Friday, 18 March 2011

A GRAND performance

We are delighted to say that eskimosoup’s Chris Middleton, Rich Quelch and John Gilbert, completed their GRAND challenge on the first attempt today as part of the St Stephen’s fundraiser for Comic Relief.

Handling the pressure of being filmed by BBC Look North, first past the post was John who completed his 1,000 juggles of oranges. Complaining that his red nose was “interfering with his vision” John got through a few wobbles to keep it going for the required amount of time.

This left Rich to continue his 1,000 keepy uppies with a football, whilst Chris dug deep to continue 1,000 crunches in a row (Chris is so hardcore that he even had a heavy session at the gym before taking part in the challenge?!). Both men continued and reached their targets at almost exactly the same time.

As this blog piece is being written, the event is still going strong and DJ Chris Tyas is almost halfway through his 1,000 track mix marathon (on target to finish at 5pm).

There is still time to donate online here and support the fantastic Comic Relief.

PS: All going to plan, you’ll see the St Stephen’s GRAND challenge featured on BBC 1 Look North tonight!

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