Four West Norfolk para athletes win 12 combined medals

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By Sally Edwards

The sun shone in more ways than one on four West Norfolk para athletes at the Eastern Regional Disability Championships in Chelmsford on Saturday.

They returned home with a fantastic haul of 12 medals and each medalled in all their chosen events.

Lily Edwards brought home two gold and a silver medal in all three disciplines: run, jump and throw. Competing this year in the under 16 age group, Lily, 13, ran a personal best in the 100 metre sprint against strong competition for silver in a new time of 21.95 seconds. Her day progressed with a gold in the long jump and she then went on to achieve a huge PB and gold in the shot putt with a throw of 3.57m.

Her team mate Luke Batterham made his debut in his T43 category in the U16 age group and charged to victory in the 100m with a fast time of 12.9 seconds for gold. He then struck another with a fantastic 200m time of 25.14.

Cameron Ross continued his fine form in the T20 category in the senior men with a silver in the long jump, 4.12m, and in the 100m with a time of 13.71seconds. He saved his best for a cracking run and a new PB in the 200m with 28.44, bringing another silver medal to his bag.

Wesley Houghton, T11 category senior men with his guide runner Aaron Raine, ran in the 100m with a fine time of 13.7 seconds for gold and a new best time of 25.59 in the 200m for a second gold.

All four now look forward to the County Championships in Norwich at the weekend.