Marine press-up challenge completed on Crosby beach

Participants complete 1,000 push-ups each. Credit: Merseyside Fire & Rescue

Firefighters joined Royal Marines and martial arts students in completing a total 100,000 press-ups on Crosby beach yesterday evening.

The three groups joined together to take on the mighty Royal Marines Commando 1,000 Press-up Challenge.

The event, organised by The Royal Marines, saw around 100 people each completing 1,000 push-ups next to the Iron Men statues to raise funds for The Royal Marines Charitable Trust Fund and The Fire Fighters Charity.

Colour Sergeant Andy Carmichael, of The Royal Marines, who was one of the organisers of the event, said: “This was an excellent opportunity for us as Royal Marines to interact with our local community and I would really like to thank everyone for showing their support for these two deserving charities.”

Guy Keen, Merseyside Fire & Rescue Service Group Manager, who helped to organise the event and also took part in the challenge, said: “It was fantastic that so many people took part to raise funds for two very worthy causes.

“The challenge was tough and everyone put in a huge amount of effort. It was great to work with The Royal Marines and Childwall Karate Academy on the event.”

Sensei Roy Flatt, of Childwall Karate Academy, said: “We have been involved in fundraising events with The Royal Marines before and we can’t do enough for the people who put themselves at risk for their country.

“It has been great to be part of the challenge.”