Sad news that a great man in disability sport recently passed away. Colin Rains, who virtually transformed CP Sport into what it is today and helped provide opportunities for people with a disability – particularly those with cerebral palsy. Many athletes past and present, including myself, would not have achieved what they have been able to without the hard work, dedication and persistence of Colin. We will forever be in his debt for his belief in equality and that everyone deserved a chance to take part and compete in sport. He stayed heavily involved with CP Sport even after a severe stroke and will be missed massively by all people connected to disability sport.
On another note, just like a thoroughbred race horse – of which I failed to identify any over the Grand National meeting – I’m going to be given a run out at Perrivale, London in the first CP Grand Prix on April 18th. I like competing at Perrivale, lets hope for good conditions and I think we could go big.