Tony 'The Fridge' completes 24-hour challenge

Post by Tom Williams on 22nd April 2013 in Refrigeration

Tony 'The Fridge' completes 24-hour challenge

Charity runner Tony 'The Fridge' Phoenix-Morrison has completed his latest challenge, running for 24 hours non-stop around Newcastle's Quayside.

Not only did the 49-year-old manage to cover 60 miles between 6.30pm on Friday and 6.30pm on Saturday, he did it all while carrying a domestic appliance.

Tony strapped a 42kg fridge to his back and proceeded to run two different routes, forward and in reverse, for the next 24 hours. So far his efforts have helped to raise more than £30,000 for the Sir Bobby Robson Foundation, which supports research into the early detection and treatment of cancer.

According to a report by the Newcastle Evening Chronicle, Tony admitted afterwards that it was the hardest day of his life.    

He told the newspaper: "I still have pins and needles, but you get through these things. The day itself went fantastically and the support was brilliant."

"I also feel proud that I can tick off another challenge and I have raised a lot of money," he added.

Incredibly, Tony pulled on his running shoes the day after the challenge in a bid to loosen up.   

Tweeting afterwards he said: "Great to run free and it has done my feet the world of good!"

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