11 February 2016DJ Greg James swims through pain barrier!
The presenter is attempting to complete a triathlon a day for five consecutive days around five different United Kingdom cities - including Cardiff - to raise money for the charity.
Water temperature was just four degrees and after 30 minutes, Greg's body ran the risk of hypothermia which left him struggling to walk. "I feel strong and positive this morning, but yesterday was harder than it was supposed to be", said the DJ, who suffered excruciating cramp live on air yesterday evening. And this morning they've been scraping ice off equipment outside!
"To quote The Weeknd, I can't feel my face, it's so cold". "I can't believe that I'm still doing this". When you are in a auto you don't understand how hard the hills can be on a bike, so I think that will make the Valleys interesting. "Parts of the body are agony and my neck has had to be strapped up to keep me going".
Greg, who admitted the challenge had proved tougher than expected but said the cause was keeping him going, added: "I was going up one of the hills in the city and my brain was going "come on then, get those legs up" and my calves went "no mate, not going to happen" and they stopped working". He was very cold, obviously.
His support team had to keep him upright. Cheering him on today were band All Time Low, who will be running alongside him this afternoon as he pounds the streets of the city and joining him in the studio for his radio show from 4pm on Radio 1.
Greg's challenge will see him run, swim and cycle in indoor and outdoor conditions, facing rising fatigue and extensive muscle damage as he repeats his demanding schedule day after day. Greg has passed the half way mark of BBC Radio's Gregathlon for Sport Relief and is on day four in Sheffield. Members of the public are being asked to support the Gregathlon through text donations or sponsors.
Greg's challenge finishes in far less hilly Norwich tomorrow and is ahead of the Sainsbury's Sport Relief flagship games in Sheffield in March.