If there’s any guarantee as you launch yourself into a bobsleigh with your brake man it’s that one way or another you’re going to make it to the end! Hurtling down the icy track at speeds that would get you a fine on a UK motorway takes 100% commitment, focus and nerve. Something that this episode’s guest has in spades.
Sergeant Adam Baird of the Royal Marines joins me to discuss his ambitions for making the Great Britain 2-Man bobsleigh team for the 2022 Beijing and 2026 Milan Olympic games. Splitting his training between his home gym and the facilities at Bath University, the current pandemic has done nothing to help in his preparations. Coupled with having to raise money to fund his expenses and equipment costs, there’s a lot that stands in his way to realise his dream.
But there’s no whinging or whining from this guest. Adam views these as mere obstacles in the way and as many top class athletes discover, he can only control the controllables! Committed, passionate and with a lifetime of sporting prowess behind him, I get the sense that no matter what the trials along the way, we’ll be cheering Adam on at the Olympics very soon!