News arcticle on Chris Hunter.

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  1. ..and you're still nuts!!!!! :D

    Could you re-post the link to the sponsorship page please?
  2. Biped

    Biped LE Book Reviewer

    I'll echo PTP - you're off your rocker bloke!

    Bl00dy good effort, and I sincerely hope you make it to the end!

    Donation to follow.
  3. Mad as a box of frogs. :)

    I'll gladly throw a tenner in. Since it's for a good cause might it be worth sticky-ing a thread with a link for donations at the top of the page?
  4. Poof! Why not put on some diver's boots as well?

    Suitable donation being made to you.Good luck with it!
  5. Chris Hunter was running the Marathon in a full EOD Suit (75lbs of plates and kevler). All for a great charity - BLESMA. If you don't know about BLESMA as anyone who has lost a limb.

    He did it in under 7 hours -deserves a BUMP and if you haven't yet given its not too late.
  6. Dear All,

    Thanks so much to all of you who supported and or sponsored us in our attempt to raise £100,000 for BLESMA - the national charity for limbless serving and ex service men and women. This is just a quick line to let you know the London Marathon Bomb Suit Challenge was a success and thanks to Ian Madgett beasting me around the 26 mile route, I managed to cross the finish line in the 75lb suit in 6hrs 56mins. It was very, very unpleasant but definitely worth it.

    I went through about 12 litres of fluids and my core body temperature went up to 39.7 degs, which for those in the know is 0.3 degs away from permanent tissue damage. I also had to swallow a micro thermometer and transmitter prior to the race, and obviously what goes in has to come out, which in my books was worth 100 grand in sponsorship in itself!!!

    We’ve raised just over £2000 so far, so only another £98000 to go!!! To that end, any further personal contributions would be greatly appreciated. Please give generously by following the link: or sending a cheque made payable to ‘BLESMA’ to: Blesma, 185-187 High Road, Chadwell Heath, Romford, Essex RM6 6NA. Please write ‘London Marathon Bomb Suit Challenge’ on the back of the cheque.

    Thanks and Best Wishes


    PS. I almost forgot: The run is going into the Guinness Book of World Records as a new category: “Fastest Ever Marathon in a Bomb Disposal Suit” so anybody who fancies doing something a little ‘alternative’ next year, please be my guest and have a shot at setting a new world record. I’m not sure I’ll be doing it again!
  7. Great effort Chris,

    I really hope this is getting media in the UK and round the commowealth.

    If people get to hear of this they will support it.

  8. Fair play to you Chris. That must have been tough!
  9. Unbelievable! It's amazing that anyone would go through that for any reason, let alone just to help someone else! It's banded about far to often but I think you are a real Hero.

    I'm actually a little ashamed that you've "only" got 2ks worth of sponsorship!

    But well done, really well done!