Monthly Archives: October 2016

Mo eyes the World Championships as he aims to push on from the Paralympics:

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 […]

John Smith wins the Manchester Half despite a spot of De Ja Vu

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 […]

Bloor claims 2nd in the Manchester Half despite being knocked out of his racing chair

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 […]

Stuart Bloor aiming for a new PB at the Manchester Half-Marathon:

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 […]

John Smith aims to continue to progress at the Manchester Half-Marathon

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 […]