A NESTON man battled through seven mental and physical challenges in 24 hours for charity.
Steve Holliman has raised more than £300 so far for children’s cancer charity CLIC Sargent after winning the 24seven Challenge adventure event.
It saw Steve and other competitors and teams make their way through seven physical and mental challenges in the 24-hour event, which took place at Lake Windermere in the Lake District on October 10 and 11.
It began with the composition of a jigsaw map, which revealed directions to a mini duathlon and kayak across the lake, completing cube puzzles along the way.
The afternoon saw Steve take on six challenges which included an obstacle course in the forest, mountain bike trails and some more unusual tasks, including Frisbee golf, climbing walls and mathematical equations.
Sunday morning began bright and early with a 6.30am wake up call for an orienteering challenge which saw them trawling across the Yorkshire Dales.
The event’s final task required everyone to float a ball to the top of a cylinder by extracting water from the lake.
Steve said: “The weekend was absolutely superb in all aspects and it is a great way to raise money and awareness for CLIC Sargent.
“ I met some fantastic people on the individual challenge and we all agreed that it was just as enjoyable to compete solo as in a team.
“I was thrilled to win and would encourage others to sign up next year and give it their best shot.”
Steve, 36, is embarking on a year-long mission to raise £5,000 for CLIC Sargent. In order to do this he is taking part in 10 sporting events in 2010, including the London Marathon as well as triathlons, duathlons and half-marathons.