10,000 calories for CHUF
On Monday 13th January 2014 three regular Speedflexers will take on the most ambitious Speedflex challenge yet.
Speedflex member Ivan Hollingsworth will be joined at Speedflex Jesmond by Rugby Union player Tom May and Speedflex Ambassador Ben Shephard to train continuously until they have burned 10,000 calories each all in the name of charity.
Ivan’s son Sebastian was cared for at the Children’s Heart Unit at the Freeman Hospital and without the amazing team there he wouldn’t have reached his 2nd birthday! He is now a healthy 5 year old and Ivan and his wife Nadine are dedicated fundraisers for CHUF.
Ivan said: “Completing one session at Speedflex is tough and will burn around 750-800 calories in 45 minutes. Attempting to train continuously until you have burned 10,000 calories is unheard of and will push all three of us to our physical and psychological limits! We estimate that it will take us between 11-12 hours to hit our target.
“Any pain we will endure during this time is insignificant compared to what heart children deal with every single day. If you think our pain, sweat and tears warrant a small donation we will be eternally thankful.”
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