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VIDEO: Fundraiser targets 100 sports in 100 days

Monday 17 July 2017

VIDEO: Fundraiser targets 100 sports in 100 days

Most people would struggle to name 100 sports, let alone try them all - but one local primary school teacher has vowed to do just that as he embarks on 100 sports in as many days to raise money for the Teenage Cancer Trust.

Chris Fancourt is over two weeks into his challenge, having already tried his hand at triathlon, rollerskating and even pétanque.

Video: Chris eases into his charity challenge with a triathlon on day #1.

When asked where the idea for the challenge came from, Chris replied: "I’ve always loved sports; I ran the marathon last year and I cycled Italy eight years ago so I like challenging myself."


Pictured: Chris trying Crossfit on Day #13 of his challenge.

It seems as though part of the challenge was coming up with 100 sports to try - but, determined to reach his target - Chris is even travelling to Norway to try some of their local sports.

The upcoming weeks will see Chris try chess, armwrestling and even bobsleigh in the German underground hospital in aid of the Teenage Cancer Trust which supports young people diagnosed with cancer. Posting on his JustGiving page, Chris writes that the Trust "is a fantastic charity that does so much for youngsters with cancer." Speaking about his relationship to the charity, Chris said: "The Teenage Cancer Trust has always been close to my heart, because I had cancer when I was younger."

Day #100 will see Chris run the last leg of a team marathon with his colleagues from school.

To support Chris' fundraising efforts, visit his JustGiving page.


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