Firefighter trying to hold the heaviest weight: A firefighter engages in intense training and begins his quest to break the Guinness World Record (GWR) for the most weight lifted in 24 hours.
Glenn Bailey, 42, who works as an industrial firefighter with Mitie Emergency Response Service and a standby firefighter with Lancashire Fire and Rescue Service at Darwen Fire Station, had to lift more than 580,220kg between 10 am Sunday and the same time in the day to lift. Monday, to break the current record.
He plans to lift 600,000 kg and hopes to do about 60 kg each time for a total of about 12,000 repetitions.
He is doing his challenge to raise money and awareness for The Fire Fighters charity.
“(It) will help support past and present firefighters as well as their families by providing a wide range of health and welfare services,” he said.
I know supportive people, especially in my industry role. “One person went through a difficult time and got mental health support, while I know a few people in Lancashire who have also been in rehabilitation after injuries.
“It’s a charity you always want to support because as firefighters, we never know when we might need help ourselves.”
Mr Bailey hasn’t been immune to cuts and scrapes in pursuit of his record, which can be seen through the photos he’s shared of his intense training regime via his fundraising page.
The feat takes place at the SAS gym in Leyland, Lancashire, which invited him to take on the challenge there.
GWR or Stadium fanatics can watch Mr Bailey’s effort via live stream.
A link to Mr Bailey’s fundraiser can be found here: https://www.justgiving.com/page/glen-bailey-1697401664701