Granddad feels heat with fridge run
Published 18/09/2011 | 15:51
A grandfather ran the Great North Run with a fridge strapped to his back.
Veteran Great North Runner Tony Phoenix-Morrison, 47, has already run the famous half marathon 15 times and feared people may not sponsor him this year unless he did something different.
The fridge was fitted with a set of speakers powered by a car battery, weighing about 40kg in total.
Mr Phoenix Morrison, who is a grandfather of one and father of four, said: "I was training for the race by running with kettlebells on my shoulders but injured myself.
"So I strapped on the fridge because I thought it would be more steady.
"A friend donated to me a marvellous piece of kit used for carrying ammo boxes during the Falklands, so the fridge is strapped on with that."
Mr Phoenix-Morrison, of Hebburn, South Tyneside hopes to raise more than £2,000 for youth football charity The South Tyneside Football Trust.
He said: "I didn't think I would get much sponsorship if I just ran it, because everyone knows I can run it."
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