Gruelling 24 hour Duathlon for Fitness Instructor

How does cycling 25 kilometres and then running 5 kilometres sound?  What about, if, once you had done that you did it again and again and again for 24 hours?  That’s exactly what Glen Bevan is planning to do to raise money for the Torbay Holiday Helpers Network (THHN) later in the year.

Glen works at the Winners 2000 gym in Torquay where he’s been a fitness instructor for 3 years.  Glen got the fitness bug around 10 years ago after suffering a collapsed lung and has never looked back.  Good friends with Luke Tillen, Founder and Chairman of the THHN, Glen said “I’m always looking for a  new challenge.  I know a lot about the THHN and the great work that Luke and his team do and wanted to do something myself to help raise money for them.  I decided it had to be a pretty tough challenge if people were going to sponsor me and thought that the tougher I made it the more money I should be able to raise.  That’s the theory anyway.  Luke is an old friend and I couldn’t think of a better charity to support.”


The event itself will take place in the Winners Gym in Torquay and Glen is hoping for plenty of support in terms of sponsorship, cheering him on and generally helping to keep him awake.  The challenge will last for 24 hours and Glen will only stop for occasional food and comfort breaks along with a couple of leg massages along the way.  Glen added “I’ve never done anything like this before but I’m incredibly determined and love a challenge.  As well as raising money for the THHN I hope it will help raise awareness of the work that they do. At Winners 2000 we’re great supporters of Luke and the THHN and very passionate about helping in any way we can so that the THHN can provide as many of their wonderful holidays in this great area to people who are having a really tough time.  The more people who find out about what they do, the better.”

The date of the event will be announced later but it is expected to be in early December depending on other events that Glen is involved with. For all the latest go to the THHN Facebook page where you’ll find all you need to know.  In the meantime, Glen has set up a Just Giving page so if anyone would like to sponsor him on this incredible challenge go to

To find out more about the THHN and Winners 2000 visit the THHN website at or find either organisation on Facebook.