Coach King is setting a fierce pace in gym challenge

TEAM Bath AC’s senior endurance running coach Paul King doesn’t only preach good practice to his running group – he leads by example.

In a bid to make a positive contribution to the war in the Ukraine King, who still competes in the veterans over 65s age group, has embarked on an all-action, seven-day fund-raiser.

Action man: Team Bath AC coach Paul King

“From this morning I have set myself the challenge of completing all the scheduled gym classes for a whole week, 27 in total, based at the YMCA Gym in Bath,” said 66-year-old King.

“The funds raised will go to YMCA Ukraine to help with all their important activity during this time of turmoil and suffering.”

King, who has been a member of the YMCA for many years, got cracking with a 6.45am Power Yoga session first thing on Monday and will finish on Sunday with the very appropriate Restorative Yoga class.

“So far, so good,” said King. “Although it starts to tell when you do the circuit and body pump sessions!”

Barely 48 hours into the challenge King had already been pledged £1,000 so by the end of the weekend he is hoping to increase that significantly.

To make a donation to the cause log onto: https://www.justgiving/fundraising/paul-king66