A TEAM GB bobsled rider put Swindon College students through their paces when he revealed his strict training regime.

Winter Athletics Team member Toby Olubi talked to sport and public services students at the college about his experiences at the Winter Olympics and let them have a go at the tough workouts that keep him fit and healthy.

These included press ups using a resistance training band and wall squats. One student, Kerry McKenna, managed a12 minutes in the wall squat challenge.

Toby said: "When I stand at the top of the run, fear does sometimes cross my mind but I look at it rationally, calling it 'False Evidence Appearing Real. Whenever you face a big obstacle, look at what that fear is then put it into context of what you are doing, what you want to achieve and how you going to overcome that fear and attain your goal.

"Short term discomfort leads to long term gains. Decide who you want to be in the long term and work towards it, but you should just jump in and try all sorts of things if you don't have a particular goal so that you can find out where your strengths lie.

"During my career in the GB bobsled team, I've had to learn very quickly as a lot rides on getting it right, the slightest mistake can impact not just me but that of my teammates too. It has provided some good life-lessons along the way.

"You need to be physically fit and have the positive attitude set goals to reach the very top of whatever you choose as a career."

Students asked Toby plenty of questions which ranged from how many calories he consumed on a hard training day (around 4,000, as it turns out) and how much he can earn, which will depend on how well he performs at the next event as it will determine whether his team's next four years will be supported by UK Sport.

The students were also interested in what type of workouts Toby did, which he said ranged from sprint training to be the quickest out of the gate pushing the sled, to upper body strength and core strength. Toby recommended that when thinking about diet and exercise, the most important factor is to be more active and don't skip meals.

Sport tutor at Swindon College Chris Pitman said: "This was a really positive and inspiring event, and we thank Toby for coming to spend the morning with our students."