Traceur selected for the Queens Baton Relay

We are delighted to advise that Chris Wright of Northern Focus Parkour is to be a baton bearer in Shetland on the Queen’s Baton Relay (QBR) for the Glasgow 2014 Commonwealth Games.

Chris will will have the unique honour of carrying the Queen’s Baton as it travels the length and breadth of Scotland on the way to its final destination at the Opening Ceremony of the Glasgow 2014 Commonwealth Games. By the time it arrives in Scotland, the baton will have been on an epic 248 day journey around all the nations and territories of the Commonwealth. Take a look at the Queen’s Baton Relay route, to get an indication of where it will visit on its journey through your local area.

Chris Wright said:

“I was surprised but absolutely delighted to be selected, didn’t quite believe the email until I read it a few times. I consider this to be an absolute honour, to be selected to be a part of the Commonwealth Games is fantastic and I don’t think I will forgot it anytime soon.I was nominated for the voluntary work I have done with setting up Northern Focus Parkour, Notion Circus Acts and Mind Your Head. On the day I will be just focusing on not falling over or dropping the baton! Being a Baton Bearer doesn’t just mean that I have done something to deserve it, it means that all of the guys and girls that are in both of the youth groups have worked hard to get the groups noticed and growing. So I suppose I will be thinking about how far the groups have come and where they will be heading in the future.”

Chris Wright