Alton Towers casualty Joe Pugh in training
Many will remember the horrific incident of 2015, which saw Joe Pugh, his girlfriend Leah Washington, Vicky Balch and Daniel Thorpe suffer serious and life changing injuries in The Smiler crash at Alton Towers.
Joe shattered both of his kneecaps, and has been working with PTs and physiotherapists to regain and maintain strength in his legs. It is through these sessions that he has discovered Xrunner, and he’s now made it his mission to complete the upcoming Wild Warrior event to raise money for a cause now very close to his heart.
In his own words, Joe describes how OCR has become part of his rehab plan, and for a brilliant cause too.
Alton Towers accident casualty Joe Pugh in training for Xrunner’s Wild Warrior event – the ultimate rehabilitation target! Joe is raising money for Yorkshire Air Ambulance.
For most of us, training for one of the UK’s toughest obstacle races is enough of a challenge, but when you’ve recently escaped with your life from one of the most notorious theme park accidents ever, sustaining horrific injuries, well that just makes Joe Pugh a bit of a hero in our eyes! We had about a hundred questions for Joe, but he’s been through enough of an ordeal already, we gave him a break and just asked a few, read his interview here:
Full Name: Joe Pugh
Age: 20, will be 21 when participating in the event.
Date of accident at Alton Towers: June 2nd 2015
Age at time of accident: 18
City where you live: Barnsley SouthYorkshirewildwarrior