Hannah will be blogging for The Independent throughout the IPC Athletics World Championships in Christchurch, which are taking place between 21 January and 30 January. 18-year-old Hannah is a multiple World Record holder in the T34 wheelchair events (100m and upwards) and won the 2010 Virgin Mini London Marathon.
Three years of constant training and nine World Records later, I am now a double world champion! It all seems to have happened so quickly and to be honest, it still hasn’t all sunk in properly; it feels quite like a dream that I really don’t want to end…I feel like my races are still [...]
The opening ceremony has now finished, the Championships have begun.
We landed in Christchurch on Tuesday afternoon, setting off in pouring rain and landing in pouring rain. I thought we’d escaped that! Approximately 15 earthquakes later (only two of which I felt, having slept through the bigger one at 5.1 on the scale) here we are, [...]
We’ve been in Auckland (New Zealand) for just under two weeks now in our preparation camp ahead of the 2011 International Paralympic Committee (IPC) World Athletics Championships. This is my first major competition as part of the Aviva Great Britain and Northern Ireland Paralympic Athletics Team so it seemed a scary experience at first, but [...]