A personal trainer is planning to push a Ford KA for 10km to raise money for charity . Shane O’Neill, 32, also wants to use the event to encourage people to spend more time walking and less time driving.
The dad of one said: “I have always loved a challenge. I feel that a challenge should be almost undoable in your mind, something that will really demand nothing less than your best. That’s how I feel about pushing a car for 10k or a half marathon.
“I would genuinely rather push a car for 10k than run it. I hate running.
“I believe in the human body and its strengh to achieve. It is unlimited in its potential. The only limitation is that of choice. So if I can take a car and drive it for 10k with my legs, the same legs everyone else has, why exactly are we spending so much time sitting inside them?”
“I would love people to see this event and take just one unnecessary car journey this week and replace their machine of choice with one far superior, themselves.
“Reduce emissions, help the environment and help yourself too. You’ve already got the power and I’ll prove it.”
His challenge will take place on Saturday 29 February on the tarmac area by Southfields near Cwmbran Boating Lake
You can support Shane’s challenge through his sponsorship page.
“As we (Cwmbran Bootcamp) have been raising money since the middle of last year for Ty Hafan it was an easy choice for this charity again. I cannot think of a cause more deserving. What they do is nothing short of incredible.
“Many Tears Animal Rescue (MTAR) is based in Carmarthenshire, Wales but has dogs in foster homes throughout the UK. They take in and rehome primarily ex-breeding dogs who are no longer required. The rescue has grown considerably and now homes in excess of 3,000 dogs a year.