Brian is setting new records

SINCE Brian Alldis finished fifth in this year's London Wheelchair Marathon, he has continued to improve at a rapid pace.

SINCE Brian Alldis finished fifth in this year's London Wheelchair Marathon, he has continued to improve at a rapid pace.

Brian has managed to break his personal bests in all the distances (100m through 10km) and won a two-lap race of the Silverstone racing circuit in a time of 24mins 37secs.

As well as the UK-based events, Brian went to Switzerland three times last month to compete at Jona, Langenthal and the Daniella Jutzeler meetings.

He did have a bad cold during one trip, but still managed to complete a tough marathon where over 40 international racers started. Several found the course demanding and failed to finish.


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In between his jaunts to Switzerland, Brian finished fourth at the Great Manchester 10km race in a PB of 25.27.

Last weekend saw him in Manchester again, at the Disability Sports Events British Open Championships. Unfortunately, injuries depleted the field but nonetheless the meeting did attract several international athletes.

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Brian came away with three gold and three silver medals. The golds were in the 800m, 1,500m and 5,000m races, and he picked up his silvers in the 100m, 200m and 400m, finishing second to Kenny Van Weeghel of Holland.

Brian is currently leading the British Wheelchair Racing Associations road racing Grand Prix, by virtue of his high placings in the races he has done.

Next up is an 11-day trip to the USA to compete in some road races and the US selection trials.

Immediately after this, he is off to the World Junior Games in Ireland.

Brian is grateful to his sponsors, Specsavers, and especially Waitrose of Bury St Edmunds, who are providing various items to support his training and competitions.

Anyone wishing to sponsor Brian should contact him on 01284 767006.

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