Tough Guy challenge


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 and Hamish Burrows-McGill, both of Wisbech, and Jordan Burt from St Germans – all aged 17 – competed in the ‘Tough Guy’ challenge 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 10km 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 Cambridge 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.

Jack sadly died in November of leukaemia aged 16.

Speaking about the challenge, Joshua said: “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.”