took part in one last boot camp training challenge in Driffield before Tighe boards his flight to the US today.

He will take part in the obstacle laden endurance test on Saturday November 16.

The evening helped raise another £100 for the charity total, which will top £7,000.

Tighe said: “I feel ready to go now, it was a great way to be sent off on Monday night.

“I would like to say thank you to all my sponsors, all my clients, everyone who has helped and especially my girlfriend Steph Clappison who has been incredible in training alongside me, totally supporting the challenge and doing an amazing amount of fundraising at her business, the Nail and Beauty Secret in Driffield.”

Lloyd Dowson, the Ship Inn at Sewerby, PVI maritime security, Pineapple Joes and the Nail and Beauty Secret sponsored Tighe’s efforts, while a burpee mile, the Ship Inn’s bonfire night, and runners at the Yorkshire 10k have also helped raise money.

Anyone else who would like to donate to Tighe’s charity cause can do so online at www.virginmoneygiving.com/stevetighe