Tony the Fridge's 24 hour run

Tyneside man Tony Pheonix-Morrison is better known as Tony the Fridge. He runs for the Sir Bobby Robson Foundation with a fridge on his back. This challenge though is his toughest yet. 100 miles in 24 hours

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Tony 'the fridge' finishes 24 hour challenge in style

Tony 'the fridge' Morrison finished his challenge on Newcastle quayside last night. He ran 60 miles in 24 hours with a fridge weighing 42kg strapped to his back.

His efforts have set a new World endurance record.

Tony, who last year ran the equivalent of 30 Great North Runs in 30 days with the fridge on his back, was greeted by cheers from supporters and well wishers as he completed his final lap.

He says it wasn't about setting records, it was about raising money and awareness for the charity.

Celebrations all round

Newly-weds ask for a photo on the Millennium bridge over the Tyne Credit: Tony Phoenix-Morrison

Tony 'the Fridge' Morrison has been inundated with requests for photographs as he makes his way around the Newcastle/Gateshead quayside. But even he admits to being surprised when these newly-weds asked him to pose with them for one of their wedding pictures.


19 hours and still going

Tony 'the fridge' takes on some well needed refreshments from his wife Janita Credit: ITV

19 hours into his gruelling challenge Tony 'the fridge' Morrison says he has been overwhelmed by the support he's received from the public.

A team of volunteers have kept him going through his challenge and scores of well wishers have taken to Newcastle/Gateshead Quayside to cheer him on.

At this stage he looks unlikely to finish the 100 miles in 24 hours, but he will still set a world endurance record for the most miles covered in 24 hours while wearing a fridge!

Tony the Fridge takes on a new challenge

Now many of us like to get out and about at weekends, enjoy the fresh air or do something energetic.

One Tyneside man is taking that to the extreme, as Tony Phoenix-Morrison is running 100 miles in 24 hours to raise money for the Sir Bobby Robson Foundation.

This task is difficult enough for anyone, but Tony has earned himself a bit of a reputation for doing things the hard way.

To explain, Kenny Toal joined him on Newcastle's Quayside for the start of the challenge.

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