Shear Delight For Stranraer Man After Clipping 2142 Sheep For Charity

Just three weeks after having an operation on his appendix, Stranraer man Grant Hurcomb completed a staggering 50 hours sheep shearing marathon that started last Thursday July the 6th 2017 at 7.00pm and finished on Saturday the 8th for two charities: Cancer research U.K. and MND Scotland. The endurance sheep shearer clipped 2142 sheep in 50 hours with a total weight 129,249 kg. 

Some stats calculated by Grants suppport team are

24hrs of sheep shearing burns  – 15,325 Calories
50hrs of sheep shearing burns  – 31, 429 Calories
On average a runner burns 2600 calories running a marathon which means Grant burned the equivalent to running 12 marathons!

129,249 kgs of sheep hauled out of pen by grant

Average weight of 60.34kg

Average 54.2 sheep per hour

The Crowd cheering Grant along, during his Marathon Sheep Shearing fundraiser at Balyett Farm Stranraer
A Spokes person stated
“Grant looked at making this an official record but the cost of doing this put him off. He wanted to raise as much money for two charities. 
As far as we are aware no one has ever sheared more than 2000 sheep in one go.”
Grant told DGWGO
“Both charities are very close to my heart as I feel they contribute greatly to many families affected. It would not have been possible with out all the people behind the scenes, I thank themn all for all the support, and a huge thank you to everyone that came along to support me, and to everyone that has donated money to my chosen charities.” 
If you wish to donate to Grants Justgiving page please click HERE


Images Copyright Sheena Ramsay