Shock tactics fail to halt BITZER's Total Warrior


03 August 2021
James Graham, centre standing, with the Total Warrior team

BITZER UK sales director James Graham completed an extreme challenge with a difference in aid of NHS Hospitals in Leeds.

In addition to jumping, swimming, climbing and running through a quagmire of mud, the Total Warrior course at Bramham Park involved getting zapped by electric cables.

"Getting over the nine foot vertical wall with over-hang was a challenge," said James. "However, running through the forest of dangling electric wires is something that life just doesn't prepare you for. It took a moment to psych myself up, but, once you are off and moving, there is no stopping!"

James’s seven-person team completed the 12km course in 2hrs 15mins, raising over £1,000 for the NHS.

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James Graham of BITZER UK

"The electrocution obstacle wasn’t half as bad as we thought it would be," he said. “There was of course mud, mud, and more mud. My waterproof socks proved to be really good at keeping water in my shoes, rather than out, which gave the rest of the team a laugh, as I kept having to stop and take my shoes off to empty them!

"BITZER colleagues were brilliant and provided tremendous support, sponsoring the team in aid of the NHS, which has done such as wonderful job over the past year and a half."

It was the first extreme event James had completed. Undaunted, however, he has already signed up for a Tough Mudder challenge – similar to Total Warrior but 4km longer – in September.