Fundraiser admits he is scared by fridge challenge

Post by Tom Williams on 28th June 2012 in Refrigeration

Fundraiser admits he is scared by fridge challenge

A father-of-four who last year completed the Great North Run with a fridge strapped to his back, is planning to recreate the challenge – on 30 consecutive days.

Starting on Thursday, August 30, Tony Phoenix-Morrison will make his way to the starting point of the Great North Run and then complete a 13 mile run, sticking as close to the actual route of the race as possible. According to a report by The Shields Gazette, he will then complete the same challenge for another 29 consecutive days.

Mr Phoenix-Morrison said: "I will then run the entire length of the Great North Run, ending each day in South Shields. The plan is to set off at 6am each day, so that people can run with me if they want to, or cheer me along.

"The 30th and final day will be the Great North Run proper, which is on September 16."

The 48-year-old said that more than the distance he will have to cover, his main concern revolves around getting friction burns from the 42kg fridge that he'll be carrying on his back.

"I am not afraid to admit that this challenge has me scared, but I believe passionately in the charity I am supporting, so I will just have to cope with it," he added.

Money raised from Mr Phoenix-Morrison's efforts will go to the Sir Bobby Robson Foundation which focuses on the early detection and treatment of cancer and the clinical trials of new drugs.

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