Chilled out runner prepares for 30th half marathon carrying a fridge

Post by Tom Williams on 14th September 2012 in Refrigeration

Chilled out runner prepares for 30th half marathon carrying a fridge

A charity runner from South Tyneside, who has spent the past 28 days completing half marathons with a fridge strapped to his back, is nearing the finishing post.

Tony Morrison began his challenge to run a half marathon every day for 30 days while carrying a fridge, in a bid to raise a record amount of money for charity. His last time out with the domestic appliance will be the Great North Run, which takes place this Sunday.

Speaking to Tyne Tees, Mr Morrisson said: "It's ever so hard to convince people to donate these days just for running, so I wanted to do something extra, something extraordinary that may get people's attention to help me get some funds for a fantastic foundation – the Bobby Robson Foundation.

"Originally I set out to do it on my own but I have been supported by thousands of people along the way, so I don't feel like I am doing it on my own anymore."  

More than 100,000 people applied to take part in this year's event and 55,000 people are expected to line up for the 13.1 mile run on Sunday. Runners will start in Newcastle, before passing through Gateshead and finishing in the coastal town of South Shields.

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