The Eastern Disability Athletics Championships took place in Chelmsford on Sunday 16th June.

Four Gold Medals for Sophie

The Eastern Disability Athletics Championships took place in Chelmsford on Sunday 16th June.

Competitors from clubs throughout the Eastern Region with a range of disabilities came to compete in Track and Field events.

The frequent heavy showers made the track wet and an additional challenge for the competitors.

The races were categorised according to disability, gender and age, medals being awarded to the top 3 of each category.

Sophie Etheridge represented the BRJ Run and Tri competed in the 200 metre, 400 metre and 800 metre racing wheelchair events in her new race bike. She also won the manual wheelchair slalom for women in which she had to negotiate a variety of different obstacles to complete the course.

In all Sophie was awarded 4 Gold medals - an excellent start for her first competitive outing in her new racing wheelchair.

 

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