Last weekend, Mr Beecham, Senior Deputy Head, took part in the National Finals of the GRIT Championships, hosted by international fitness group ‘Les Mills’ at Twickenham Stadium in London. The competition required teams to complete a relay of weights-based exercises in the fastest time possible and in simultaneous competition with the other finalists.
Having qualified for the locally-assembled team through Perdiswell Leisure Centre, Mr Beecham and his teammates were one of the four fastest entries from all over the United Kingdom and were subsequently invited to compete for the UK title. On the day itself, the Perdiswell Team completed the relay challenge in record time, winning the competition, and seeing off the second-placed team from Northumberland by over forty seconds. Following numerous early morning training sessions, Mr Beecham and his three teammates were delighted to be crowned UK GRIT Champions in front of a packed audience of fitness enthusiasts.