Shrewsbury Athletic Club's Andy Lewis was once again successful in the British Transplant Games, which was this year held in Birmingham, finishing 3rd in the Men's Over 60 cycle race and then a hat trick of victories at the Alexander Stadium in the Men's Over 60 400m, 800m and 1500m races. It was the fifth time he has taken part in the British Games and is likely to lead to his selection for the Great Britain Team for the World Transplant Games at Newcastle/Gateshead next year. The Games, which has been held annually since 1978, has grown from a one day to a four day event with over 800 transplant recipients aged from 2 to 80 plus taking part in over 20 different sports. The aim has been to raise awareness of the need for organ donors and to provide competition for people who have faced debilitating illness but are now fit and well as the result of successful transplants.
A Club Me'n' team were victorious in the inaugural Chirk Castle Relays staged by Oswestry Olympians, with Matt Hall, Charlie Rogers and Scott Hall running away from the rest of the field to win by almost a minute in 33/25, the Mixed team of Pete Hughes, Grace Hough and Yvonne Hill finishing 25th in 52/59.
James Hickinbottom had a successful comeback race in the Dave Clarke 5K multi terrain race at Trentham, narrowly missing out on victory, finishing 2nd in 17/26, with Matt Wooden 14th in 19/26.
Kevin Francis continues to impress in the North Staffordshire Road Runners' Series, finishing 31st in 39/49 in the Trentham 10K Race and maintaining his lead in the Veteran Over 50 category after competing in eleven of the Series' races. Stewart Farley finished 65th in 42/08 and Lauren Morley finished 21st in the Women's race and 2nd Senior Woman in 45/27.
In the Helena Tipping 10K Race in Wrexham, Keith Austin finished 59th in a personal best time of 40/16 and Lauren Morley was 9th in the Women's race and 2nd Senior Woman in 43/17.
Photo's. Andy Lewis at the British Transplant Games. In the Gallery the Chirk Relay Team.
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