CLAUDIA GOES FOR WORLD RECORD
A STRONG-WILLED Amersham mum is attempting a World Record to raise money for Cancer Research UK.
Claudia Cooke, a personal trainer and mum-of-two from Amersham, is on a mission to get herself into the Guinness Book of Records by lifting 24,000 kg in one hour, using a kettlebell swing.
The record-breaking challenge is part of a fundraising campaign by the team at CrossFit Chiltern as they aim to raise £10,000 for Cancer Research UK.
Claudia’s attempt at the record will take place on November 24, following another fundraising event, Battle Cancer, held in London Olympia on Saturday October 20. The crossFit Chiltern team will be a part of 150 teams competing to complete seven workouts each, all with the goal of raising as much money as possible to support the cancer charity.
Earlier this year Claudia’s dad, Jack Hobbs, was diagnosed with Stage four lung cancer. Having never smoked and being an active and healthy 70 year old, the diagnosis came as a shock. The cancer had spread to his spine and within a week from diagnosis, his mobility was severely compromised by the spinal tumour.
Claudia Cooke said: “I want to help in any way I can to re-balance this war against cancer and to show how awesome and resilient the human body is when we are determined and focused. I want to make my dad proud and help other people that are also suffering.”
The current Guinness World Record for the heaviest weight lifted in one hour using a kettlebell swing, stands at 23,834.9 kg and was achieved by Megan Kelly, also from the UK, in July 2017.
For more information on the CrossFit Chiltern’s effort or to donate, visit: www.justgiving.com/ fundraising/crossfitchiltern
Claudia Cooke from Amersham trains for her world record attempt
Claudia and her father Jack