The second in the 2017 Cerebral Palsy Sport Athletics Series took place at the University of York on Saturday 27th May.
It was another event packed with exciting competition on the track and field and for Muninder Singh Hayer it was his second World Record in the series.
We caught up with RaceRunner Muninder who told us how his season is going so far and about his most recent World Record performance.
” I couldn’t ask to be in better form going into the World Championships later this year. Training is going better than expected and I feel like I can achieve the impossible at the moment. Only last week I finished my final week at University and last exam.
When I broke the 200 meter World Record early last month it took about a week to sink in but for people who personally know me I almost forgot about what I had achieved and just carried on training. As I’d exceeded expectations at my first competition of the season myself and my coach decided to put my winning formula to the test and make a debut in the 800 meters. With me being so competitive and about 6 weeks before my next competition I drastically forced myself and made training sessions harder. This ranged from doing several 800 meters on the track (sometimes pulling a 10KG weight) to increasing my leg presses from 18KG to 32KG.
Finally the opportunity of my first competitive 800 meters came last weekend at York and I can’t say anything else other than I gave it my best considering the weather conditions and smashed the World Record by just over 19 seconds with 04.35.5. I’m not going to give anything else away heading into the World Championships… “
You can follow Muninders progress via the links below:
Read Muninder’s story here.
Enter the 2017 Athletics Series and National Championships here.