Shaun takes on gruelling 24-hour challenge to bring in funds for Cancer Research UK

A Bridlington man is set to take on a gruelling 24-hour challenge to bring in funds for Cancer Research UK.

Saturday, 12th September 2020, 9:55 am
Shaun Acton will be raising money with the mammoth fitness challenge.

Shaun Acton, who trains CrossFit at GymVibe on Brett Street, is tackling the hero WoD ‘Murph’ which comprises a one mile run, 100 pull-ups, 200 push ups, 300 squats and another mile run.

Mr Acton will attempt to do this feat continually for 24 hours, trying to complete as many rounds as possible.

Thanks to sponsorship forms and his JustGiving link, he has already passed his initial £500 fundraising target and is looking to raise even more.

Mr Acton chose Cancer Research UK after his sister Angela was diagnosed with breast cancer, which has now spread to bone and liver cancer.

The gruelling challenge starts on Friday, September 25 from 6pm and ends on Saturday, September 26 at 6pm.

The current world record is 16 rounds and 75 reps.

However, he is hoping to complete 10 rounds which would equate to a 20-mile run, 1,000 pull-ups, 2,000 press-ups and 300 squats – while wearing a 10kg weight vest.

Mr Acton said: “Lots of gym members have offered to come down and do the workout with me. All my family and friends will be there to see me finish, while my sister will be starting me off. This is going to be quite an event.

“I would like to thank the companies that have donated prizes for the raffle which will be held on the night.”

Mr Acton has set up a JustGiving fundraising page.

Visit www.justgiving.com/fundraising/shaun-acton to support his major challenge for Cancer Research UK.