Event Reports

Cerebral Palsy Sport’s 2017 Athletics Series


 

Cerebral Palsy Sport National Athletics Championships 2017

Supported by Nottingham Trent University

The Cerebral Palsy 2017 Athletics Series culminated on Saturday 23rd September with the National Athletic Championships taking place at Harvey Hadden Sports Complex in Nottingham. This year’s finals saw 69 athletes compete in over 40 events throughout the course of the day, with medal presentations taking place during lunch and following the afternoon session. It was great to see many returning athletes from previous Series events as well as welcoming some new athletes to the event.

The event was sponsored by Nottingham Trent University and we are grateful for their support to James Hayter and his colleagues who attended the Championships to present medals to the athletes.

Our sincere thanks and appreciation as always goes to our dedicated track & field officials, whose support and commitment ensures that the IPC approved event can take place and of course the volunteers whose support was invaluable to the event.

The Series Award winners were presented during lunch and award to the following athletes:

CP Sport Athletics Guest Series winner 2017    

  • Track Orla Conneely
  • Field: Robin Womack

Senior Athletics Series 2017 Winners      

  • Male Track: Muninder Hayer
  • Female Track: Rachel Partington
  • Male Field: Jarel Rose
  • Female Field: Samantha Gray

Under 20’s Athletics Series 2017 Winners        

  • Male Track: Matthew Humphreys
  • Female Track: Amelia Richards
  • Male Field: Daniel Onyett
  • Female Field: Freya Howgate

The Colin Rains Award for commitment and inspirational endeavour will be awarded at the Cerebral Palsy Sport Awards evening at Harvey Hadden Sports Village on Sunday 8th October 2017.

Thank you to everyone who brought a raffle ticket and made a donation as a total of £185 was raised on the day.


 

Athletics Series, Stoke Mandeville 8th July 2017

The fourth and final of the 2017 Cerebral Palsy Sport Athletics Series event took place at Stoke Mandeville Stadium on Saturday 8th July in glorious sunshine. Athletes took part in a range of events from 100m to 800m on the track and shot, discus and javelin in field events.

The event was held in partnership with Wheelpower and there was a real buzz around the venue with friends and family supporting and cheering on all the athletes.

Our sincere thanks and appreciation as always goes to our dedicated track & field officials for ensuring all events ran smoothly.


 

Athletics Series – Doncaster:17th June

The 3rd of the Cerebral Palsy Athletics Series of 2017 took place on Saturday 17th June at the Keepmoat Stadium in Doncaster. The event was supported by Doncaster AC who have a regular session for people with physical disabilities. The event was a great success with over 35 athlete’s competition in track and field events throughout the day.

It was a fantastic day with great performance by all and include 2 mainstream athletics events for Doncaster’s juniors, Long Jump and 100m. A special mention has to go to Muninder Hayer who started the Series in great fashion back in April at Yeovil, setting a new world record in the 200m and 400m RaceRunning RR1 class.

Our sincere thanks and appreciation as always goes to our dedicated track & field officials, without whose help staging this competition would have been be extremely difficult.

CP Sport would like to take this opportunity to thank all the ground staff at Doncaster for their continued support and great hospitality. We look forward to working together for future events.

We would like to take this opportunity in thanking our sponsor St James’s Place Foundation for all their very kind support and generous donations to Cerebral Palsy Sport.


Athletics Series Event, York: 27th May 2017

The 2nd of the Cerebral Palsy Athletics Series of 2017 took place on Saturday 27th May at the University of York Athletics track. The event was supported by York Athletics Club who have a regular Special Olympic GB session on a Friday evening. This was the first time the series has been held in York and was great success with over 35 athlete’s competition in track and field events throughout the day.

It was a fantastic day with great performance by all including 2 athletes who were competing in RaceRunning for the first time. A special mention has to go to Muninder Hayer who started the Series in great fashion back in April at Yeovil, setting a new world record in the 200m RaceRunning RR1 class. He continues to dominate in the RR1 Class at York he took finished the 400m 20 seconds under the current world record.

Our sincere thanks and appreciation as always goes to our dedicated track & field officials, without whose help staging this competition would have been be extremely difficult.

Cerebral Palsy Sport would like to take this opportunity to thank Hannah Higginson from York AC for the support and hospitality and we look forward to working together for future events.

We would like to take this opportunity in thanking our supporter – St James’s Place Foundation for all their very kind support and generous donations to Cerebral Palsy Sport.


Previous Event Reports

Training Camp

CP Sport National Athletics Championships, Harvey Hadden – 24th September 2016

Athletics Series Event report- Stoke Mandeville 4th June 2016

Athletics Series Event-Doncaster 25th June

Athletics Series report Stoke Mandeville 5th and 6th September 2015

Athletics Series Event, Stoke Mandeville – 11th July 2015

RaceRunner Taster Day, Sheffield – 5th July 2015

RaceRunner Taster Session, Ilkeston – 7th March 2015

RaceRunner Taster Day, Ilkeston – 14th March 2015

Athletic Series Report, Manchester – 2nd May 2015

Athletic Series Report, Doncaster – 7th June 2015