CLAUDIA’S WORLD RECORD BID
A LOCAL World Record Breaker has swung to victory for Cancer Research UK
Claudia Hobbs is a personal trainer and local mum of two living in Great Missenden.
In June this year, her father, Jack Hobbs, was diagnosed with terminal lung cancer.
As a non smoker and healthy 70 year old, the shock of the medical diagnosis was immense.
Very soon after, Jack lost the ability to walk due to a secondary cancer and sadly lost his battle with cancer on October 14.
Jack leaves behind many who love him including, his wife Thais, 4 children and 4 grandchildren. He will be sorely missed.
Completely powerless to stop the progress of her father’s disease, Claudia wanted to help others who were suffering or who had family or friends who were affected by cancer. One in two of us will have some form of cancer in our lifetime and the investment into research for a cure is becoming increasingly critical.
Claudia decided to take on a huge challenge to raise money for Cancer Research UK – and while she was it it, she decided to break a world record
The record was for the heaviest weight lifted by kettlebell swing in one hour (female). The previous world record stood at 23,834.9 kg and was achieved by Megan Kelly in Todmorden, UK, on July 16 2017.
CrossFit Chiltern, where Claudia works, hosted the event on December 8 where members of the gym crowded round to watch the attempt.
In one hour, she managed 30,060kg of weight in 1,387 kettlebell swings, 26% more than the standing record!
To date, nearly £7,000 has been raised and more is coming in every day as locals support the achievement.
Claudia said: “I just wanted to do something that would make some small bit of difference and I know my dad was watching proudly as I sweated my way through the hour.
“No one should suffer as he did with no hope of improvement. I also wanted to demonstrate that if you put your mind to it, the body is an amazing thing…what once seemed impossible actually becomes achievable.”
You can make a donation to Claudia’s effort at https://www.just giving.com/fundraising/crossfit chiltern
Success – she achieves a world record
Claudia with the kettlebell