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RAF Honington's Dan passes final challenge before world record tyre-flipping attempt



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A tyre-flipping RAF Honington officer has scaled a significant hurdle on the road to his world record attempt next month.

Flt Lt Dan Garner completed a 10km tyre flip around Honington's perimeter track last Thursday ahead of his record attempt on April 2 when Dan, 31, hopes to flip a 100kg tyre for 20km in 24 hours.

Dan works at 1 Squadron RAF Regiment RAF Honington, the home of Force Protection, which has been the hub of most of his training.

Pictured Description: Images show Flt Lt Dan Garner carrying out a mammoth training session at RAF Honington in preparation for his 24 hour tyre flip attempt. Photographer: Cpl Dave Blackburn RAF Originator: Section: *For more Information Contact Photographic Section, RAF Honington, Bury St Edmunds, Suffolk, IP31 1EE (32300039)
Pictured Description: Images show Flt Lt Dan Garner carrying out a mammoth training session at RAF Honington in preparation for his 24 hour tyre flip attempt. Photographer: Cpl Dave Blackburn RAF Originator: Section: *For more Information Contact Photographic Section, RAF Honington, Bury St Edmunds, Suffolk, IP31 1EE (32300039)

He normally trains on the astro turf, where he flips the tyre one-to-two km three times a week. This time, however, he swapped the turf for the station peri track and flipped his way around RAF Honington in 10 hours and 40 minutes.

All the money raised by Dan through the challenge will be donated to Nottingham Hospitals University Charity.

Personnel from no 1 Squadron have also been supportive of Dan’s challenge: they will man the safety vehicle which follows Dan, help prepare his nutrition to keep him going and keep him motivated.

Dan said: “Anyone can achieve any fitness goal in no months of hard training – no exceptions.”

Sponsor Dan here.