Great Britain's Mo Jomni at the starting line in his T53 100m heat at the 2016 Paralympic Games

By Scott Mills As the sun sets over the white-sandy beaches of the Copacabana, Great Britain’s Para-athletes have been assembled at the Maracanã Stadium to celebrate what has been their most successful Paralympic games since 1988. Today, more than a month later, many of those same athletes are just starting to ease their way back […]

Smith crossing the finish line to claim victory in the Manchester Half

By Scott Mills Weir Archer Academy’s John Smith not only had to overcome harsh weather conditions but he also had to race through runners and unusual road blocks to win this weekend’s 2016 Manchester Half-Marathon title. Battling through monsoon-like conditions and extremely heavy winds, Smith who recorded a victory with a time of 00:51:08, saw […]

Stuart Bloor and his Weir Archer teammate John Smith at the start line

By Scott Mills Weir Archer academy’s Stuart Bloor fought back to claim 2nd place in today’s Manchester Half-Marathon, despite being knocked out of his chair in the north’s extremely treacherous conditions. Recording a finishing time of 01:00:09, Bloor seemingly managed to race a very fast 10 miles until a lack of organisation and the course’s […]

By Scott Mills This weekend athletes from all over the world will be travelling to compete in the Manchester Half-Marathon. Famously known for being one of the fastest courses in Europe, many are aiming to record a new personal best, and the Weir Archer Academy’s Stuart Bloor is no exception. After narrowly missing out on […]

Weir Archer Academy's John Smith

By Scott Mills If past experiences were anything to go by, you could easily forgive wheelchair athlete John Smith for never wanting to race in Manchester again. In April 2016, Smith was racing in the Manchester Marathon where the pace-setter took the racers the wrong way on several occasions across the course. Despite this, Smith […]

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By Scott Mills Ever since its creation in 1996, Pokemon has gone from strength to strength becoming one of the biggest media franchises of all time, grossing $30billion worldwide from video games, Japanese anime and trading cards. Having sold over 279 million video games, Pokemon is the second best-selling game franchise, currently placed behind Nintendo’s […]

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Chris Froome pictured (photo taken 2013)  By Peter Davies  Cycling’s most famous bike race has come to an end but what were the most memorable moments on the Tour? From off bike incidences to some new rising stars the race had it all! Don’t call it a comeback  Mark Cavendish proved critics wrong once again […]