A SWINDON runner is attempting to break a Guinness World running record without going anywhere.

Chelle White is determined to not only break the female world record but the overall record for the most miles run on a treadmill in 48 hours.

And she will need to run more than 251.79 miles to succeed.

“My reason for doing this is to show people that no matter who you are or your background, you can do what you want with determination and passion,” she said.

Her determination to complete it isn’t to just break a record but to raise money for the charity Doing it for Dan.

The charity set up in memory of schoolboy Daniel Climance, who died five years ago, gives grants to clubs, organisations and families based in Wiltshire and its neighbouring counties. It pays for sports equipment, kit and other associated costs to enable children to take part in sporting activities.

Chelle said: “48 hours is a long time but rather short in the scheme of a lifetime that we have to make a difference in this world, which is why I wanted to do this for charity and specifically for Doing it for Dan as it’s a fab charity that enables children to achieve their potential in sport where it is their passion.”

Her challenge is happening at Anytime Fitness gym in Old Town on November 20 at midday. Gym manager Tom Edmonds said “We’re delighted to be supporting Chelle with her world record attempt.

“We are always looking for ways to support our local community and charities and Doing it for Dan is a brilliant local charity that really works with our values. As a 24/7 club it’s great that we can facilitate this kind of challenge and we’re looking forward to seeing Chelle give it her all in support of this fantastic cause.”

Chelle has been undergoing a gruelling training programme to prepare for the challenge and has been receiving help from a number of local fitness professionals including Danny Clayton of Swindon based DC-Injury Clinic.

Doing it for Dan is inviting people to take part in their own personal 48 challenge by registering for its virtual event MY48 which will be running through November.

Founder Helen Hancock said “ to show support for Chelle we would love people to get involved in MY48 and register to take part in their own MY48 challenge – to be clear we are not expecting anyone to run for 48 hours like Chelle. A MY48 challenge could be to run for 48 minutes, to do 48 keepie-uppies or press ups each day of November or to cycle for 48 miles. We are so proud and incredibly grateful to Chelle for undertaking her amazing 48 challenge, particularly given the impact that Covid-19 has had on our ability to fundraise this year”

To take part visit doingitfordan.enthuse.com/cf/my48