VIDEO: TV star Jeff Brown smashes ‘pane’ barrier for Pennine 10k
LARGER-THAN-LIFE star Jeff Brown has taken on a £10,000 challenge to run the Pennine Lancashire 10k.
The Burnley TV personality, who is the face of windows firm Safestyle UK, is set to go through the “pane” barrier to raise the cash for the Jane Tomlinson Appeal.
The lifelong Clarets fan, who is a matchday host in the corporate lounge at Turf Moor, was given the challenge by Burnley FC sponsors Premier Range.
Bosses at the firm laid down the gauntlet for Jeff by offering sponsor him £1 every metre he ran of the 10,000m charity race.
Now Jeff has been getting fit with the help of personal trainer Jamie Kennedy and has shed almost 4st in less than three months for his target of taking on the 10k in Burnley on Sunday, 2nd June.
Jeff, who lives in Burnley, said: “Premier Range doubted I would ever be able to do it, but I’m determined to finish it and get that £10,000 from them for Jane’s charity.
“I had my last sausage and egg butty on January 2nd and I’ve cut out all bread and potatoes since.
“I’ve restricted what I have been drinking and I’ve been training three times a week, walking and on the cross trainer. The weight has been falling off and I feel so much better.
“I’m actually really enjoying the exercise. It’s become a way of life, like food used to be for me. I’m the sort of person who wouldn’t have one bag of crisps, I’d want 15! But now at least I’m doing something that’s good for me.
“I’m really looking forward to race day – and I never thought I’d say that!”
Trainer Jamie, of Fitness Experience (FX) said: “Jeff is doing fantastically well. There is still a long way to go with his training but I am confident he will make it.”
In honour of Jeff’s famous catchphrase, the charity is running a special “You Buy One, You Get One Free!” offer for one week only.
Everyone who signs up for the run by April 1st will receive a special voucher code so a friend can join them for free.
To enter go to www.forallevents.co.uk and when asked ‘Where did you hear about us?’ select the BOGOF option. After you have registered, you will receive a special code via email to allow your chosen friend to enter, too.