The MND Big Pull Weekend
Friday 05 August 2022 to Sunday 07 August 2022
Peebles Rugby Club
Local Peeblesshire strongman and gentle giant Colin Smith is embarking on a challenge like no other. Colin worked for many years with Rock Steady Security and on a number of occasions he accompanied Doddie Weir. As a result, he got to know Doddie. However, Colin like the entire Scottish nation was gutted when he heard the news that Doddie had been diagnosed with Motor Neurone Disease (MND). Because of the association and respect Colin had built up for Doddie, Colin felt compelled to help. Colin wanted to do something out of the ordinary and in the most effective way to raise funds for the charity Doddie had founded.
Colin started his planning, and training to perform a feat that no one else had undertaken. A car pull perhaps, tough for some, not challenging enough for Colin. So how about a bus pull? A tougher challenge still however, still not challenging enough. How about a truck pull? And so ‘The MND Big Pull’ was born. Colin originally considered pulling a truck and trailer for at least 50 meters, however as time went on, he believed he could make this challenge even bigger and better. The MND Big Pull just grew legs or should we say wheels!
Therefore, Colin Smith is embarking on a strongman challenge like no other. Colin will pull not one, not two but three truck cabs and one HGV trailer.
The Peebles Rugby Club Festival of Rugby will double up as the major fund-raising event weekend.
On Friday 5th there will be a corporate golf day held on a local golf course. Teams will be asked to enter and compete for ‘The MND Big Pull’ trophy. This will be a unique and oneoff trophy that any golf club our golf player would be proud to own.
On Saturday 6th we will see ‘The MND Big Pull’ auction. Where items will be auctioned off that all have a reference to ‘The MND Big Pull’,the My Name’5 Doddie foundation and rugby.
On Sunday 7th it will be the main event. Colin will perform his great challenge between the semi-finals and the final of the Peebles Rugby Club 7s Tournament which is also part of the Kings of the 7s circuit - http://www.k7s.co.uk
For more informaiton
Contact Paul via TheMNDBigPull@gmail.com
Peebles Rugby Club