Chris Fox will swap his boxing gloves for runners next month to take part in the Warwick Pentath.
Chris Fox will swap his boxing gloves for runners next month to take part in the Warwick Pentath. Erin Smith

Boxer extends his footwork by taking on Pentath challenge

CHRIS Fox has temporarily swapped his boxing gloves for a pair of running shoes in order to take part in the Warwick Pentath next month.

Despite its being his first time competing in the Warwick Pentath, Mr Fox said he would be at the starting line in all five events.

"I've done a bit of running as part of my boxing training," he said.

"I started running in September after I put on a bit of weight after my last fight."

Mr Fox is well and truly on his way to being able to cross the finish line as well.

"I ran 43km on the weekend," he said.

"It was 22km on Saturday and 21km yesterday."

While the boxer said he had never run a half marathon before, he said he covered the distance for the first time five years ago.

"It was when I was living in Allora," he said.

"I went out for a run, realised I had gone pretty far and figured I should just keep going into Warwick.

"So I did.

"I am aiming to do the half in an hour and 40 minutes.

"It will be pushing it, but I think I can manage it."

Mr Fox said he was enjoying the change in training and planned to start taking up swimming for some extra fitness training. He said the 10km Queen Mary Falls leg of the Pentath was what had him most worried.

"I'm planning on doing a practice run of that one before the event," he said.

Once the Pentath is done and dusted Mr Fox will take up training for the Gold Coast Marathon, which is in July.



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