Glasgow 2014 Judo Gold Medalist Chris Sherrington is gearing up for a fresh career challenge- the world famous Monte Carlo Classic Rally.
The Broxburn-based 31 year old, whose winning performance at SECC will remain one of the highlights of the Glasgow Games, has been shedding kilos for a return to his previous career in the Marines.
However, the lifelong classic car fanatic could not resist the glamour of a drive at ‘The Monte’ after receiving an official drafting to participate. Sherrington, who joined the Royal Marine Commandos at seventeen, seeing duty in Iraq before starting his London Olympics and Glasgow Commonwealth Games bid, has built his own 1966 Triumph Spitfire Mk2 from a box of bits.
Now the Olympian and car-loving wife, Zoe, will be in one of the first of the 60 classic cars over the ramp in January for the UK start of the rally, in Paisley.
The rally is back in Paisley after a successful debut last year and Renfrewshire Council is hosting it as part the push before Paisley’s bid for UK City of Culture, status 2021.