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12:00 AM 25th March 2024
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Young Athlete Ellie Horrocks Takes On World Record Attempt For Blood Cancer UK

 
Ellie Horrocks
Ellie Horrocks
Ellie Horrocks, a determined 19-year-old competitive athlete from Brighouse, is gearing up for a monumental challenge on World Health Day next month.

Ellie, who is well-known for her remarkable athletic achievements, is attempting to break the world record for the most chest-to-floor burpees in 24 hours, all in support of Blood Cancer UK.

She will be tackling this testing task at the 606 Strength & Conditioning Gym in Wharfedale Road in Bradford on April 6 and 7.

The inspiration behind Ellie's extraordinary challenge is deeply personal. Her grandfather Tony’s battle with Stage 4 Hodgkin’s Lymphoma, diagnosed in April 2022, drove her commitment to make a meaningful impact. The event, aptly named Burpees for Blood, aims to raise awareness and funds for Blood Cancer UK.

Ellie's target is not only to beat the current world record of 8116 burpees but also to raise £8117 in donations.

Her determination extends beyond personal goals as she seeks support from local businesses to make a difference in the fight against blood cancer. Ellie is asking businesses to contribute to this special cause and be a part of her world record attempt.

Ellie's athletic prowess is well-established, with achievements including completing the Ironman 70.3 in Lanzarote, running a marathon in an impressive 3:37 minutes, and securing the title of First Female in The Brutal Triathlon. Her dedication to pushing physical boundaries for a cause speaks volumes about her character and commitment to making a difference.

Ellie has started a Just Giving page for donations.