Doing their personal best in mudder event

Harry Day (R) and Michael Smith (L)
Harry Day (R) and Michael Smith (L)

Two personal trainers are taking up a gruelling challenge in Las Vegas next month to raise cash for a local cancer charity.

Harry Day (22) and Michael Smith (30), who work for the fitness and wellbeing company Personal Best, will be taking part in The World’s Toughest Mudder – a 24 hour assault course in the desert.

Organised by the notorious Tougher Mudder, only the most dedicated of fitness nuts are encouraged to take part in the event, which sees participants negotiate tough desert gullies, steep cliffs, rolling hills and long swims, while battling “insane” obstacles including fire and electric shocks.

Dramatic fluctuations in temperature are also experienced during the day.

The pair, who were both nominated to be baton bearers for the Glasgow 2014 Commonwealth Games, have chosen to give the money raised to Bosom Buds for Scotland, a Linlithgow-based charity.

As part of Personal Best, a group of personal health trainers, the boys work with the charity to run exercise classes to help rehabilitate people with cancer.

Harry said: “We’ve raised £200 so far and are hoping to reach our target of £500.

“We’ve covered the cost of going to Vegas and taking part in the event ourselves, so all we want to do now is encourage people to make a donation to the charity”.

Mags Parsons-Fenwick, founder of the charity said: “The boys have been fab and we are very appreciative of their support.”

Harry and Michael can be sponsored at