Pride in George, our Man of Steel, after his success in Canada
On 4 October, George travelled to Canada to compete in the Obstacle Course Racing World Championships, representing the UK in the 13- 17 category. We have news back from George’s mum and she is right when she describes George as proving himself a ‘true athlete’.
George’s mum says:
“The competition course was insanely tough as was the weather, torrential rain and 7degrees, which made grip in the races and ropes and metal rigs nearly impossible! The 50lb wreck bag carry finished a fair few much older than him off but George dug in and did it. He completed obstacles he’s never even seen before and ones he has but these were on a totally different scale.
Day 1 was the 3k with 25 obstacles and an opportunity to try some for the first time. George picked up penalties on 4 obstacles but still finished in a time of 3.17.05 which placed him 21st in his age group (13-19).
On day 2, George took on the 15k. This involved 47 obstacles and over 3,300ft of climbing. An outstanding performance meant he picked up just 3 penalties on the whole course finishing 42 in age group (13-17) and 1164/2262 of all age group athletes.
Day three offered a change of focus as George ran a 7k course with around 20 obstacles and 1,600ft of climbing, to give something back and play his part in raising CAN$20,000 for The Make a Wish Foundation.”
Three days, three races, 20 kilometres, 6,000ft elevation, 90+ obstacles and three well deserved medals. Now ranked world age group 21st in the sprint distance and 42nd in the standard, George has a solid platform on which to build for the future. What a star, we are so proud of you George!