Boy trains with an Iron­man su­per­star

Whitsunday Times - - LOCAL NEWS -

CAL­LAM Ogilvie-Al­cock did not spend his week­end like most other 12-year-old boys.

He re­ceived the Hamil­ton Is­land Cre­at­ing Ex­tra­or­di­nary Award for his out­stand­ing sport­ing and aca­demic achieve­ments at St Cather­ine’s Catholic Col­lege.

For his prize, Cal­lam had cho­sen a per­sonal train­ing ses­sion with dual Olympian and seven-time Iron­man Cham­pion Ky Hurst on Hamil­ton Is­land.

His fam­ily also reaped the ben­e­fits with two nights’ ac­com­mo­da­tion on the is­land.

Cal­lam is an avid sports­man, rep­re­sent­ing St Cather­ine’s at the Queens­land Ti­tles in ten­nis and the Queens­land triathlon ti­tles for two years now.

Olympian Ky Hurst said he was very im­pressed with Cal­lam’s ef­forts on Satur­day.

“I trained just as hard as he did when I was a kid. It was great to train with Cal­lam and im­part some of my tips and tech­niques and things I wish I had done when I was young,” he said. “I have no doubt that Cal­lam will con­tinue to ex­cel on the sports field and in his aca­demic pur­suits.”

Cal­lam said it wasn’t ev­ery day you got to meet and train with an Aus­tralian Iron­man.

“Ky had some re­ally great ad­vice on what he has learned as an Olympic cham­pion and com­pet­ing at Iron­man events,” he said.

Lo­cal stu­dents from the Whit­sun­days are be­ing re­warded with money-can’t-buy ex­pe­ri­ences, thanks to a new award pro­gram de­vel­oped by Hamil­ton Is­land.

“The Hamil­ton Is­land Cre­at­ing Ex­tra­or­di­nary Awards are part of the is­land’s com­mit­ment to the lo­cal Whit­sun­day and Proser­pine com­mu­ni­ties. As one of the re­gion’s big­gest em­ploy­ers, Hamil­ton Is­land is con­stantly on the look­out for ways we can give back to lo­cal schools, com­mu­nity groups and sport­ing or­gan­i­sa­tions,” Hamil­ton Is­land CEO Glenn Bourke said.

Cal­lam was the sec­ond re­cip­i­ent of the award with sev­eral more avail­able and of­fer­ing ex­tra­or­di­nary ex­pe­ri­ences such as per­sonal cook­ing lessons, pho­tog­ra­phy work­shops and a spec­ta­tor spot at Audi Hamil­ton Is­land Race Week.

MINI ME: Ky Hurst with Cal­lam Ogilvie-Al­cock.

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