This is Sparta! Meet our Team.Posted on July 7, 2015
Our fearless fundraisers are gearing up to participate in the Spartan Super – a 13km course with over 20 obstacles – at Spittal Farm, Edinburgh on 19 July. They’re taking on this battlefield of insane terrain and brutal obstacles all in aid of ProjectScotland. Meet our fundraising Spartans:
Our Spartan brothers are using the additional fuel of sibling rivalry to get them round the course this year. Michael completed the Spartan Sprint last year, catching news headlines and raising a whopping £661.25 for ProjectScotland. Jonny has entered the battlefield this year with a burning desire to prove he’s more Leonidas than his brother! Support them here.
Personal Trainer by day, Spartan Queen by night. Ania is chomping at the bit to test her mettle against these so called ‘obstacles’. Friends have been known to murmur about what state those 8ft walls might be in when she’s through with them. Fiercely determined, and ultimate team player, she’s been pushing out the burpee’s in preparation. Support her here.
Resident twitter guru at ProjectScotland headquarters, Jade has already completed the Spartan Sprint and Edinburgh Half Marathon in aid of the charity. Honorary team captain, she’ll be bringing a special kind of grit to the race (read: allergy to failure) and is regularly seen rushing from one physical activity to the next. You can support her fitness fanatics here.
Amelia is bringing her Aussie outlook to the Spartan race – ‘it’ll be fiiiiine’. Kickboxer, gym goer, and current wedding planner Amelia is no stranger to the rigorous task at hand. She plans to exploit her 5′ 9″ frame for everything it’s worth. Those walls and ropes won’t know what’s hit them. Support her efforts here.
John’s no stranger to the phrase ‘Spartan’. A current ProjectScotland Volunteer at Spartan Football in Edinburgh he’s made a lasting impression. In the process of finishing up his placement, starting his own business, and training for the race he’s bringing his boundless enthusiasm and determination to the team.
Adding another Aussie aspect to the Team, Ursula is shaking up the training by coming from a CrossFit background. While running isn’t really her thing, those sandbag carries and javelin throws have her name written all over them. She’s heading straight for that finish line and won’t let anything stop her leaping over the fire and getting her medal. Support her here.
Euan’s history degree puts him in the unique position of being the most spartan-knowledgeable team member, unfortunately that won’t come in useful during the course. We wouldn’t recommend throwing dusty history books at the fire for instance… He’s benefited from ProjectScotland’s volunteer programme personally and is taking on his first ever obstacle race as a big thank you. Support him here.
Our Spartan Team will run, climb, jump, and sweat it out to support young people in Scotland. You can make a difference too, donate online and your gift will help change a young person’s life.