Davina's 7 day challenge

Davina McCall took on the BT Sport Relief Challenge: Davina - Beyond Breaking Point - a gruelling seven day ordeal to raise money for Sport Relief.
  • video Davina McCall will be ‘going the extra mile’ this Sport Relief by taking on the BT Sport Relief Challenge: Davina - Beyond Breaking Point
    Tim Guest
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    Last updated: 19 March 2014, 18:14 GMT

    The toughest challenge of Davina’s life saw her run, swim and cycle over 500 miles from Edinburgh to London - entirely under her own steam.

    Starting in Edinburgh on Saturday 8th February and finishing in London on Friday 14th February, Davina battled saddle sores as she spent over 47 hours peddling; conquered a life-long fear of open water swimming and burned over 10,000 calories per day as she expended every last ounce of energy to reach London.

    How you can help

    • Davina still needs your support following her Beyond Breaking Point challenge. You can sponsor Davina at sportrelief.com/Davina
    • You can also ‘Go the extra mile’ like Davina, by taking on your own Sport Relief challenge. Enter a running, swimming or cycling event now at one of over 1,000 locations across the UK at sportrelief.com

    When I first started training for this challenge, I cried every day for a fortnight."

    Davina McCall will be ‘going the extra mile’ this Sport Relief by taking on the BT Sport Relief Challenge: Davina - Beyond Breaking Point

    On embarking on her challenge, Davina said: “When I first started training for this challenge, I cried every day for a fortnight. My body’s not built for an endurance challenge of this scale, and I’m absolutely terrified of open water and I can't run!! But no matter how tough it gets, I just keep thinking it's nothing compared to the struggles the women I’ve met in Kenya have to live through. Thinking of them will be the thing that keeps me going when things get tough, and I know every penny I raise will really make such a massive difference to people’s lives. I’m doing this for the girls.”

    The BT Sport Relief Challenge: Davina – Beyond Breaking Point isn’t the first challenge BT has sponsored. From Red Nose Day’s 2009 Kilimanjaro climb to John Bishop’s Week of Hell and David Walliams’ Thames swim, BT has always gone the extra mile to make a huge difference.

    Davina will be the voice of BT’s Speaking Clock from Monday 27th January until the 23rd March, during which BT will donate 10p to Sport Relief for every call made to the BT Speaking Clock from a BT landline*. If that wasn’t enough, BT is also declaring Thursday 13th February ‘Dial for Davina’ day, where BT will kindly donate 1p to Sport Relief for every call made from a BT home phone line, BT business line as well as every call made from a BT payphone**.

    Watch Davina’s challenge:
    Thursday 20th March on BBC One - 9pm

    Tim Guest
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    Last updated: 19 March 2014, 18:14 GMT

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