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Wolverhampton paramedic to row 3,000 miles across the Atlantic for charity

Tom Hodgson will row 3,000 miles across the Atlantic Ocean. Credit: West Midlands Police

Tom Hodgson, a paramedic from Wolverhampton will row 3000 miles across the Atlantic Ocean this December for the Talisker Atlantic Challenge.

The Challenge is one of the toughest, that consists of over 20 teams aiming to be the first to row 3,000 miles across the Atlantic Ocean.

Tom will be part of a four-man crew named ‘Square One Atlantic Team'.

The team are raising money for Rape Crisis England and Wales and Sport For Freedom charities.

Nerve-racking pictures - fundraisers jump off Birmingham building!

Brave fundraisers drop from the top of iconic building

The Wesleyan headquarters in Colmore Circus Credit: Birmingham Mail

Brave fundraisers are taking part in a thrilling daredevil drop from the top of Birmingham's most iconic buildings, in aid of Birmingham Children's Hospital.

Wesleyan, the financial services specialist for professionals, are hosting a 'rap jump' from the top of its headquarters today.

Unlike abseiling, participants go down head first, with those who have nerves of steel, doing the 120ft drop in one leap!

The money raised will be used to enhance ward and clinic environments for children and young people at the hospital.

Wayne Rooney tweets Amy Hughes ahead of 53rd marathon

A runner from Shrewsbury who has already broken a world record for the most consecutive marathons run by a woman will complete her 53rd marathon challenge in 53 consecutive days later.

Amy Hughes will complete her final marathon in Manchester later Credit: Amy Hughes

Wayne Rooney tweeted her yesterday.

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What is takes to complete 53 marathons in 53 days

Amy Hughes Credit: Amy Hughes/Facebook

A runner from Shrewsbury who has already broken the world record for running the most marathons in consecutive days is nearing the end of her challenge.

Amy Hughes has five more of the 53 to go.

But what does it take to accomplish this challenge?

  • Amy burns between 2,500 - 3,000 calories a day
  • So far, after 48 marathons, she has ran 1258.5 miles
  • She has raised £18,000 for charity
  • She is on her fifth pair of trainers

Amy Hughes completes 21st Marathon in Leicester

Today, Amy Hughes completed her 21st Marathon in 21 days in Leicester Credit: Amy Hughes/Facebook

Amy Hughes cooled off with a well-deserved ice cream in Leicester after completing her 21st Marathon in 21 days.

The Shrewsbury 26-year-old aims to run 53 Marathons in 53 days to raise money for The Isabelle Lottie Foundation.

Amy broke the world record for the most consecutive marathons run by a woman, when she crossed the line in Nottingham on Saturday.

Having raised nearly £7,000 so far, the charity runner will take on Peterborough tomorrow.

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