Rock climbing fan wins £2500 in city hang challenge
Jonathon Stockton, 25, held on for almost six minutes during the contest in Glasgow.
A rock climbing fan has scooped a £2500 prize after being named Glasgow Hang Challenge Champion.
Jonathon Stockton, 25, fought off competition at the Glasgow Climbing Academy to win the title - and prize money.
Mr Stockton was able to hang onto a bar for five minutes and 46 seconds, knocking Stephen Crawford off the top spot on the last day of the contest.
The climbing enthusiast from Kilwinning was very pleased to have won the challenge set by Voomfit.
Mr Stocking said: "I felt pretty confident before trying the challenge.
"I love rock climbing and I go to the Climbing Academy three or four times a week to practice.
"I knew I would have to post a good time to win, and Stephen put the fear in me when he returned to try again.
"I was fine for the first five minutes but then my forearms started burning up and it was touch and go whether I could stay on the bar. "It feels amazing to win the prize.
"I usually try to go on a climbing holiday every year, and I've got a holiday booked to Greece later in the year with my girlfriend, so I'll put the money towards enjoying myself there."
Glasgow Hang Challenge 2018 is designed to bring community and convenience together to businesses and customers alike.
Voomfit's co-founder Ross McMillan said: "Mr Stocking showed great strength and character to win the on Sunday when the pressure was on. The close competition made for a dramatic last day and a successful event all round.
"It was great to see so many people come out across the 14 venues and support the event by participating in The Glasgow Hang Challenge. It has allowed us to engage with so many different people from Glasgow's fitness community."