On 23rd March 2018, Anett Poscai, Sport & Exercise Science student, took a team of 9 athletes to compete in the East London Tough Mudder 5k. The team are part of the Sport Brighton community and competed to raised funds for PoTS UK.
This event sees participants work together as a team as they make their way around 13 obstacles- such as climbing walls, cargo nets, high rings and the delightfully named ’giant a-hole’!
Anett said “to successfully carry through this challenge, participants must engage themselves in a specific training programme”. Despite being a busy student (and mum!) Anett devoted some of her free time to training the team “I was able to work with the team prior to the event to help them to develop their strength, endurance, power and determination. It also gave me the opportunity to develop my coaching skills and put the theories of sport and exercise science into practice”.
Before the race Anett submitted a successful application for a Little ECHO grant which helped with some of the costs of attending the event. “We had a great day, and all successfully completed the course. We worked together as a team and represented a wide range of physical backgrounds and fitness levels. The eldest member of our team was 72 years old.”
Anett was especially pleased that the team were able to fundraise for PoTS UK. You can read more about the organisation here: http://www.potsuk.org/