Friday, 17 April 2015

George finds his fighting spirit

A Telford legal support assistant is hoping for a knockout performance when he takes on an ultimate fitness challenge.

George Heron works for Martin-Kaye Solicitors, in Euston Way, and he has signed up for the latest season of Zero to Hero boxing.

He now faces ten weeks of gruelling training as part of the unique amateur boxing programme aimed at all kinds of people, whether they’re “white collar” workers, plumbers or IT consultants.

The initiative is designed to ensure each person taking part is both physically and mentally prepared for the final goal, to be a hero in the boxing ring.

“I’ve always been a boxing fan but I’ve never thought about getting into the ring before. So I saw this as a new challenge and decided to go for it,” said George, who will be raising cash for Hope House Hospice.

“At Martin-Kaye we have strong links with the hospice, so I’m very aware of the fantastic work they do there for the children, and I wanted to give something back. I’m also hoping I’ll be fitter than I’ve ever been before by the end of the training, and in peak condition.”

To prepare himself for the challenge ahead, George has already run the Stafford half marathon and he will now receive coaching from professional combat athletes with guest sessions from boxers, mixed martial artists and nutritionists.

Martin-Kaye senior partner Graham Davies said: “We’re all extremely proud of George and very impressed with his dedication he has already shown in preparing for the Zero to Hero challenge.

“We’re backing his efforts to raise cash for Hope House, and we’re hoping as many people as possible will support him during the programme.”

George will be posting video links of his training in the build-up to his big fight, and anyone who would like to donate should visit https://www.justgiving.com/HitmanHeron/

To find out more about the Zero to Hero project go to www.zerotoheroboxing.com

Pic:    George Heron from Martin-Kaye Solicitors prepares for the Zero to Hero challenge