Stag Lane, Chorleywood,
Herts. WD3 5HR.
Tel: 01923 282095.
E-mail: admin@chorleywood.herts.sch.uk
Headteacher: Mrs Rebecca Roberts

Chorleywood Primary School

Nathan Fox - GB Triple Jumper

 

On Thursday 19 September Nathan Fox, Great Britain Triple Jumper, came into Chorleywood Primary School to run a sports circuit with all children from Reception to Year 6. The circuit consisted of a continuous minute each of Leg Drives, Press-ups, Star jumps and Spotted Dogs. The children thoroughly enjoyed taking part in the sports circuit with Nathan, even if they were shattered afterwards!

Nathan then hosted an assembly where he talked about his Triple Jumping career and how he made it into the Great Britain squad. This was very inspiring for the children, as he wasn’t great at sport when he was young, and he highlighted that you can become anything you want to be if you work hard enough towards it.

Nathan also demonstrated his hop, skip and jump to the children, as well as sharing some of his training exercises with the children. His personal best is 16.37m, which is longer than our school hall!

Nathan has just graduated from Brunel University and is now keen to focus his efforts on training towards the Olympics in Rio 2016!

We would like to thank all of the children and their families for being a part of this amazing event and raising almost £1500. Well done to all of our participants!

Nathan also gave the children and opportunity to ask some questions;  here are some of them: -

  • How many hours per week do you train?  6 days per week and 4 hours per day
  • What is your favourite football team?  Arsenal
  • What is your favourite colour?  Red
  • Is Triple jumping your full time job?  At the moment yes, but I have just graduated from Brunel University so will hope to take my sport further now.
  • How tall are you?  6ft 3’
  • Can you eat what you want?  Off season yes, in season, no burgers or chips!
  • Is it hard to focus in a huge stadium?  Yes, but encouragement from the crowd gives me an extra boost.
  • When did you start participating in sports?  10-11 years old
  • Do you ever get nervous?  Yes!  All the time but it is a good thing as it prepares your body for the event.
  • What is the hardest thing about the triple jump?  Keeping momentum to make each part the longest it can be.

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