People & Events
A Choice, A Lifestyle, A Career.
In May you met the first cohort of Jack Wills' Fittest Brits. As the seasons shift, our gaze falls on six more sportsmen and women whose sports take them places where conditions are even more extreme. We're standing behind adrenaline junkies, intrepid explorers, snow-devotees and speed-chasers – those for whom, success is earned through early starts, self-discipline and lifelong commitment.
Having amassed more than 100 appearances as part of Bath Rugby's solid second row, Attwood has racked up numerous caps for England at junior and senior level too. Other than his unquestionable and world-class athleticism and rugby prowess, it's also Attwood's citing of Neville Longbottom as a childhood hero that has us championing him this season.
An Olympic gold medal winner and an all-round hockey superstar, Twigg will be enjoying a well-deserved rest from training over the coming months as she starts her legal career. Beating the Netherlands in the Women's Hockey Final in Rio was a career highlight, and we're interested to see what Twigg turns her hand to next.
2015 was a big year for Wallace – he finished third in the Junior World Championships and overall second in the Europa Cup. Having spent the summer training in Switzerland (where he skis off four-metre-high jumps into water), Wallace will be looking to better his placing this season and we're with him all the way.
A Help For Heroes ambassador and ex-marine, in November we see Nethercott setting off on an expedition which is the first of its kind. By making his way unassisted across the world's five largest islands he hopes to set a world record and raise money for Help for Heroes. If a journey that will span continents and climates wasn't enough, his planned route will wind through some of the wildest and still unchartered locations on the planet.
The world number two and with a gruelling schedule ahead, this para-skeleton powerhouse has his sights set on the World Championships in St Moritz in February. Having been the first resident at Help For Heroes' Tedworth House, Richardson hasn't missed a single training session or competitive race in his career. It's this dedication we admire and we wish him the best of luck for the season.
Selected for Britain's alpine ski team at the age of just 17, Thorburn became British Champion in only her third Ski Cross race. With World Cup races, the World Championships and Olympic qualifying all happening this year, we're proud to be supporting such an exceptional athlete.