Amy Williams team wins Bath charity Superstars Challenge
Former sports stars have come out of retirement to help raise thousands of pounds for charity.
Sports personalities such as Winter Olympic gold medallist Amy Williams, as well as onetime Bath Rugby players Andy Beattie, David Flatman, Danny Grewcock and Scott Hobson took part in a charity Superstars Challenge at Bath Sports Centre.
The event was in aid of the Bath Rugby Foundation, which supports local children who are disadvantaged or disabled, through sports programmes.
During the two-hour challenge, 11 teams, all captained by a former sports hero, completed an array of gruelling physical challenges including a 5,000 metre cycle, a 500 metre row, a 20 metre tyre pull, the crucifix tyre hold and a beep test.
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The teams were made up of people from local businesses and sports teams.
Each of the teams were cheered on by children from different Bath schools, who had also made special banners in support of their teams.
Flatman, who retired from rugby earlier this year to become Bath Rugby's communications director, said the morning had been tough.
He said: “We sort of arrived laughing and smiling like we were going to have a bit of fun but it soon got competitive - Andy Beattie and I had to take a few minutes outside after the rowing.
“It’s been great fun and hopefully we’ve raised a good bit of cash for the foundation.”
Bob skeleton star Williams, whose team, the Wilsher Group, went on to win the competition, said it was good to see so many turn out for the event.
She said: “It’s such a great event. To get all the different businesses, teams and schools together has been great.
“Everyone has had a great time and helped to raise money for such a good charity.
“It’s been tough but well worth it.”
Organisers of the challenge hope it will raise thousands of pounds for the foundation and help fund a disability inclusion sports day to be held in the spring.
Jimmy Deane, manager of the foundation, said: “The important thing is this has been a community event involving players, sports people, schools and businesses.
“All the money raised today will go towards an event next year.
“It’s been a great morning and we owe a big thanks to all the children and all the adults for making it happen.”
There is still time to make a donation towards the Bath Rugby Foundation.
Visit www.bathrugbyfoundation.com to make a donation.