Neck injury halts dancing marathon

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A Bradford on Avon man who has been trying to complete a charity challenge by dancing from John O’Groats to Land’s End has been forced to postpone again.

Ben Hammond, 34, said: “I suffered a recurrence of an old neck injury and, coupled with preparation issues around our support cyclists, I took the decision to wait until things are organisationally and physically in better shape.”

The former St Laurence School pupil started his 800-mile journey to raise money for charities supporting children in Burma on August 13 but was hit by a drunk driver after passing through his home town in October.

Despite suffering concussion and a head injury requiring stitches he continued until Taunton before a foot injury forced him to stop.

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6:40pm Fri 15 Feb 13

goateatingtroll says...

The man who injured himself from John o' Groats to Land's End for charity.
The man who injured himself from John o' Groats to Land's End for charity. goateatingtroll
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11:39am Sat 16 Feb 13

Mrs Donnyfly says...

What sort of dancing is he doing to be having all these injuries... breakdancing? May I suggest a more leisurely waltz for the remainder of hischallenge.
What sort of dancing is he doing to be having all these injuries... breakdancing? May I suggest a more leisurely waltz for the remainder of hischallenge. Mrs Donnyfly
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2:37am Mon 18 Feb 13

beetawix says...

Walking without due care and attention comes at a price.
Walking without due care and attention comes at a price. beetawix
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