Personal trainer hopes to get Astley moving with Sport Relief bootcamp

Brendan Blood

Brendan Blood

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A PERSONAL trainer has organised a fun-filled fitness event to raise money for Sport Relief.

Brendan Blood runs BB Fitness and was inspired to become a serial fundraiser after losing his mum to cancer in 2007.

His latest event will take the form of a mass bootcamp in an Astley park.

The self employed trainer, of Manchester Road, Astley, runs four bootcamps a week but wants to make the charity event fun day for everyone.

He said: "Each time I have done something for charity it has got gradually harder but this will be something that is a bit different.

"There will be no shouting and screaming or 'Sergeant Major' act, it is for anyone and everyone to come along, enjoy the day and raise a bit of money for charity. If we all go for one at the pub afterwards then so be it.

"It is a big field so the more the merrier and all I ask is for a small donation, whether it be a pound or 10 for Sport Relief."

The hour-long bootcamp session will take place in Ellesmere Park on March 23 from 10am. Children aged over 12 are welcome to join in.

Brendan is also planning an alternative to the Race for Life run in June. His women-only event, Pretty Muddy, will turn the five kilometre run into an obstacle course complete with plenty of mub for contestants to clamber through.

The 43-year-old said: "It just adds something a bit extra to the usual run and it is going to be very muddy which should make it fun. I've had lots of men asking if they can have a go but the whole idea is that it is for women only."

To find out more, email Brendan or visit

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