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Forcefield armoured shorts to protect soccer stars in Sports Relief Challenge

05/03/2014 16:20:00

Shearer & Savage take on endurance challenge at London’s Wembley Stadium

Footballing legends Alan Shearer and Robbie Savage have announced that they will be going head to head in a Sport Relief Challenge like no other: The Battle of the Backsides. The challenge will see the pair frantically race to be the first to sit on half the seats in the iconic Wembley Stadium - a brutal 45,000 seats each - and to protect their hips, thighs and most importantly backsides during this incredibly physically demanding feat, both will be wearing a pair of Forcefield Boom Shorts.
  
Starting on Monday 10th March the former soccer stars will have 5 days to complete this super sit off, and experts estimate that the duo will have to average a backside on a seat every four seconds – that’s 14 seats per minute - meaning they’re competing for a minimum of ten hours a day. The final whistle will be blown on Friday 14th March when either Robbie or Alan will be the first to reach the prestigious Royal Box.

45,000 repeats of the same movement will punish the pair’s quad and glute muscles and could lead to not only pain and stiff muscles but also a very real possibility of blisters and sores on their hips, bums and groin’s. This is why the Boom Shorts that have built in CE approved shock absorbing armour located at the thighs, hips and across the full seat all housed in a highly technical and breathable fabric were the perfect choice to protect the repeating rumps.

Alan and Robbie are putting their bottoms on the line in the hope of raising a lifesaving sum of cash to help change the lives of vulnerable people, as well as transform lives in the UK and around the world.

To support them in this brutal task and be in with the chance of winning some amazing prizes by entering the competition at www.sportrelief.com/backsides. Each competition entry costs £5, and there are some incredible prizes up for grabs including tickets to see England play at the 2014 World Cup in Brazil, a day at the Wimbledon Championship or tickets to One Direction on their UK tour. There’s a limited 90,000 entries available to represent the number of seats collectively sat on during the challenge.  Fans can follow all the action from Wembley over the five days with regular updates on BBC Radio 5 live and www.bbc.co.uk/backsides

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