02:02AM, Wednesday 18 December 2013
Advertiser chief executive Jeremy Spooner and Magnet Leisure Centre manager Chris Hall went head-to-head in a light-hearted sporting duel to help people across the town have a happy Christmas.
They were the latest competitors in the 10:10 Cracker Challenge hosted by the Magnet to raise money for the Advertiser's annual Cracker Appeal, which funds Christmas parties, day trips and group events for the elderly and children with learning disabilities.
The challenge sees competitors spending 10 minutes each on the cross trainer and exercise bike in the centre's gym - with the winner being the one who goes the furthest distance.
It proved a close run thing. Chris edged ahead on the cross trainer managing 1.66 miles in his 10 minutes while Jeremy covered 1.49 miles.
On the bike Jeremy covered the equivalent of three miles in his 10 minutes but Chris was just ahead at 3.07 miles. The total 'distance' covered was 4.73 miles for Chris and 4.49 for Jeremy.
No-one was complaining though. The challenge has so far raised £300 for the cracker Appeal.
Jeremy said: "Well done to Chris Hall and although it is a personal best for me he was just too good. It's brilliant that the Magnet contributes to the Cracker Appeal like this."
If you would like to take part in the 10:10 Challenge contact the Magnet.
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