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Weʼre raising £25,000 to help build the Christian Hobbs Gym at The Heart of England Community Boxing Club

Rugby, UK

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What is The Hobbs Challenge?

In memory of the late Christian Hobbs, who tragically passed away on boxing day 2017, we present The Hobbs Challenge. The Hobbs Challenge is a project organised by Staff and Students to raise money for The Christian Hobbs Memorial Gym at The Heart of England Community Boxing Club. We hope to raise £25,000 for the club by undertaking sporting, cultural or academic challenges. These challenges are listed below. It is our hope that hundreds of challenges are undertaken for the cause. To find out more, please watch the video below.

To find out more about the cause, please watch this short video from The Heart of England Community Boxing Club

Completed Challenges

1. Rawlinson Bracket Sportive - Peter Thomas - 25th February 2018

2. Cotswold Cyclo Sportive - Peter Thomas - 11th March 2018

3. Cotswold Spring Classic Sportive - Peter Thomas & Mike Thomas - 2nd April 2018

4. Paris Marathon - Alex Thomson - 7th April 2018

5. London Marathon followed by The Crick Run - Andrew Siggers - 22nd April 2018 (Andrew came 26th in the London Marathon before returning to Rugby to take 1st place in the 10 mile Crick Run in the same day)

6. 24hr Laps of The Close - Whole School - 28th-29th April 2018

7. Milton Keynes Marathon - Ben Welch - 7th May 2018

8. Silverstone 10k - Andrew Siggers - 9th May 2018. (14th Overall)

9. Blisworth 5 mile - Andrew Siggers - 18th May 2018

10. Northamptonshire ‘Spires and Shires’ Ultra Marathon (35 miles) - Andrew Siggers - 20th May 2018 (1st place and a new course record!)

11. 'St Begas Ultra Trail Race' Ultra Marathon (36 Miles) - Richard Horner - 27th May 2018

12. Rugby 6 mile - Andrew Siggers - 23rd May 2018

13. Ryton 5 mile - Andrew Siggers 24th May 2018

14. Hilly Hundred Club relay event (10 legs approximately 10 miles each) - Andrew Siggers and Kenilworth Runners - 27th May 2018 (1st Place)

15. 100 Miles in May Running Challenge - Tim Day - End of May 2018

16. Hereford 10K - Alex Burge - May 2018

17. Blenheim Triathlon - Issy Turner and Sarah Bibby - 2nd June 2018

18. Bosworth Standard Distance Triathlon - Andrew Siggers - 3rd June 2018 (2nd place overall)

19. Two Castles 10k - Andrew Siggers - 10th June 2018

20. Southfield - Two weeks of Random Acts of Kindness

21. Chicken Nugget Eating Competition - Emmanuel & Saskia - 27th June 2018 (won by Saskia, who finished her 50 nuggets in 20 minutes).

22. 50 Park Run's - Tim Day - End of June 2018

23. Leamington 1/2 Marathon - Martin Denness - 1st July 2018

24. Swimming the Channel in the School Pool - Matthew Gray (Solo) - 26th July 2018

25. Ironman Copenhagen - Mark Forth - 19th August 2018

26. Autumn Wolf Run - PJ Green, Katie Donaldson, Peter Thomas & Annabel Purves - 2nd September 2018

27. Climbing Mt. Etna - Will Hawksworth and Harry Higgins - 22nd-25th September 2018

28. Venice Marathon - Andrew Chessell - 28th October 2018

29. Alpha Wolf (4 Wolf Runs in a Year!)- Kim Thompson - 3rd November 2018

30. Eton and Windsor Half Marathon - Izzy Hobbs - 17th November 2018

Challenges Planned

Chilli Monologue Challenge - Kim Thompson, Tim Coker, Andrew Chessell, Simone Hancox & Kyle Arrowsmith - Date TBC

Staff vs. Student Dodgeball - Dates TBC

Swimming the Channel in the School Pool - Town House (Relay) - Date TBC

Rugby Ultra Challenge - a 6 hour race on the Central Railway Line - Tim Day in June 2019

And much more to come...

Please note: The Hobbs Challenge is organised by the Staff & Students of Rugby School. All proceeds (apart from the 5% JustGiving fee and any card processing fees) will go to The Heart of England Community Boxing Club. Please also note that this is a crowdfunding page as the Boxing Club does not have charitable status. The Hobbs Challenge is registered with The Fundraising Regulator through Rugby School. If you have any further questions, please do not hesitate to get in contact with us through this page. We will do our very best to answer any queries.

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  • The Hobbs Challenge2 months ago
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    2 months ago
    Update from the Page owner

    Dear All, Thank you so much for your support. We're delighted to have raised £8,656 thus far! With more challenges to come, including Andy Chessell undertaking the Venice Marathon this Sunday, we hope to make it to at least £10,000 by the end of 2018. This sum would be a major help to the Heart of England Community Boxing Club, who continue to do amazing work in our community. Please do continue to like, share and post about the challenge and don't hesitate to get in touch if you are interested in getting involved yourself!

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  • The Hobbs Challenge5 months ago
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    5 months ago

    C23 – Leamington ½ Marathon – Martin Denness – 01.07.18 What a day to run my first half marathon, middle of a heatwave, start delayed by 45 mins and finishing shortly before midday in temperature of 26c! After feeling comfortable up to 14km, I really started to struggle at 16-17km. Fortunately the last 4km was largely flat or slightly downhill and although the last 2km was tough I knew I had to complete it for those supporting the Hobbs Challenge through me. I finished with a time of 1:50:18 and in the top 25% which I was really pleased with.

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  • The Hobbs Challenge6 months ago
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    6 months ago

    Challenge 11 - St Begas Ultra Trail Race - Richard Horner - 27.05.18 - Challenge Report - Running for 37 miles between Bassenthwaite & St Bees in Cumbria, with 2000m total ascent. I finished 67/132, so one place below the top half which is my usual aim in these events. Foolishly I wore a new pair of trail shoes, insufficiently broken-in, and suffered from the half way point with really painful and disgusting blisters. But it was a great day out, and thoughts of Christian and the Hobbs Challenge kept me going through the pain.

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Page last updated on: 12/6/2018 1:09 PM



  • pagendam family

    pagendam family

    Dec 6, 2018

    donation instead of christmas cards and SF Christmas/thank you gifts (2018)


  • Willow Stobart

    Willow Stobart

    Dec 2, 2018

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    Nov 29, 2018

    Good luck with this great cause.


  • The Tobin family

    The Tobin family

    Nov 26, 2018

    Thinking of the family A wonderful tribute xxxx


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