An oar-some way to help flood recovery
AN upper Calder Valley fitness trainer is hoping to channel some of his flood frustrations into something positive.
Marc Chrysanthou has been unable to return to his Hebden Bridge home for over three months after it was badly flooded, but rather than dwell on that fact he is planning a “dry-athlon” on Sunday, October 28, to raise funds for the Upper Valley Flood Relief Fund.
Mr Chrysanthou, who runs F4 Fitness at Dean Hey Country Business Park in Cragg Vale, said: “I run my own fitness studio, so I am always looking for a bit of a challenge and organising a dry-athlon seemed quite a good concept.
“We have been unable to live in our house for over three months because of the floods and I just feel like I have got to keep busy. For me, this event is a way of channelling some of the frustration into something positive.”
As part of the dry-athlon, Marc will do 7.5km on a rowing machine, run 10km on a treadmill and complete 40km on an exercise bike.
Experienced climber Marc, who lives at Stubbing Square in Hebden Bridge with his wife Judi, said: “I have been an academic teaching in public health for 20 years and I have recently started this fitness business, so it’s a new direction for me.
“I got the idea to do a dry-athlon from when I was training to be a fitness instructor. There was an ex-RAF Sergeant on the course who used to do triathlons to raise money for Help For Heroes and with all the flooding we have had a dry-athlon seemed to be quite an appropriate event to do.”
To sponsor Marc, search for “F4 Fitness” on Facebook, visit www.f4fitnessffff.com, call 07984460572 or email email@example.com.
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