‘Bishop’s Week of Hell’ – John Bishop’s Sport Relief Challenge

February 27, 2012 at 12:56 pm | Posted in Uncategorized | Leave a comment
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Stand-up comedian John Bishop is joining the list of celebrities who have pushed themselves to the limits for Sport Relief. Braving an endurance challenge titled ‘Bishop’s Week of Hell’ he will cycle, row and run from Paris to London in only five days.

Starting his ‘Week of Hell’ this morning John set off from the Eiffel Tower in Paris. Leaving the beautiful French city by bike he is currently cycling across northern France to Calais where he will be joined by TV presenter Davina McCall, former England cricketer Freddie Flintoff and Olympian Denise Lewis.

John Bishop Week of Hell

John Bishop - Bishop's Week of Hell

The foursome will take to a rowing boat and row across the channel to Dover- they’ve now officially been granted permission by the French authorities who initially denied access to the route due to complications with shipping lanes.

When they reach English shores John will swop his life jacket for running shoes as he sets off to Trafalgar Square by foot- a gut wrenching three marathons in three days. It’s estimated that the comic will cover over 290 miles in his feat for Sport Relief victory.

John Bishop in training

John Bishop in training prior to Sport Relief challenge

I’m generally a fan of Sport Relief Challenges and recently enjoyed following Helen Skelton’s trek in the Antarctica. So I’ll be keen to keep an eye on John’s progress during his ‘Week of Hell’.  Fingers crossed the channel won’t be too choppy to cross.

You can follow John Bishop’s challenge on the Sport Relief website where you can sponsor John too. Good luck and best wishes to John and all of the celebrities joining him along the way!

MoonWalk Frundraising Pack

February 10, 2011 at 1:19 pm | Posted in Uncategorized | 3 Comments
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Lucy and I have received a rather exciting e-mail today. Our Edinburgh MoonWalk fundraising packs have arrived meaning that the MoonWalk is fast approaching.

The fundraising pack is brilliant; packed with information on training, finding fellow walkers, donation information and even great hints and tips on how to decorate bras which will be showcased at the event.

The bra decorating looks like a lot of fun, even if the sheer thought of walking around in the middle of the night wearing only a bra is quite terrifying. The team at MoonWalk’s Walk the Walk have come up with some wonderfully creative ways to really make your bra stand out.

They have suggested all sorts from sequins and bright colours to frills and glitter and even included ways to hide those bits which none of us want to display. I’m undecided as to whether or not I will be taking the plunge wearing only a bra. Instead I might wear my delightfully decorative brassier on top of a top/t-shirt. Either way I definitely don’t want to miss out on the creative fun!

With inspiration from the latest MoonWalk e-mail and of course the treadmills which are nicely set up in the Bath-Knight offices, today I walked 1.7 miles which will be added to my training programme progress chart.

As with everything nowadays donation forms are digital and online, which is a marvellous thing in my opinion, as anyone and everyone can donate to a worthy cause at any time and from any part of the globe. Wonderful!

MoonWalk Training

January 21, 2011 at 3:36 pm | Posted in Uncategorized | 1 Comment
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As many of my regular readers will know, I am taking part in the Edinburgh Moonwalk in June. The walk starts at midnight and sees thousands walk 26 miles around the beautiful city of Edinburgh all in aid of breast cancer.

Reebook irun & music treadmill

I will be walking alongside my daughter Lucy who recently completed the Lochness Marathon. Lucy is currently training for the Brighton Marathon in aid of Woofability which takes place this April.

Training is essential for any activity which requires such endurance and I want to ensure that I am ready for the event so that I can enjoy it. My current training plan consists mainly of walking my very energetic dogs. However, as the British weather has been very harsh this winter I have bought a treadmill which will be installed in the Bath-Knight head office next week.

No more excuses when the frost and cold cause slippery pavements and pathways as I will be using the new equipment in between meetings and appointments. I hope that having my new treadmill will help to sculpt an easy to follow training plan, which will lead to success and make the Moonwalk a tremendously enjoyable experience.

I’m excited about the treadmill’s arrival and will be keeping you informed of my progress.

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