Nov 6, 2020
Adam (Adz) Baird joined the GB Bobsleigh set up as a pilot
ahead of the 2019/20 sliding season.
He made his GB debut in Winterberg on the Europa Cup circuit
in December 2019, when he finished 24th alongside Lawrence
A serving member of the Royal Marines for 12 years, he began
his bobsleigh career competing for the Marines and the Royal Navy
Adz comes from an active sporting background, having competed
at national level in powerlifting - for which he has a 247.5kg
deadlift personal best in the 82.5kg category - as well as rugby
union and rugby 7’s for the Royal Marines and rugby league for the
Royal Marines and Royal Navy teams.
His time in the military has seen multiple deployments around
the globe, including a tour of Afghanistan in 2010.
In this episode we spoke about:
- It doesn't matter how fit you are, it's a state of mind
- Do you think that's why you have been successful across
- Do you think the Royal Marines has the hardest form of basic
- What possessed you to chuck yourself down the track the first
- Now that you have been given time to be a full time athlete by
the Royal Navy, do you think it's only a matter of time before you
- Do you think your background will give you an advantage?
- Where there any calamities on your first run?
- What respect have the Jamaican earned in your opinions?
- Why do you think GB has fallen under the radar?
amongst many others
You can learn more about Adam via his website baird-gb-bobsleigh.racing and connect with him
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