He inspires me – George’s Journey

“We make a living by what we get but we make a life by what we give.” – Winston Churchill

On the 19th July this year I stood next to a huge man at a Spartan Race training day in Cambridge and I asked him what his story was. George Trotter replied to me that he used to be a 27 stone, homeless drug addict and was determined to turn his life around.

Taking everything in my stride unaware of the impact George would have on the OCR Community.


Five months later, George has collected many medals, including the Tough Trifecta and is know known amongst the Obstacle Race Community as ‘The Gentlemen’ for the kindness and support he offers many other racers, even whilst he carts his 22 stone frame around the gruelling courses.

George is not obsessive about his weight but realises that he has an incredible dream that he wants to achieve and to succeed he needs to become stronger, fitter and obviously lighter.

George inspires people, he inspires me and even though he has to overcome more hurdles than most, he still keeps going.

‘The Gentleman’ in action at Judgement Day.


In 2015, because of the reasons given, I have volunteered to train George towards his goal of competing at the OCR World Championships. I will need support in doing this but not as much as the big man himself. I ask you guys to wish him well in the comments below in his journey, because at times…he will need it.

Thanks to Carl Wibberley, you will be able to read about his journey in Obstacle Race Magazine.

Let’s do this George!

17 thoughts on “He inspires me – George’s Journey

  1. I hope you both kick arse!! I hope updates are regular; can use George as inspiration: if the gentleman can do it, so can I!
    Dunno if there’s anything I can do to help but if there is, I will!!!
    Pob lwc!

    1. Thanks buddy.

      What did you have in mind?

  2. Best of luck with this challenge. I will be praying for you.

    1. Thanks Cheryl…I’ll pass this on! x

  3. What a guy! And I’m referring to both of you in that statement. I look forward to the updates and hearing about George continuing to kick some serious ass at future events #Booooom All the best George!

    1. Thank you! I can’t wait to help him on his journey! x

  4. Respect dude! George I can see that with some help you will achieve your goals! Hope we cross paths on an OCR course in 2015! Good luck!

  5. This is awesome. Good on you Stuart for providing your help and good on your George for grabbing life by the balls and teaching it that youre in control! I’ll see you both in the course somewhere next year.

  6. I also met George at Cambridge and was immediately impressed by his determination.
    I have seen him since a couple of times on some gruelling courses and am always confused and humbled by the big smile on his face.
    When faced by such determination, quitting is not an option.

    Keep putting one foot in front of the other and you will achieve your goals. Good luck to you both.

  7. Well done , I hope you reach all of your Goals, My Son Stuart will be a great inspiration and it works both ways Roll on 2015

    1. That he is and thank you for giving this world a man like Stuart who has done and is doing so much to help me hes a true inspiration and of great credit to you

  8. wow what an inspiration! I really look forward to following George’s journey! All the best George!

  9. Yo Big G. Good luck on all your future endeavors and dig deep buddy. I’m very proud to have you a a mate. Just remember that a lion never loses sleep over the opinions of sheep. Up and at em bro 👍

  10. Lorraine Pragnell January 7, 2015 — 9:24 pm

    What an amazing story. Good luck and look forward to hearing all about it. X

  11. I wish you all the luck in the world on your incredible journey, truly inspirational!

  12. such a fantastic achievement and wonderful support. Good luck in your training!! I’d love to have the balls to do an obstacle race x

  13. Amazing goes to show with the right mental attitude anything is possible, now go and smash it👏👏👏💪💪💪

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Google photo

You are commenting using your Google account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s

%d bloggers like this:
search previous next tag category expand menu location phone mail time cart zoom edit close