George Rogers Training Update

by TheBox Adventure

George Rogers Training Update

Call that a holiday?!

Although I’ve been on holiday, I have still been training and working hard  to stay as fit and well as I can. If you haven’t seen the holiday training video on Facebook or on YouTube, it’s very awesome and you should watch it. Here is a link to the Facebook page: 

Long distance pushes & pushing too hard Since I’ve been back, I’ve been training extremely hard at all the aspects of Head2Home and also at my swimming, as the new season all kicks off in September. Part of the training that I’ve been doing is a lot of long distance pushes. In my most recent long distance push, my Uncle Dean and I were meant to be going all the way from Hengitsbury Head to Sandbanks Hotel (8 miles) but we only got to the 5 mile mark. The reason for this being that we had a little hiccup with my racing chair. While pushing along the seafront I kept hearing frequent clunks from my right wheel and as I looked down at the wheel I saw that the entire pushing rim had come off! Obviously my Uncle Dean and I stopped and we spent about 30 minutes trying to fit the rim back onto the wheel. But it wasn’t to be. We had to admit defeat and go home after just 5 miles. Thankfully the problem is fixable and I should be ready to roll again soon.

Looking good Also on my Facebook page you can see lovely photos and videos of me sporting some very cool new bits of kit. Land and Wave, my sponsors, has very kindly  given me some very cool kit to train in and to wear on the big day! I would like them to know that I am very grateful and I’ve been wearing it at every opportunity!

George with Kit

I would like to thank everyone following my journey now, as I don’t think I have been doing it enough. Without everyone behind me, this challenge would be nothing. 

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George Rogers- Training Update

by TheBox Adventure

George Rogers- Training Update

A Good Samaritan Saves the Day Following the hand cycle disaster you will have read in my earlier post, I put a plea out online for anyone who could help. Thankfully, Mark Higgon from Team Hybrid kindly responded and I now have a fantastic, fully functioning loan hand cycle. It’s far better than my own, with more gears than you can shake a stick at - 27 in total! It’s been really hard to get used to the new hand cycle and difficult to sort out which gear is best for different surfaces like hills etc. However, I’ve been out on it quite a lot this week and despite the blisters and bruises things are looking up! 

Work & Play

After a great training session on Saturday morning with the new hand cycle and managing to complete the entire section in less than an hour (hills and all!) I headed to London to see the Sainsbury’s Anniversary Games.  And to have 2 much needed days off training. As you can imagine this was very inspiring and despite how hard this challenge can be, the games themselves, and watching the athletes, made me want to do it even more.

Battling the wind

Racing wheelchair training has also gone well this week and with the great weather I have finally managed to get out on the beach to do it - windy but great. The whole wheelchair section of the challenge took just over 40 minutes, which is great but I do wonder just how it will feel when I try and put all these sections together on the big day!

Support Keeps Me Going

As you can see from this post everything is looking up. I will keep you all updated. Thank you all for the amazing support and sponsorship so far, I really, really appreciate it.

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