Parallel sportshall athletics

Posted by Administrator on Fri 15 December 2017

Leicestershire and Rutland Parallel Sportshall Athletics achieve Record Numbers

In November and December there has been a series of disability sportshall athletics events providing a tremendous opportunity for local young people and adults with physical, sensory and learning disabilities. This event has grown over the past 10 years from one event with about 80 entries and now has 4 separate events starting at primary age children and progressing to older athletes. A record 429 individual athletes took part in the entry level events. 12 teams of 80 individuals, plus an 'All Stars' select team of 10 selected athletes progressing to a Level 3 School Games County Final. A record number achieved the UKA national standard at these events.  A massive testimony to the skill, perfomance and dedication of the schools, community groups, officials and the staff and volunteers. The Level 3 performances are on the LRS website. The other events should have their results soon on the website.