We would like to give a huge congratulations to all of the Get Kids Going! supported athletes for their amazing achievements in the Mini London Marathon 2022.
We were delighted that three members of the Weir Archer Academy which was founded by our President David Weir and Jenny Archer won their events on Saturday 1st October. This is great sign that they are becoming the stars of tomorrow and will hopefully go on to great things in the years ahead.
Yasmine Hodkinson and Illias Zghoundi won the under-17 wheelchair race titles.
Yasmine Hodkinson won the Girls Under 17’s Wheelchair race with a time of 00:08:57
Illias Zghoundi won the Boys Under 17 wheelchair race with a time 00:06:54
Also Lucas McElroy won the Boys Under 14s wheelchair race with a time of 00:10:48
The Weir Archer Academy proudly said “Here they are the budding athletes of the future. Congratulations to all who took part. Congratulations to Illias, Yaz and Lucas who won their respective races. Well done each and every one of you. Great effort.”
Athletes such as Mo Farah and David Weir to Jake Wightman, Laura Muir, Eilish McColgan and Keely Hodgkinson have all taken part, to name just a few.
David started his career in the Mini London Marathon in 2000 when he finished 5th at the age of 19. Now David is an inspiration to young athletes and trains them along with Jenny Archer at the Weir Archer Academy.
A huge congratulations to all of our junior athletes and it’s thanks to your fundraising efforts that they can go onto this success.
We wish everyone taking part in the London Marathon on Sunday 2nd October a great day and the best of luck. Thank you for your brilliant efforts for the 42nd London Marathon.