He’s Done It

1744 metres in 40 minutes and with 71 throws. Yesterday I successfully threw the club a mile in under an hour to complete my Sport Relief challenge. The weather was as kind as can be expected for this time of year, and there was a great turn out to cheer me home at Gateshead Stadium. My furthest throw was just under 28 metre, with my shortest being 17.50 metres, but consistensy was the key and I averaged around 25 metres which ended up being more than good enough.

I started to feel the pace halfway through and was worried at one point that we might run out of markers (we had 72), I did it with a few pegs to spare and before my body seized up.

The media coverage has been tremendous and the sponsorship is still coming in. Here are links to the various articles about the event:

http://www.chroniclelive.co.uk/north-east-news/todays-evening-chronicle/2010/02/24/stephen-miller-throws-a-mile-for-sports-relief-72703-25904487/

http://www.bbc.co.uk/sportrelief/news/240210_miller.shtml

http://news.bbc.co.uk/local/tyne/hi/tv_and_radio/newsid_8531000/8531134.stm

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