ATHLETICS: Cerebral Palsy Sport nationals held at Grantham’s Meres stadium

Ready, steady . . . go!

Ready, steady . . . go!

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South Kesteven Sports Stadium hosted the Cerebral Palsy Sport National Athletics Championships at the weekend, after it transferred from its previous home in Nottingham.

Those taking part included London Paralympics 2012 and Lyon World Championship 2013 competitors Stephen Miller, Gemma Prescott, and Robin Womack.

Winning athletes were presented with medals, grand prix trophies and awards by London 2012 100m silver medallist and Lyon World Championship 100m bronze medallist Graham Ballard.

Special athletic equipment costing £8,000, and funded by a Sport England grant, played a key role in SKDC being able to apply and secure the position as hosts for the event, .

SKDC’s portfolio holder for green, arts and healthy, Coun Bob Adams, said he was delighted the stadium could host the event and welcome athletes who had travelled hundreds of miles to compete.

He said: “These were two great days of track and field events and it was great that the hard work and training of so many athletes paid off.

“The result of the upgrade of doors and the specialist equipment means we can host events like this, and local disability groups can enjoy more diverse sports.

“It is great that we can hold a national event of this stature and we look forward to welcoming it back to Grantham again next year.”