“We make a living by what we get but we make a life by what we give.” – Winston Churchill
On the 19th July this year I stood next to a huge man at a Spartan Race training day in Cambridge and I asked him what his story was. George Trotter replied to me that he used to be a 27 stone, homeless drug addict and was determined to turn his life around.
Five months later, George has collected many medals, including the Tough Trifecta and is know known amongst the Obstacle Race Community as ‘The Gentlemen’ for the kindness and support he offers many other racers, even whilst he carts his 22 stone frame around the gruelling courses.
George is not obsessive about his weight but realises that he has an incredible dream that he wants to achieve and to succeed he needs to become stronger, fitter and obviously lighter.
George inspires people, he inspires me and even though he has to overcome more hurdles than most, he still keeps going.
In 2015, because of the reasons given, I have volunteered to train George towards his goal of competing at the OCR World Championships. I will need support in doing this but not as much as the big man himself. I ask you guys to wish him well in the comments below in his journey, because at times…he will need it.
Let’s do this George!