George, our very own ‘Man of Iron’
Most of us have heard of Obstacle Course Racing, with events such as Spartan, Born Survivor, Tough Mudder and Total Warrior, but we didn’t realise that a modest member of our school community, George in 9JJ, has been excelling in such events since February last year.
George has developed his fitness and skills and has had strong finishing positions, winning a number of junior competitions and moving on to completing a 15k adult competition, coming first in the under 18s category.
We are very proud to announce that George has now qualified to compete in the Obstacle Course Racing World Championships, representing the UK in the 13- 17 category, taking place in Canada in October.
He faces carrying a 40kg atlas ball for 7k then a 15k race. Challenging for anyone but when you only weigh 50kg it seems unbelievable!
George said, when he received news of qualifying “My first thought was that I’d get to go to Canada, then I thought that this was going to be the furthest and hardest course that I have ever done, but I’m really excited to take part and I’ll give it my best go!”
Everyone at Birchwood Community High School wishes you all the best George and we can’t wait to see how you get on.
George at jumping a 6ft wide fire pit just before the finish line.