Adults enjoy Olympic event

Olympic Day at the SKDC Stadium, organised by Sue Harris. 595C
Olympic Day at the SKDC Stadium, organised by Sue Harris. 595C

A GROUP of adults with learning disabilities got together at the South Kesteven Sports Stadium last week to have a go at some Olympic sports - and a few altenatives.

Sue Harris, who is swim school principal at the Meres, organised the event, which included a torch relay, sprinting, long jump and welly wanging.

She said: “I’m so proud of them and what they’ve done. It was amazing.”

Grantham torch bearer John Mapletoft, who took part in the torch relay with the competitors, presented everyone taking part with a medal.

Sue said: “It was absolutely fantastic.

“It’s the proudest event I’ve ever done in my life.”

It was such a success that the new athletes are already practising for the next event.

Sue added: “This is the start of a new sporting venture for them all.”