IAN FLANNERY'S SIT-UP CHALLENGE
Ian Flannery's New Year's resolution was to get his abs sorted out before
his end of tour in Afghanistan. T
o make the best start possible on New
Year's Day he attempted to complete two and a half hours of non-stop
sit-ups. His motivation to reach this goal is to raise money for the
Captain James Philippson Trust Fund in memory of his fallen friend.
Having completed four months in Afghanistan as an Operations Officer
with an intelligence unit, Ian has been working hard on his fitness
and strength training in the forces Gym, but had been looking for a
challenge to follow up his partcipation in the Marathon des Sables
in April 2012.
Ian had managed a best of 3000 continuous sit-ups
so far and had completed 1000 weighted sit-ups (with a 15kg plate on
his chest), but had to go further for this challenge.