Gareth wins Man versus Food challenge at Oakley's restaurant, Skipton

Oakley’s restaurant owner Jamie Oakley tucks into a mammoth cheese burger

Oakley’s restaurant owner Jamie Oakley tucks into a mammoth cheese burger

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Hungry Gareth Mansfield swept away the competition to be named Man versus Oakley’s champion eater.

Gareth has been one of several men, and a few women, to take part in the Skipton grill and pizzeria’s eating challenge over the past month.

And Gareth, who polished off a pizza, onion rings and pint of thick milkshake in just over 14 minutes, was the proud winner of a Playstation 4.

Based on the popular American Man vs Food reality series, those taking part were set the challenge of eating huge amounts of food.

In the heats, they were faced with a calzone pizza and burger, together with a bowl of onion rings and coleslaw, all washed down with a litre of thick milkshake.

And for the final, the six finalists had to speed eat a spicy pizza and onion rings, along with a pint of milkshake.

It is the second year Oakleys has staged the challenge and owner Jamie Oakley said it had all been great fun which had helped to raise £2,000 for Cancer Research UK.

“It’s been really good fun, we’re not a fine dining restaurant, we are what we are and it’s created a really good atmosphere with everyone getting involved,” he said.

This year’s runner-up was Anton Jovanovic and in third place was Paul Burgess.

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