Published on May 1st, 2012 | by Adrian Simpson0
Office Kid vs Yukon Ultra marathon Runner up: The Office Chair Challenge
Two Days to go and the mood is intense! Two British challengers; one from London, one from Newcastle, are representing Blighty in the Office Chair Racing World Championship. However, before they even reach the event they’ll be taking part in a race of their own. Robert and Tim will be battling it out to reach the finals first with such fervour and intent that mainland Europe won’t have seen the like of it since Operation Overlord.
Each desperado will be trying to outwit and outpace their rival, complete with their office chair, in a bid to prove the most resilient and resourceful character – one is an arctic explorer, the other a PlayStation addict battling with his weight. Are we looking at another Susan Boyle moment?
Name: Tim Williamson
Occupation: Lab Technician at Newcastle University
Fitness Regime for the Chair Race: Currently non-existent! Watched Chariots of Fire if that counts. I should be ok from the Yukon though.
Office Chair Name: I haven't thought about that! I'll get back to you.
Office Chair Modifications: 4 point seat belt. improved inline castors. weight reduction.
What is your plan for winning the office chair race? I am one of the worst tourists in the world. I know zero French and zero German therefore I will be relying on my natural wits and charm to get food, shelter, and more importantly, directions.
Office Chair Journey: Tim’s journey has been set for him by Lazy Gamer – and is solely based on sending Tim as far and as wide as possible. Seriously though Lazy gamer will be sending Tim to as many countries as he has had hot meals, going through France, Luxembourg, Belgium, Holland, and numerous others before arriving in Germany for the Office Chair Race.
Name: Robert Dawson-Goodey
Occupation: Aspiring Intern.
Fitness Regime: Has moved from getting the Lift to walking up the stairs at work. Hardcore!
Office Chair Name: Skills on Wheals!
Office Chair Modification: What we modify them? Flossy never told me that!!
What is your plan for winning the office chair race: Na planning is overrated, I'll just wing it and see what happens!
Office Chair Journey: In sharp contrast to that of Tim’s journey, Rob will be going on a much more direct route. However Chillisauce have tasked him not to spend a penny for travel. This means no trains, planes or automobiles, just his wits, social media and optimism to hitch hike to Laichingen.
The race should be an interesting one and you can keep up to date by following #officechairchallenge on twitter and the blog. Tim and Rob will be tweeting throughout the journey.