Stevenage James Bond faced fire and barbed wire to raise �7,000 for charity

FIRE, mud and barbed wire were just a few of the many obstacles which a man wearing a tuxedo confronted to raise thousands of pounds for charity. Alex Martin, 24, of Fellowes Way in Stevenage, completed the gruelling Tough Guy assault course in Wolverhamp

FIRE, mud and barbed wire were just a few of the many obstacles which a man wearing a tuxedo confronted to raise thousands of pounds for charity.

Alex Martin, 24, of Fellowes Way in Stevenage, completed the gruelling Tough Guy assault course in Wolverhampton - branded the world's hardest endurance test - while wearing a full tux.

After crawling under barbed wire, swimming through underwater tunnels, running across flaming peat and walking off a plank into ice-cold water, Alex finished the eight-mile course in just over three hours.

The former John Henry Newman pupil's heroic efforts helped raise nearly �7,000 for Help for Heroes, a charity which supports British soldiers wounded in current conflicts.


You may also want to watch:


Alex, who also attended The Knights Templar School in Baldock, said: "Lots of people are becoming maimed and injured, and these issues are very much in the public domain at the moment.

"We just thought it was a good charity to choose with the kind of event we were doing."

Most Read

Tough Guy, which attracts competitors from all over the world, is considered such a gruelling challenge that the British Army are now considering sending troops to try it before they go to Afghanistan.

Alex added: "I had to take a week off work to recover.

Become a Supporter

This newspaper has been a central part of community life for many years. Our industry faces testing times, which is why we're asking for your support. Every contribution will help us continue to produce local journalism that makes a measurable difference to our community.

Become a Supporter
Comments powered by Disqus