England Disability Age Group Champs, 31 August

Gareth Picken who is a member of the club’s para athletics section, where he is coached by Ed Grazier for wheelchair racing and Carolyn Franks for seated throws, had a very successful competition at the England Disability Age Group Championships in Bedford. Picken took the gold medal in the under 17 F56 shot putt with a distance of 6.08m and silver in the T54 1500m with a time of 5.07.13, knocking twenty seconds off his personal best time. He also competed in the T54 400m, where he finished 4th in a time of 76.14, lowering his PB by seven seconds.