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Weir wins 2018 Lisbon Half Marathon

By Scott Mills Renowned for being one of the fastest in the world, the Lisbon Half Marathon is usually one of the stand out events in the racing calendar. Both able-bodied and wheelchair athletes come to the Portuguese capital knowing that with the perfect conditions world records can fall on the course. However, with the […]

Weir Archer working hard to prepare for the new season

By Scott Mills With the track season and some huge events fast approaching, training sessions and fine-tuning road races have been coming thick and fast for the Weir Archer Academy, as Jenny Archer MBE prepares the athletes for the 2018 season. Replacing the Adidas Silverstone Half-Marathon, the Vitality Big Half was the new race in […]

Another night to remember for the Academy

By Scott Mills Every year, the Kingston Rotary Club and the Round Table, put on a thoroughly fun and excellent fireworks display at the newly renamed Weir Archer athletics and fitness centre. Usually it is a night that is often enjoyed by people of all ages from the local community with a range of activities, […]

Weir and Archer honoured as Kingsmeadow is renamed

By Scott Mills Ever since David Weir CBE and Jenny Archer MBE first took the decision to work with each other back in 2002, the pair chose to ply their trade and begin their journey to become two of the country’s sporting greats by training at the Kingsmeadow athletics centre. Six Paralympic golds, seven-record London […]

Weir Archer sign off in style

By Scott Mills After a season full of highs and lows, medals and personal bests, the 2017 track season had finally reached its end. In a year which has seen athletes from our juniors right the way up to our seniors represent GB, win international medals and make stunning comebacks after being written off so […]

Weir Archer’s 2017 ParaWorld Championship review

By Scott Mills Over the course of 13 days, more than 230,000 spectators turned up to the London stadium in the Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park to celebrate and watch the best Para-athletes compete from around the world at the 2017 ParaWorld Championships. With David Weir retired from competing competitively on track and others not selected […]

Weir ends his illustrious track career in London

By Scott Mills Five years ago, people from all over the world flocked to the Queen Elizabeth Olympic stadium to watch some of the the best athletes from around the globe compete in the 2012 Paralympic Games. A Games that will be remembered for many moments of excellence and in particular, David Weir’s three Paralympic […]