CP Sport have collected a range of profiles from people with CP that participate in sport. We will be posting these profiles daily throughout CP Awareness Month (March) to celebrate positive stories and inspire people to take part in the future.

Name: Rachel Partington

Sport: Athletics

Clubs: Chester-le-Street Athletics Club


What I have achieved in Athletics and Sport is:

  1. Great Confidence in competing with able bodied athletes and getting their respect
    2. Self Awareness
    3. Strength
    4. Speed
    5. Power
    6. Better Coordination
    7. Medals
    8. Meeting new friends
    9. Getting really personal bests and seasons best times
    10. I have also achieved a great understanding of sport and athletics
    11. Being very disciplined in my training
    12. I have grown confidence in healthy eating and know how important it is in all walks of life by cooking and making healthy recipes
    13. I am extremely focused on my running and other sports


What are my ambitions in sport? My Ambitions in sport is to stay fit motivated and healthy in my running and healthy by keep doing my fitness classes that I do and also keep my my training up. Going on bike rides and runs and going on lots of walks with my dog and also my biggest ambition is to be able to get faster times in my competitions to be able to qualify for the Paralympics one day.


Why should other people should give Athletics and other sports a go? Why other people should give athletics and other sports a go is because I gives you the confidence and courage to join in activities and meet new friends and you can also compete in different competitions all over the world depending on your age category so give it it a go because you ever know you might enjoy it and really like it that you might want to join a club.


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