A charity runner who completed 30 half-marathons on consecutive days with a fridge strapped to his back, is about to take on his next challenge.
Tony 'The Fridge' Phoenix-Morrison is set to tackle a 100-mile run around Newcastle's Quayside, starting tomorrow. The 48-year-old will take on the 24-hour challenge with a 42kg Smeg fridge on his back.
Tony caught the public's imagination in 2011, when he completed the Great North Run with a fridge. Then in 2012 he ran the Great North Run route every day for 30 days, again with a heavy fridge.
Tomorrow he will attempt to complete 100, one-mile laps of the quayside within a 24-hour period.
Tony said: "The 30 half-marathons felt like a long relentless slog. Every day getting up and out again was really hard, but this is a whole different sort of pressure.
"The most frightening part of this challenge is the thought of friction burns, which after just one run can leave you in pain for weeks. 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."
More than 600 people have made a donation so far, with more than £28,600 in the pot.
To sponsor Tony visit www.justgiving.com/tonythefridge