The only way is up in marathon challenge

A vertical marathon takes place at the Foundry Climbing Centre in Sheffield where a group of climbers fro Devon were raising money for Cancer Research UK. From left, Paull Jennings, Cherry Bedford, Justin Timms and Robin Offer
A vertical marathon takes place at the Foundry Climbing Centre in Sheffield where a group of climbers fro Devon were raising money for Cancer Research UK. From left, Paull Jennings, Cherry Bedford, Justin Timms and Robin Offer
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INTREPID rock climbers scaled the heights of a city climbing wall as part of a marathon mountain challenge.

Paul Jennings, 31, and Robin Offer, 28, both from Devon - visited Sheffield’s Foundry Climbing centre in Mowbray Street as part of their seven day Everest Challenge.

The aim of The Big Vertical Marathon Tour was to climb the height of a marathon - 26 miles and 385 yards - or five times the height of Mount Everest at seven climbing walls in seven days.

The duo were raising money for Cancer Research UK and reached Sheffield on day six.

Neil Bentley, manager of the Foundry said: “The lads climbed up our wall 330 times each which took them nine hours.

“Despite their obvious discomfort and fatigue they put in a sterling effort on their Foundry leg.

“Both Paul, Robin and their belaying team showed great motivation for what was a very tough challenge.”