Wendy walks into the record books
Press release issued: 14 August 2003
Bristolian grandmother Wendy Watson, has walked 100 miles in 24 hours - with a little help from therapists at Bristol University's Centre for Sport, Exercise and Health.
Last month, Wendy became the 1001st person to walk 100 miles in 24 hours under the strict rules of the Centurion Club. Her average speed was 7 km/hr (4.4 mph).
Wendy was helped in her preparation by the University of Bristol's sports medicine experts, John Stephenson, Senior Sports Physiotherapist, and Rupert Penny, Sports Massage Therapist.
She also used the 120m indoor training track located on the fourth floor of the University's new Centre for Sport, Exercise and Health, and received personal training from Shane Cook at his Chandos Road gym, 'Activ8'.
Wendy said: "I have never walked this far and this fast without suffering post-walk problems with legs, hips and back. Thanks to the help I received at the University Sports Medicine Centre, I was totally injury-free."
Wendy started walking ten years ago to raise money for displaced people in the former Yugoslavia. Most of these refugees are still living in appalling conditions. Wendy would now like to raise at least £1001 to continue the work being done by dedicated nationals.
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