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Congratulations to all Get Kids Going! Para Athletes on their successes in Winter Paralympics 2022

We would like to give a huge congratulations to all of the Get Kids Going! supported athletes for their amazing achievements in the Winter Paralympics. In a hugely exciting games, the athletes made us all proud with their determination and prowess after a particularly challenging few years. Their work at the Paralympics got off to…[Read More]

Congratulations to Get Kids Going! Para Athlete James Whitley on achieving his Paralympic Best

Get Kids Going! supported athlete James Whitley for a top-ten finish in the giant slalom at the Winter Paralympics in Beijing. James said he was “really, really happy” with the result. In the highly competitive men’s standing class James came sixth with a combined time of 1:58.38 after two runs. James began skiing at the…[Read More]

Congratulations to Get Kids Going! Para Athlete Hope Gordon on becoming Britain’s first female Para Nordic skier

Get Kids Going! supported athlete Hope Gordon made history by becoming Great Britain’s first female Para Nordic skier at the Beijing Winter Paralympics. She finished 17th in qualifying in the women’s sprint event, missing out on the top 12 who went through to the semi-finals. “It is cool to be the first girl, but the…[Read More]

Congratulations to Get Kids Going! Para Athlete James Barnes-Miller for winning small final in Winter Paralympics

Huge congratulations to Para Snowboarder James Barnes-Miller for winning the small final. He came fifth in the UL snowboard cross finals, but his achievement means that he gained the best snowboarding result for the Great British Paralympic Team. “I feel like that was my chance to get a medal,” James said. “But hey-ho. I felt…[Read More]

Congratulations to Get Kids Going! Para Athlete Neil Simpson on receiving GB’s first gold medal in Winter Paralympics 2022

Neil Simpson and his guide and brother Andrew Simpson won GB’s first gold medal on day two of the Beijing 2022 Paralympic Winter Games. With that amazing achievement the 19 year old Neil, became the first British male athlete to win a gold on snow. The brothers finished with a time of 1:08.91 nearly 0.5…[Read More]

Congratulations to Get Kids Going! Para Athlete Menna Fitzpatrick on becoming most decorated Winter Paralympian

The medals continue for Get Kids Going! supported athletes as Menna Fitzpatrick won silver in the women’s Super G Vision Impaired, alongside her guide, Gary Smith. This is the fifth Paralympic medal of her career and makes her the most decorated Winter Paralympian. 23 year old Menna achieved a time of 1:18.79 at the Yangqing…[Read More]

Congratulations to Get Kids Going! Para Athlete Millie Knight on receiving GB’s first medal in Winter Paralympics 2022

Millie Knight and her guide Brett Wild won GB’s first medal on the opening day of the Beijing 2022 Paralympic Winter Games. Millie finished third in the visually impaired category of the women’s downhill Alpine skiing with a time of 1:23.20 and said the bronze ranked above her silver medal in the 2018 games. She said…[Read More]

Get Kids Going! supporting the GB Team at the Beijing 2022 Paralympic Winter Games

Millie Knight – VI Skier Millie, who lives in Canterbury, Kent, has been supported by Get Kids Going! for a number of years since she started her Paralympic journey in Sochi – being her first winter paralympic games when she carried the flag for the GB Team at the opening ceremony. Millie’s guide is, Brett…[Read More]

Congratulations to Get Kids Going!’s wheelchair racers for their results in Brighton Half Marathon

Get Kids Going! wheelchair racers performed brilliantly in the recent Brighton Half Marathon, one of the first UK road races of 2022. Paralympian athlete Moatez “Mo” Jomni won the men’s wheelchair race with a time of 62 minutes and 15 seconds. We were also delighted that Eden Rainbow-Cooper won the women’s wheelchair race with a…[Read More]

Congratulations to Get Kids Going! Para Athlete Millie Knight on receiving SuperG Overall World Cup Globes

Millie Knight was thrilled to receive SuperG Overall World Cup Globes. This means along with her guide Brett Wild, they accumulated the most amount of SuperG points over the winter season.  Millie has recovered from a number of concussions, including a crash in February 2021, and winning super combined gold in Norway was a great…[Read More]

Wheelchair racer Olivia Gallagher made surprise visit to Royal Parks Half Marathon to thank Get Kids Going!

One of our future wheelchair racing Paralympians Olivia Gallagher made a surprise visit to the our tent at the finishing line of the Royal Parks Half Marathon on 10th October 2021. Olivia is in training for next year’s Birmingham Commonwealth Games and the 2024 Paris Summer Paralympic Games.  Olivia, who was born with cerebral palsy,…[Read More]

Congratulations to wheelchair racer Shelly Woods for completing three marathons in three weeks

Get Kids Going! Ambassador Shelly Woods fulfilled her amazing challenge of completing three marathons in three weeks. She came 5th in her third marathon – the Boston Marathon with a time of 1hour, 54mins, 33secs Her time of 1 hour 42 mins 36 sec in Berlin was her fastest marathon time in 10 years. In…[Read More]

Congratulations to Get Kids Going! Athlete Michael Kear for two Gold Medals in Huntsman Cup World Para Alpine Ski Race

Michael Kear was thrilled to receive two gold medals (Slalom and Giant Slalom) in the Huntsman Cup World Para Alpine Ski Race at Park City, Utah. The Huntsman Cup focuses on providing the opportunity to adaptive athletes who are hopefuls for future Paralympic games in 2022 and beyond. This achievement qualifies Michael and his guide…[Read More]

Congratulations to Get Kids Going! Para Athlete Menna Fitzpatrick for a Gold Medal in World Para Snow Sports Championships

Menna Fitzpatrick was thrilled to receive a gold medal in the women’s slalom event in the World Para Snow Sports Championships in Lillehammer, Norway. Going into the slalom as the defending Paralympic champion, Menna managed a third place after Run 1 and improved on her second run to overtake Austria’s Elina Stary in the standings.…[Read More]

Congratulations to Get Kids Going! Para Athlete James Barnes-Miller for a silver medal in World Para Snow Sports Championships

Huge congratulations to Para Snowboarder James Barnes-Miller for receiving a silver medal in the World Para Snow Sports Championships in Lillehammer, Norway. After a fabulous start he was narrowly beaten to a gold medal by Maxime Montaggioni in the snowboard cross SB-UL category. Initially scheduled to take place in Lillehammer, in February 2021, the competition…[Read More]

Congratulations to Get Kids Going! Para Athlete Millie Knight for a Gold Medal in World Para Snow Sports Championships

Millie Knight was thrilled to receive a gold medal in Super Combined event in the World Para Snow Sports Championships in Lillehammer, Norway. This is the first time Millie has a gold medal in this her first World Championships event since 2017. Millie turned 23 on Saturday so the medal is even more special! Initially…[Read More]

Congratulations to Get Kids Going! Para Athlete Millie Knight for a bronze medal in World Para Snow Sports Championships

Millie Knight was thrilled to receive a bronze medal in the World Para Snow Sports Championships in Lillehammer, Norway. It was her first World Championships race since 2017 and the medal was even more special as she received it on her birthday! Initially scheduled to take place in Lillehammer, in February 2021, the competition was…[Read More]

Congratulations to Get Kids Going! Para Athlete James Barnes-Miller for a bronze medal in World Para Snow Sports Championships

Huge congratulations to Para Snowboarder James Barnes-Miller for receiving a bronze medal in the World Para Snow Sports Championships in Lillehammer, Norway. The competition in Hafjell marked the first time that the dual banked slalom event was used at a World Championships level. Initially scheduled to take place in Lillehammer, in February 2021, the competition…[Read More]

Good luck to Get Kids Going! Para Athletes Millie Knight, Menna Fitzpatrick and James Barnes-Miller ahead of the World Para Snow Sports Championships

We are delighted that Millie Knight, Menna Fitzpatrick and James Barnes-Miller are amongst the 18 athletes forming part of the biggest ever squad taken by Great Britain to the World Para Snow Sports Championships in Lillehammer, Norway. The Championships run from 12-23 January 2022. Initially scheduled to take place in Lillehammer, from 7 to 20…[Read More]