CoSARC Runner selected for England Paralympics Talent Programme
Calum Coles has been selected for the England Paralympics Talent Programme at Loughborough University in January 2022 writes Vasen Moodley
The 22 year old T20 athlete has the potential to be selected for the senior British teams within 6 - 8 years. The programme aims to accelerate athletic development through a series of technical event development camps.
CoSARC Men’s and Ladies teams are doing very well in their respective divisions after four races in the Hampshire Road Race League. Current positions are Ladies : ‘A’ team 2nd, ‘B’ team 1st (nearest rivals Winchester are way behind in 2nd place), ‘C’ team 1st (on course for promotion), ‘D’ team 3rd (maiden season). Men’s : ‘A’ team 2nd (second season in the top flight and genuine title contenders), ‘B’ team 2nd (three way fight with Winchester and Stubbington for the league title), ‘C’ team 5th, ‘D’ team 2nd (on course for promotion in their maiden season).
Christmas Day parkrun was dry and mild, so ideal conditions for working up an appetite for Christmas dinner. There were outstanding performances from Jaymee Domoney, who was first finisher with a PB of 15:00 minutes, and Bea Wood, 1st female finisher in a time of 16:53. The icing on the cake was across all parkruns in the UK Bea was 3rd fastest female and Jaymee was 4th fastest male whilst setting the Salisbury parkrun male course record in the process.
In the Run Up 2 Christmas competition, 133 CoSARC runners formed "CoSARC at Christmas" and won with an astonishing 13,415 miles in 25 days of running in all weathers against 291 competing teams.
Out of 3,358 individuals antinode, Philip Smith was 1st with an incredible 477.1 miles. Edward Cane finished 3rd with 350 miles, and Zoe Lambard was 8th with 300.3 miles.