James Holborn

(aka Jim or Ragnor)

Athletics, Shotput and Discus

@jimholbornjr_official

“Shotput and Discus are my main events in athletics. I got involved with athletics about 4 years ago and joined Gateshead Harriers AC, I still compete for the club and I am also a throws coach and athletics official”.
Jim takes part in many other sports and competes in Hammer and Javelin. He also completes in heavyweight events at the Highland Games along with training with the Invictus Games UK team in sitting volleyball, wheelchair rugby, weightlifting and more athletics.

When asked about his greatest sporting achievement, Jim says: “It would have to be my most recent, the 2019 Mey Highland Games with 4x 1st places 2x 3rd places and also the overall champion”. His most immediate goal is to qualify for the Team UK 2020 Invictus Games team and then to attend the 2020 Highland Games and defend his titles.

Favourite Manuka Sport product: “To be honest I love all the products, but this year the hydration powders have been perfect for my events, the gels are great on the move or added to breakfasts”.

Favourite Food and Drink: “Food has to be Mexican or Pizza and drinks I love my coffee or an ice cold pepsi”.

The last Great North Run that Jim did he prepared for with the stag-do of his brother-in-law, meaning he could hardly walk days later for the wedding! #planningfail