August 5, 2019 9.41 am This story is over

In pictures: Dave Johnson’s strongman challenge

Well done Dave

A Lincoln strongman raised over £200 for charity after pulling a 53-seater coach and deadlifting a car at St Marks shopping centre over the weekend.

Dave Johnson has been undertaking challenges for eight years in memory of his friend Mark Browne, who passed away in 2012 after a battle with cancer.

This summer’s challenge took place on Saturday, August 3 with Dave managing to pull the coach around 20 metres in 32 seconds.

Dave pulled a 53-seater coach as part of a charity challenge. Photo: Bretts photography

Dave also deadlifted this Noddy car. Photo: Bretts photography

He also attempted the challenge again a second time as he pulled a full coach together with the help of special guest and world record holder Mark Anglesea.

Dave told The Lincolnite: “The day went well. Thanks to all who came and supported.

“We decided to deadlift the Noddy car as people suggested we did that instead with people in it. It made it better for the kids.”

Dave Johnson in action at the charity challenge. Photo: Bretts photography

Over £200 was raised for charity. Photo: Bretts photography

Dave raised money for the Ethan Maul Foundation, Let Them Eat Cake and High Five for Ollie.

Around £205 was raised, but more donations may continue to come in this week.

Dave pulled the coach around 20 metres in 32 seconds. Photo: Bretts photography

Dave, who will be competing in a local Scunthorpe competition later this month, will attempt another challenge around Christmas time.

He said it is “likely to involve more people rather than a truck pull”.

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