A GYM in Portishead has raised an impressive £6,000 during a charity event for Palestinian medical aid.

Epic Martial Arts and Fitness launched the challenge last Thursday (July 13), which was to ride either 10 miles on a bike, run four miles or carry out 250 burpees every four hours for either 24 or 48 hours straight. 

Starting at 8pm, the challenge finally finished at 4pm on Saturday, July 15.

This was followed by drinks, burgers and music from a live DJ.

A spokesperson from the gym told the North Somerset Times: "The weekend was a huge success!

"We had 39 people in take part in total. 15 took on the full 48 hours whilst the remaining 24 opted for a gruelling 24 hours. 

North Somerset Times: £6,000 was raised.£6,000 was raised. (Image: Epic Martial Arts & Fitness)

"There was a complete mix of approaches. For example a couple of guys ran four miles every four hours for 48 hours and stuck with a single discipline all the way where as some mixed it up.

"Our Epic Gym Portishead co owner and creator of the challenge completed the challenge be alternating between a four mile run and 250 burpees every for hours.

"The fund raising is still going but as it stands we are fast approaching a total of £6,000 for medical aid for Palestinians."

Written before the event, the challenge details on Facebook reads: "Best part is we are doing this for a charity, at Epic we take pride in helping others. The charity is, Medical Aid for Palestinians (MAP) UK Charity, works for the health and dignity of Palestinians living under occupation and as refugees.

North Somerset Times: The challenge was a huge success.The challenge was a huge success. (Image: Epic Martial Arts & Fitness)

"They provide immediate medical aid to those in great need, children being priority. while also developing local capacity and skills to ensure the long-term development of the Palestinian healthcare system.

"MAP's vision is a future where all Palestinians can access an effective, sustainable and locally-led system of healthcare, and the full realisation of their rights to health and dignity."

The spokesperson adds: "It was humbling to watch individuals dig deep and come together to work through such a tough challenge.

"The majority of the participants started every four hour round from the gym on Harbour Road in Portishead. They supported one another each day through the late nights and early hours of the morning."