Plymouth film student takes to a pole for marathon training
A FILM student has taken an alternative approach to marathon training.
Rob Green is planning to run the Plymouth Half Marathon with only 100 days training in aid of Plymouth Food Bank.
The Plymouth College of Art student is documenting his mission in short films as he plans to try out a variety of sports as part of his training, and his latest mission has been to try out pole dancing.
After his training session at The
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Art of Dance in Mutley, 33-year-old Rob said: "Thankfully there was no actual dancing – it was just tricks.
"I'm quite competitive so the fact I couldn't do it was really frustrating. Iit was really hard – so much harder than the girls make it look. They use their skin for friction as well.
"There was a trick I was doing called a half flag and I was getting really bad burns; trying to hold yourself on the pole with your legs is really painful.
I have new-found respect for the girls.
"It's definitely good for your fitness and strength. You just have to take the pain and grin and bear it to get anywhere."
Rob is also looking for a female presenter for the remaining 10 videos to help raise the profile of the challenge.
The videos are available to watch on Boomshank Production's You Tube channel where there is also a link to donate, and there will be a new video each week running up to race day on April 28.
For details on Rob's challenge visit www.boomshank-productions.com.