Oldest Kicker in town'
Macartney, the oldest member of ProKick, led the final day
of bootcamp around Belfast on Wednesday (June 21).
The longest day of the year dawned early for the 58 year old veteran
as he was handed the reigns of the punishing three-mile run by head
coach Billy Murray. He put the rest of the ProKick early risers
through their paces during the demanding 6.30am run – and
then heaped on the misery pushing them to the limits in a tough
series of gym exercises.
“Desi has not missed a day ( some would refute that) of this
training over the last three weeks,” said Murray. “The
others were constantly taking the mick about him being close to
his FREE bus-pass, so I thought it was a good time for him to get
his own back. He pushed the crew to the limits during the run –
then pushed them even harder when we got back to gym for circuit
training. By the end of it, no-one was making any jokes. That said,
I’m not sure how Desi was feeling afterwards. He had a point
to prove, but he did seem to be aching an creaking a bit more than
The current Boot-camp was in place to get fighters ready for Saturday’s
kickboxing event at the Park Avenue Hotel. It will return in a few
weeks as Murray gets another set of fighters ready for the next
For further information and tickets and tickets to whatch some of
the team in action, contact the ProKick hotline on 028 9065 1074.
Named and shamed - two late comers
for the boot camp - both Daryl and Colin tried to slide in to the
gym under cover when the team were out running - Desi made them
do 5 laps, Mr Murray said the leadership of running the boot camp
for one day has went to Desi's head...sorry guys!
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