Berkshire firefighter is weight-lifting champ

Tom and his kettlebells Credit: Berkshire Fire & Rescue

Firefighter Tom Mayes traded his hose reels for kettlebells this month to become a British Champion in the weight-lifting sport.

Tom with his wife Tanya Credit: Berkshire Fire & Rescue

The dad-of-one from Tadley went up against 80 athletes from seven different countries to clinch the title of ‘British Champion’ in the Men’s 28kg Long Cycle category.