Trio of runners looking to shine in the new season

January 30 2018

A trio of athletes with disabilities who train at Yate Outdoor Sports Complex are looking to excel in 2018. All three are trained by the same coach, Mark Lodge, who runs Lodge Sports Athletics Club.

A trio of athletes with disabilities who train at Yate Outdoor Sports Complex are looking to excel in 2018. All three are trained by the same coach, Mark Lodge, who runs Lodge Sports Athletics Club.

Tom Stamp a T35 sprinter has Cerebral Palsy and travels from Swindon to train with Mark. Tom has been selected to represent England at the CP World Games in Spain in August in the 100m and 200m Sprints.

Beth Tucker, a T36 sprinter who also has Cerebral Palsy, is a local athlete and has been coached by Mark for 3 years. She travels to Dubai in March with the team to run in the 100m and 200m.

Nils Rehm a T47 Sprinter is another local athlete who is less than 1 second off being ranked as one of the world’s top 6 fastest 200m athletes in his classification. 

Yate Town Council who are in the process of replacing the track at YOSC, are encouraging more people with disabilities to use the facility.

Mark said, “I am here to support any athlete with a disability that wants to work hard to reach a goal”.