On Wednesday 25th August, Max Glover (33), pulled a 10-tonne truck 2-miles around Elvington Airfield in York to raise money for the Royal Brompton & Harefield Hospital Charity.
Billed as the World’s Toughest 2-Miles, Max trained for 2-months to prepare for this challenge, a challenge usually reserved for Strong Max competitions where participants are only required to pull the truck just 100ft.
As an ambassador for the virtual running challenge brand Rokman, Max is no stranger to brutal challenges. In 2020, he carried a full-sized 400lb piano to the top of Garth Mountain, South Wales, and early this year carried 100kg over 100km.
"This was the most physically demanding thing I've ever done,” Max explained. “My heart rate went to dangerous zones and spent a lot of time above its theoretical maximum and I was physically sick"
"There were also lots of surprises along the way. A very slight incline at the start made it particularly difficult, but the real kicker was that the truck ended up weighing significantly more than the previously stated 10-tonnes! We found a label inside the cabin of the truck that said the actual weight was 18-tonnes, however, we can’t confirm whether it actually weighed that at the time."
Max is hoping that his heroic effort will raise £2,000 for the Royal Brompton & Harefield Hospital Charity.
“The charity is very close to my heart following the care they gave to my friend Jules when she underwent a double lung transplant. She suffered from a genetic lung disease which made life extremely difficult for her. But she never gave up.”
“The Hospitals rely on donations from the public to continue their work fighting heart and lung disease, performing life-saving operations and supporting patients. Since her operation, I have vowed to do what I can to raise money for this hospital charity. She has been my inspiration.”
The former Royal Marine commando turned challenge-athlete, whose YouTube channel Muscle World boasts over 7-million views, explained why he puts his body through such adversity. “Upon leaving the Royal Marines in 2009 there was a bit of a void in my life. Through challenging myself with physical efforts I have found a way to stay on top of my mental wellbeing. It is fortunate that I can use my passion to help others by supporting this tremendous charity”.
Former Royal Marines Commando turned challenge-athlete, Max's YouTube channel Muscle World boasts over 10,000,000 video views. His belief that challenging ourselves physically can have profound affects on our mental health and wellbeing makes him a perfect fit for the brand and Team Rokman.