John Bishop runs through Bexleyheath for charity triathlon
PUBLISHED: 14:45 02 March 2012
Comedian John Bishop ran through Bexleyheath today (Friday) as he completed the final leg of his 285 mile Sport Relief Triathlon, along with former footballer and Dancing on Ice star Robbie Savage.
The 46-year-old’s route took him through Bexleyheath Broadway at around 11.30am before heading up Crook Log and Park View Road.
He headed towards Welling and Greenwich before completing his challenge at Trafalgar Square.
He started the challenge, dubbed ‘Bishop’s Week of Hell’ on Monday with a bike ride from Paris to Calais before rowing 26 miles across the English Channel to Dover.
From Dover he ran to Gravesend, his base for last night and where he began the final leg of the triathlon.
He was joined along the way by a number of celebrities, including fellow comedian Frank Skinner, radio presenter Chris Moyles and his co-host Comedy Dave and TV presenter Dermot O’Leary.
Bexleyheath people were full of praise for John if Twitter is anything to go by.
Abby Sadler said: “Just seen John Bishop running through Bexleyheath, looks shattered poor man.”
Chris Deller said: “John Bishop just passed you in Bexleyheath....keep going Bish.”
Min Bedi, a 21-year-old Garage attendant,said: “I saw something outside and I thought what’s going on. I thought it must be a marathon. John Bishop was wearing shorts and a t shirt and he was going at a slow pace towards Crayford. There were cameras and a couple of people behind him.”He is hoping to raise enough money to pay for a vaccine against five deadly diseases for 250,000 children in Africa.
John was joined on the row by sports stars Andrew Flintoff and Denise Lewis as well as TV presenter Davina McCall.
To sponsor John visit www.sportrelief.com.