6 Mar

Bishop Prevails In Week Of Hell

John Bishop Week of Hell

John Bishop successfully completed a gruelling Week of Hell as he finished his third marathon in consecutive days. The comedian, who was suffering from shin splints and severe exhaustion, covered 290 miles as he cycled, rowed and ran from Paris to Trafalgar Square in 5 days.

The Liverpudlian was taking part in the trans-European triathlon for Sport Relief and has managed to raise £1.6 million for the charity. A charity spokeswoman said Bishop had been 'in a really bad way' towards the end of the final day's running and required regular ice treatments and massages during the marathons.

Starting off in Paris, Bishop embarked on a solo 185 mile cycle to Calais. After this, he was joined by celebrities Davina McCall, Freddie Flintoff and Denise Lewis as he endured a row across the English Channel. On the concluding leg, Bishop set off from Dover beach for the first of three marathons. Approaching Trafalgar Square, the comedian was greeted by hundreds of fans and entered to the sounds of Liverpool anthem You'll Never Walk Alone.

Upon hearing of the amount raised through his exertions, Bishop commented: "That's just blown me away. That money's going to change lives. It's going to change the lives of people we don't know." You can still sponsor John by visiting the Sport Relief website.