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Get Kids Going! stars Hannah Cockroft and Shelly Woods starred during the Disability Athletics London Grand Prix in Crystal Palace on the 5th & 6th of August 2011.

Shelly stormed to victory in the T54 800m on Friday night in a time of 1:59.16, beating nearest rival Keira Frie to second place.

Hannah also impressed at Crystal Palace and clocked an impressive time of 1:01.19 in the mixed classification T52-54 womens 400m on Saturday. Speaking after the race Cockcroft credited her success to her new wheelchair and said:

Ive just got a new racing chair so Im still getting used to it, but its great to have a chair that fits. Were always working to improve something and its paying off; Ive now nailed my start and Ive got a good top end speed now its just my transition phase I need to work on! Its all really coming together now

Meanwhile Shelly was also pleased with her work throughout the weekend, having used the high quality meeting as an opportunity to try out some different tactics. Speaking after her victory Shelly said:

Im happy. It was a good race. Im starting to find some good speed now. Im taking each race as it comes and treating every race as a stepping stone towards the London Paralympics.

Hannah has been supported by Get Kids Going! for the last year. Shelly has been part of the Get Kids Going! team since age fourteen and believes that without the support of the charity, she would not be competing at the level she is now.


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