Superhero Series

This week came the news we’d been waiting to hear – I am officially part of #TeamAdam at this years Superhero Series Tri. I’ve been teamed up with a girl called Brooke, and Adam Hills from Channel 4’s The Last Leg.

You can follow our stories here~

For those that don’t know what the Superhero Series is, it’s a triathlon event for people with disabilites, who can make use of anything that will help them complete the event-floats, flippers, or even powered wheelchairs, there are no restrictions. You can find out more about the event at www.Superheroseries.co.uk

I won a scratchcard entry in the event as part of a celebrity trio. Brooke is swimming, I am cycling, and Adam Hills will be running for our team. I’m hoping that Dad can be my sidekick for my event, helping me get around the course.

I am hoping to raise money for Perthes Association, and for my School, Kingfisher.

Hopefully i’ll have more to report over the coming weeks

Panathlon Challenge 2017

Wednesday 8th February 2017

Today we travelled to Abingdon & Witney College in Oxfordshire – a 5 minute drive from the school 🙂 We were competing in this years Panathlon Challenge. We competed in the Panathlon against children from Mable Pritchard and Fitzwaryn School. It was a busy day, but we came away with a Gold Medal.

Tuesday 28th February 2017

We made the long trip across to Stoke Mandeville Stadium and competed in the South & Central Region Final. We (Kingfisher) represented Oxfordshire.

I competed in Curling, Running, Long jump and Boccia. I won 3 bronze medals, and 1 Gold medal-my best day so far! It was a long exhausting day, with so much going on, I forget which medal I won for each event. We are so pleased that we came second overall, narrowly missing out on 1st position which was won by Wiltshire.

Image from the Panathlon Challenge taking part at Stoke Mandeville 2017.

Mum & Dad’s bit…….

We were so pleased when Ben came home from school with a Gold medal, and told us that he was off to Stoke Mandeville to represent Oxfordshire. He’s competed with Kingfisher over previous years,  and come home with a bronze medal and a participating medal, but Gold was a whole new level.

When he returned home from the regional final at Stoke Mandeville, we were so pleased for him and the school on their haul of medals. They really did themselves proud, we wish we could have been there to see them.

Hello World!!

So here it is, my first blog!

For those of you who don’t know me, I’m Ben. I’m 11 years old and live at home in Oxfordshire with my Mum, Dad & younger Brother Oscar. I attend Kingfisher School in Abingdon, a school which provides needs for children with complex physical, and/or learning difficulties.

Because of my difficulties, Mum & Dad are my ‘Ghost writers’ so any grammar and spelling mistakes you find—blame them 🙂 I’ll make sure they let me have a go at this from time to time and then one day I can write my own blogs, but for now, I’ll leave it in their trusty hands.

Recently, I have competed in a Panathlon Challenge at Abingdon & Witney College. We competed against other schools from Oxfordshire and we won GOLD! This meant that we went on to the South & Central Region Multisport Final, representing Oxfordshire at Stoke Mandeville Stadium, where we won SILVER (46 Points) narrowly missing out on gold which was won by Wiltshire(54 Points). Northamptonshire won bronze (44 Points)

Since then, things have become really exciting! That’s the purpose of this blog. Initially I was asked by Tony Waymouth (COO Panathlon Challenge) to write a blog about my experience at the Panathlon Challenges, but as 2017 is shaping up to be super exciting, my blog page will cover everything I get up to from now on.

So there you have it, I’ve entered the world of blogging, and hoping to share my stories and help inspire others in this experience we all share – LIFE