Video: Cookstown coalman powers his way into Ninja Warrior UK final

Gareth with Ben Shepherd

Gareth with Ben Shepherd

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Coalman Gareth Weir has proven he has what it takes after beating the warped wall to reach the final of TV’s toughest obstacle course - Ninja Warrior UK.

The Moneymore native, who’s known to friends as Gary, was said to have built his own warped wall after it got the better of him in the last round.

Now he can hold his head high as not only did he scale that wall, but he also finished the incredibly tough windchimes, hand rings and also the brace wall climb to secure his place.

Gareth, who lives with his partner and three young children works for Cookstown’s Lissan Coal Company by day, but has been hard in training for the television show in his time off.

The 33-year-old told the Mail: “You can be as strong as you like, but then you wouldn’t have the gas to get to the end. It’s an all-round course.

“The beauty of it is that you don’t get trial runs on the day. Everything has to come into play. Your strength, your fitness, your balance. That’s what makes it one of the best courses in the whole world.”

Moneymore man Gareth Weir takes on the toughest obstacle course on television - Ninja Warrior UK

Moneymore man Gareth Weir takes on the toughest obstacle course on television - Ninja Warrior UK

Good luck in the final Gary!

Known as Gary to friends, the budding Ninja said balance was very important. Here he is coming up to his favourite obstacle - the cargo net

Known as Gary to friends, the budding Ninja said balance was very important. Here he is coming up to his favourite obstacle - the cargo net