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Llandudno personal trainer raises more than £1,600 for Welsh Mountain Zoo on tiger challenge

A LLANDUDNO personal trainer has earned his stripes completing a 100km tour dressed as a tiger.

Jack Kelbrick, owner and trainer at Move & Burn Fitness on Council Street West, finished his 10 day challenge on Sunday, June 28 raising more than £1,600 for the Welsh Mountain Zoo.

Jack ran various routes in the area dressed as the tiger – his two year old nephew Leo’s favourite animal – while friends, family and clients joined him dressed as penguins, frogs and even a Teletubby courtesy of girlfriend Samantha Rogers.

From left to right, Jack is joined by Samantha Rogers, Sarah Malala and Niece- Harper May, brother Ben Kelbrick as a frog, Owen Bellfield, Tom Skelley, Matt Williams, Dominic Jones, brother Tom Kelbrick as a rooster, Aberystwyth FC captain Marc Williams as a penguin and Dominic Jones

Jack, who turned 27 on Tuesday 30, said: “I’ve run the Conwy Half Marathon a few times, but never as much running as the past 10 days.

“The heat was the biggest struggle, in a fleece costume, not ideal, so when the rain and stormy weather game it was a bit of a blessing really.”

Across the challenge, Jack completed various routes including the Orme, Llandudno, Conwy, Deganwy, Colwyn Bay, Penrhyn Bay, Rhos-on-Sea, Llanrhos, Craig-y-Don, Mochdre and ending in the zoo in Colwyn Heights

North Wales Pioneer:

Jack Kelbrick took on the challenge for his niece Harper May and nephews Leo and Lucas

He added: “I’ve been overwhelmed by the support shown – my initial goal was £500 and we’ve almost reached £2,000.

“It makes me realise that the zoo means so much to so many local people as me and my family.

“Hopefully it’s given people a laugh seeing a tiger run around the local area too, during surreal times.”

Jack’s crowdfunding campaign closes on Sunday, July 5. To donate, visit Jack Kelbrick’s page on uk.virginmoneygiving.com.

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