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NEWS: Tough Guy 2019Tough by name and tough by nature, 25 Whitgift students braved the cold weather for one of the toughest obstacle races in the UK


Date published: Fri 1 Feb 2019   Category: Co-Curricular


The endurance event in Wolverhampton, first held in 1986, was established with the aim of raising money for charity. Approximately 1,500 people from 27 countries took part this year, with 25 Whitgift Sixth Form students and two members of staff joining the event. The 8 mile course consisted of 300 obstacles, including jumping over fire and navigating through electric wires.

Mr Thomas Nicholls, Head of Initial Teacher Training, raised £505 on behalf of Rape Crisis. He commented, “The boys showed immense camaraderie throughout the day. From sticking together in their tight-knit packs and helping one another over each of the obstacles, to giving dry clothes and blankets to those who had just finished, the boys certainly have done themselves proud.”

Upper Sixth Former Jacob Murray stated, “The teamwork from everyone was admirable, many people helped me throughout the course when I was really struggling. I think if I were to do it again, I’d like to help other people as they had done for me!’

Well done to all the participants that took on this physical and mental challenge, and for their determination in finishing the course.

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