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Sports Lecturer Sets Out to Complete 30 Challenges in Her 30s

A sports lecturer at the University of Worcester is planning to complete three challenges in three months for the next 10 years, in a bid to raise thousands for charity.

Dr Andrea Faull has set herself the task of 30 challenges in her 30s.

Dr Faull, a Senior Lecturer in Sport and Exercise Psychology, said: “I just decided that I wanted to do something exciting and celebrate my 30s with 30 challenges.

“Some will be sponsored events, some more difficult than others but I can be sure that all will be something new, exciting and a personal challenge to me.”

Dr Faull, aged 30, completed the first of her three 2011 challenges last week, taking part in the Edinburgh Half Marathon and finishing in 2:00:35. The second challenge is an adventure race - 12km run, 20km bike, 1km kayak and an assault course in the Pippingford Estate, Sussex on Saturday, June 4. The third and final challenge for this year will be a 13,000ft Tandem Sky Dive on Friday, July 8.

“These first 3 of my 30 challenges are for two very good causes,” she said. “The Down's Syndrome Association is a great charity that does not receive the same support as some of the big charities. My Uncle had Down's Syndrome and so this charity is close to my heart. The second charity is Acorns, a children's hospice that provides care and support for children and young people who have life limiting or life threatening conditions. This too is a charity that is of special interest to me and my colleagues at the University of Worcester and I want to raise some money in memory of the beautiful Abigail Grace White.”

People can sponsor Dr Faull in her challenges at the following link: http://uk.virginmoneygiving.com/3in3challengeAndreaFaull 

She will be keeping the giving page up to date with pictures and videos documenting all of the challenges.