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More Para records falls

More para records fell in Switzerland yesterday, as 14 personal bests, five national records and one world record tumbled from GB & NI athletes. … [Read more...]

Performance Program Selections

UKA, the national governing body for British athletics, has announced the Olympic and Paralympic athletes that will be supported by the World Class Performance Programme (WCPP) for 2013- 2014. … [Read more...]

Peacock sets T44 100m Record

Jonnie Peacock (coach: Dan Pfaff) created a huge shock overnight (30 June) running 10.85 seconds (+0.7m/s) for the T43/44 100m at the US Paralympic Track & Field Trials, a World Record mark that eclipses the times set by South African `Blade Runner' Oscar Pistorius and USA's 2004 Paralympic Champion Marlon Shirley. … [Read more...]

World Record for Whitehead

T42 200m World Record holder Richard Whitehead (coach: Liz Yelling/Keith Antoine) smashed his global best by over half a second with an impressive time of 24.93 (+1.9m/s) to win gold on the penultimate day of the IPC Athletics European Championships in Stadskanaal, Holland (24-28 June). … [Read more...]

Breen for IPC in Holland

15-year old Olivia Breen (Leroy Elliot) will make her Aviva Great Britain and Northern Ireland debut in this week’s IPC Athletics European Championships in Stadskanaal, Holland (24-28 June). … [Read more...]

Ballard sets T36 Record

Graeme Ballard (coach: Steve Thomas) smashed the men’s T36 100m World Record in today’s BT Paralympic World Cup (Tuesday 22 May) in 11.98 (+1.9m/s), becoming the first cerebral palsy athlete in history to duck under 12 seconds in that category. … [Read more...]

New UKA Commercial Director

With 100 days to go until the Paralympic Games, UKA today announced IPC World Championships silver medallist and European record holder Sophia Warner has been appointed as UKA’s new Commercial Director with effect from October 2012. … [Read more...]

Cockroft sets new world record

  Double World Champion Hannah Cockroft (coach: Peter Eriksson) has broken the T34 400m World Record in her first major event of the 2012 season when clocking 1:00.67 in the Summer Down Under Series in Canberra, Australia. … [Read more...]

Greaves sets new discus world record

World Champion Dan Greaves (coach: Jim Edwards) exceeded his own F44 discus World Record and surpassed 59m for the first time with an outstanding mark of 59.27m to take the BT Paralympic World Cup title - one of three gold medals for the Aviva Great Britain and Northern Ireland team across the day - in Manchester this … [Read more...]

8 Welsh athletes named in GB Team

8 Welsh athletes named in GB Team for IWAS World Junior Championships IPC Athletics World Championships bronze medallists Aled-Sion Davies & Kyron Duke (coach: Anthony Hughes) head up a 25-strong Aviva GB&NI team for the IWAS World Junior Championships in Dubai, UAE from 14-21 April 2011. … [Read more...]