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Cornish recruit through to SAS: Who Dares Wins final

Cornish recruit through to SAS: Who Dares Wins final

Published by Sarah Yeoman at 3:11pm 3rd February 2020.

A Cornish recruit on SAS: Who Dares Wins has made it to the final.

Number 23 Elouise Gregor has survived yet another round of tough challenges to secure her place in the final seven.

The 26-year-old, who is a solicitor from Redruth, has been put through her paces during the recreation of the SAS selection process.

Her sister Beth has already been eliminated from the show several weeks ago after the so-called Murderball challenge.

The pair both compete in cross fit and signed up to take part together.

Now Elouise will be fighting for the both of them to see if she can be crowned the winner.

What do we know about Elouise?

Speaking before the start of the Channel Four show, Elouise revealed she and sister Bethany grew up on a farm where parents taught them to question everything, especially authority.  

As a result, they do not always fit in with everyone else. They stood out at school and did not fit in with the other girls.

Did you find it difficult? Was it more difficult than you expected?

"An element I found difficult was the brutal climate. I can't even begin to describe how harsh the weather was. It was constantly raining and the wind on some days actually took me off my feet. I was so unbearably cold, my clothes were constantly wet and a couple of days in someone took home my Burgan which had my dry kit in it.  

"I was left with no dry clothes and had to beg and borrow so I wasn't constantly in my wet kit. We slept in a barn and I drew the short straw with a bed next to the door which was always left open and even when closed, let the coldest draft in.  We were essentially sleeping outside with nothing more than a flimsy sleeping bag".

Have you ever done anything like this before?

"I have done allot of climbing, hiking, kayaking, swimming, coasteering and generally rolling around in mud in our fields as children.

"In 2014 I climbed Mt Kilimanjaro for charity and this gave me a little bit of an idea as to how the hiking tasks would feel. Climbing Kilimanjaro was tough. The long days walking broke me mentally and physically and I really had to find something to keep me going. In my head I would say to myself, just keep putting one foot in front of the other, don't think about the task at hand, break it up into single steps. I used this allot during my time on the course, there were times I wanted to give up but I just told myself to keep putting one foot in front of the other and not actually think about the magnitude of the task".

What training did you do in preparation for this course?

"I have always been extremely active and before the course I trained six days a week doing Crossfit and Weightlifting.

"Crossfit prepares you for everything and is actually very similar to the beestings in the yard. One thing I did add to my training for the course was more swimming. I started to swim 3 days a week in the pool and in the sea. I live in Cornwall, five minutes from the sea, so I really had no excuse. This really helped me when it came to the course. One thing I wish I had practiced was swimming in army boots. It was so difficult. I remember feeling the boots pulling me down. They became so heavy and it made swimming so much harder".

Elouise Gregor

SAS: Who Dares Wins is on Channel 4 at 9pm on Sundays.

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