Gruelling marathon for lifeguard
A LIFEGUARD from the Royston Leisure Centre has completed a gruelling marathon on top of a treadmill. Kevin Holt, who works at the leisure centre in Woodcock Road, took part in the challenge to raise funds for Royston s mayor Lynn Berry s two designated
A LIFEGUARD from the Royston Leisure Centre has completed a gruelling marathon on top of a treadmill.
Kevin Holt, who works at the leisure centre in Woodcock Road, took part in the challenge to raise funds for Royston's mayor Lynn Berry's two designated charities - Meldreth Manor School and the Royston Day Centre.
Kevin ran 26.2 miles on one of the centres treadmills in just under three hours.
He said: "I am a keen athlete and had to train very hard for this challenge. It was a challenge, but I had done all the correct training.
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"This was my first marathon so to complete it in under three hours is a great achievement. I have been told that it is twice as hard to run a marathon on a treadmill because you can not stop for a rest and have to keep going."
However, Kevin is no novice in the world of athletics. The 25-year-old who lives in Hitchin is a regular triathlete for Milton Keynes Athletics Club and has also represented Great Britain.
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He also said that he would continue the fundraising and is thinking about swimming the English channel.
The leisure centre has already raised £300 for the mayors charities after they donated the funds from its first anniversary open day.
Nicki Powell who works in the centres marketing department said: "Kevin's marathon went down very well and this is certainly the first time that a lot of people have witnessed something like this.
"It's a marvellous achievement especially as he was also raising money for charity. Completing a marathon on a treadmill is extremely hard work.