Treadmill to cop 24-hour workout

TEST AHEAD: Lisa Limpus and Mitch Terrick  prepare for the gruelling 24-hour treadmill challenge.
TEST AHEAD: Lisa Limpus and Mitch Terrick prepare for the gruelling 24-hour treadmill challenge. Vanessa Jarrett

LISA Limpus is organising an event very close to her heart.

The event, through Anytime Fitness, is a 24-hour treadmill challenge which will raise money to support Suicide Prevention Australia.

"For me I am a survivor of three suicide attempts, it's something that is obviously very close to my heart,” Lisa said.

The idea of the event is to raise $1500 and keep a treadmill going for 24 hours.

"I will be here for the full 24 hours. I am registered as the champion,” Lisa said.

"Some people might choose to walk or run, it's up to them.

Fifteen-minute slots can be bought for $15. All slots must be filled for the event to be a success.

"You can sponsor someone else so if you don't want to walk or run it they can,” Lisa said.

"Businesses and anyone can donate, really.”

While the number of kilometres that will be clocked up on the treadmill is unfathomable, Lisa is confident in the event and will be there for the long haul.

"I'll keep monitoring it and jumping on when there is no one,” she said.

"It'll be 1am to 5pm that will be the hardest.

"But at the end of the day I have been through it and I also recently lost a family member to suicide so walking on a treadmill is easier than what their family is going through.”

More than 280 Anytime Fitness clubs will be taking part in the nationwide event with the aim to raise $5000 for the cause.

Anytime Ftiness Biloela manager Mitch Terrick is on board for the event and said he would be helping Lisa where he can.

"I am also a depression and suicide survivor,” Mitch said.

"My boss asked if I would be interested and I said it was a good idea.”

Topics:  anytime fitness suicide awareness suicide prevention treadmill

Stay Connected

Update your news preferences and get the latest news delivered to your inbox.

Whole Qld town needs 'drug diversion', says Magistrate

After several hours of dealing with drug matters, magistrate snapped

Preserve our town water

The water tank on State Farm Road will undergo some repairs.

Works to start on water tank

Local Partners

'What gig?' Drummer left out of Powderfinger reunion

IT was the reunion gig that quickly became the talk of music fans across the nation.

FINAL PHONE CALL: Princes’ regret over last words to Diana

Prince William and Prince Harry have opened up about their mum, Princess Diana, in a new documentary. Picture: ITVSource:Supplied

Two princes regret rushing the last phonecall with their mother

OPINION: Splendour reached peak glitter

Courtney Smoulden and Dylan Barker sporting some of the extensive glitter available at Splendour in the Grass 2017 near Byron Bay.

2017 is, officially, the year of Splendour in the Glitter

Karl Stefanovic breaks his silence on divorce, new love

Karl poses for Stellar’s July 23 issue. Picture: Steven Chee Source:Stellar Magazine

Stefanovic on his marriage breakdown, new girlfriend

What's on the small screen this week

Matty J and Osher Gunsberg in a scene from The Bachelor.

WINNERS will be crowned on MasterChef and Australian Ninja Warrior.

Beauty blogger’s horribly racist product review

Popular beauty blogger run off the internet for racist comment

Financial scandal destroys alternative community

Families who gave thousands to be a part of an alternative community at Mt Burrell, west of Murwillumbah, are now trying to recover their investment. Picture: Jamie Hanson

Dream Utopia turns into a nightmare

Mum buys $900,000 apartment for her 8-year-old son

Tania Katsanis beat another couple of homeowners to secure the winning bid.

The apartment was a 'bargain' as the property market bottoms out

Townhouses planned for Nicklin Way site

CBRE's Brendan Robins and Rem Rafter on site at Wurtulla.

Prime 1.5ha Sunshine Coast property set for town homes development

Owner tells of ghostly goings on at old Mackay pub

GHOST STORIES: Several people have died at the Mirani Hotel

Owner says pub is 'definitely haunted'

Ready to SELL your property?

Post Your Ad Here!