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Thursday 25 July 2013

'60 at 60' fundraising challenge

Reporter Jonathan White, Crewe

Ben Reinhardt and his bicycle - 60 at 60

Ben Reinhardt, from Crewe, successfully completed a '60 at 60' fundraising challenge to mark his 60th birthday. On the day of his birthday - Sunday 21st July 2013 - he swam 60 lengths at Nantwich outdoor swimming pool, cycled 60 km and ran for 60 minutes.

The retired former Bentley Motors employee set up the challenge to raise money for Leukaemia and Lymphoma Research - - who are the only UK charity solely dedicated to research into blood cancers, including leukaemia, lymphoma and myeloma.

Ben said, "Unbelievable - I did it . I started the first length of the pool at 10.10am, then started the cycle ride at 11.30am finishing at 2.30pm before doing  my run at 2.50pm finishing on the dot at 3.50pm. All told about 40 minutes changing time was taken so 5 hours in total - not bad for an estimated 45 miles. I would like to give a big thank you to all the helpers, spectators, and donators - all the training was worth it in the end as the charity will benefit by £400 and every penny will be used to help the fight to beat blood cancers."

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