Monthly Archives: December 2016

Weir Archer Academy’s 2016: A year in review from two wheels rather than three!

By Scott Mills Before the London 2012 Paralympic Games, head coach of the Weir Archer Academy, Jenny Archer MBE had a vision. In order to get David Weir CBE and her athletes to the next level she knew that she had to bring in some fresh and innovative ideas. Having been coached by Welsh International […]

Weir Archer Academy’s 2016: A year in review

By Scott Mills Over the course of the year, 2016 has seen many successes both on and off the track for the Weir Archer Academy. From helping in the local community and raising money at charity events to winning gold medals on the international stage at the IPC European Championships, many of the clubs athletes […]

Jamie Edwards targets the 2017 World Championships:

By Scott Mills As the sun begins to rise over the frost-covered hills on the east side of Richmond Park, a calm and relaxing nostalgia fills the morning misty air on this cold but crisp Saturday morning. It is 7.30am and there is only one or two deer to be seen but not a sound […]

Somers hopes for another successful season as she looks to push on from the Jedburgh 10k:

By Scott Mills On a cold, dark and damp evening in December, the Weir Archer Academy’s junior athletes are one set into an extremely intense interval training session on the rollers at Kingsmeadow Athletics track. What used to be a cold storage room with a draft half an hour before has now transformed into a […]

Pen Pond’s dog walker group raise over £300 for Weir Archer Academy:

By Scott Mills For as long as David Weir CBE and Jenny Archer MBE have been training in Richmond Park whether it be rain, shine or snow, the Pen Pond’s dog walker group have always been there alongside them supporting and welcoming the academy into their community with open arms. During this time, the Pen […]