Administrator faces the ups and downs of a burpee marathon
Some may consider them crazy, but a group of valiant volunteers are undertaking a non-stop burpee marathon - and one of them is a member of our very own School of Management.
For those unaware of what a burpee is, it is a form of aerobic exercise where one first jumps into the air, lands in a squat position with one's hands on the floor, extends into a plank position, does a press-up, then repeats. They are as gruelling as they sound, but the participants aim to do them in relay throughout the days and nights until they complete the distance of a marathon (26 miles and 285 yards).
James Boyd, formerly an undergraduate and postgraduate student at our university and now Programmes Co-ordinator for the School of Management, will be taking part in the challenge, organised to raise money for Leicestershire hospice LOROS and the Queen's Medical Centre in Nottingham. They also hope to make this a Guinness World Record attempt.