Wednesday, September 03, 2008

Colin's a Celebrity, get me out of here!!

What can I say, I'm living with the bona fide Jimmy Saville of Chester! I'm very tempted to buy him a gold lame tracksuit.

Colin started his 365 day challenge to raise money for Cancer Research UK on Monday morning. Over the next year he is going to cycle from Land's End to John O'Groats, swim the English Channel, row the length of the River Thames and climb the 3 highest peaks in Britain. But he is doing it all in the gym. You can find out all about it here. If you would like to donate, that would be great. Don't be put off by the fact that he has reached his fundraising target already, the more the merrier!!

So...........the local CRUK person put out a press release about the challenge and photographers from the local papers came to the gym to take photos. I went along too and got these pics while he was posing for them.

This is Carl, the manager of Total Fitness who is going to run across the USA as his challenge.

On Friday the local radio station interviewed Colin and it went out as part of the hourly news bulletin on Sunday morning. At work yesterday I answered the phone and it was BBC Radio Merseyside and they are coming down to interview him today.

(He has just phoned me and told me that he is on the front cover of the Chester Chronicle.)

Anyway, you can follow his progress in his blog, 365 challenge. Or why not take on a challenge yourself? It doesn't have to be as ambitious, but even walking a mile a day can add up to 12 marathons in a year!


Mandy said...

What an ambitious project. I wish Colin well.

Nina said...

I love this! He is really an inspiration to all. I think gold lame is definitely in order. :)