Tough Test For Action Heroes
A FEARLESS foursome of sixth form students at Wisbech Grammar School have braved a daunting challenge to raise cash for a hospital ward.
Joshua Timms, from Wisbech St Mary, Oliver Porter, of Wisbech, Hamish Burrows-McGill, who also lives in Wisbech, and Jordan Burt, from St Germans – all aged 17 – competed in the ‘Tough guy’ event at Perton in Staffordshire along with 4,000 competitors from around the world.
Mud-soaked members of the four-man team forded icy ditches and leapt over hay bales in a ten-kilometre run, which included scaling a hillside in the slalom section, and they went on to negotiate the assault course.
The tough guys from the Grammar School were competing to raise cash for Ward C10 at Addenbrooke’s Hospital in memory of their fellow student, Jack Thulborn, and they hope to net more than �1,000 when the sponsor money has been brought in.
Joshua Timms said: “It was horrible. It was the hardest thing I have ever done, but it is a great achievement for all of us and team work pulled us through.”