Paralympic sprinter Bethany Woodward was delighted to receive an Honorary Senior Fellowship from Regent’s University in London.
The award was carried out at the Regent’s graduation ceremony for members of its American College, School of Drama, Film and Media, their Fashion and Design and the School of Psychotherapy and Psychology on Thursday.
Lee Doran will have an unusual operation tomorrow (Tuesday) to repair the damage the anterior cruciate ligament in his left knee that he injured throwing at the Loughborough International in May.
The Choice Agency javelin thrower will have the same surgery as Arsenal’s Theo Walcott had that put the England attacker out of last year’s World Cup.
Mark Dry is taking nothing for granted as he prepares for the British Trials, at which the hammer thrower could secure a place at the World Athletics Championships in Beijing’s Olympic Stadium in August.
The 27-year-old broke the Scottish hammer record at the Loughborough International in May with 76.93 metres, surpassing the A standard qualifying mark for the global Championships.
Bethany enthralled hundreds of people who attended the Salesforce World Tour London event at the Excel Centre in May.
With Salesforce keen to emphasise that careers in IT and providing related solutions are not the preserve of men, Bethany was invited as a motivational speaker, to talk about how nobody should be prevented from doing what they love.
Mark Dry fulfilled his New Year’s resolution – to qualify for the World Championships – by setting a new Scottish record to take victory in the hammer at the Loughborough International on Sunday.
The 27-year-old, who won bronze at last year’s Commonwealth Games in Glasgow, achieved six throws over 70 metres, the best of which was 76.93 metres in the fifth round, smashing his previous best by nearly two metres.
Bethy Woodward feels in good shape going into this weekend’s Loughborough International, an annual event she thoroughly enjoys, not least because of its integration of able bodies and disability races.
The sprinter from Hampshire, who won 200 metres silver in the London Paralympic Games in 2012, competes in the T37 category, for athletes who have cerebral palsy that affects one side of their bodies and is a patron for a charity which helps young people learn to cope with that disability.
Chris Stone believes he is in great shape as he aims to hit the qualifying mark for the European Under-23s Championships this weekend.
The 20-year-old believes he will reap the benefits of a month’s warm weather training in the Algarve, Portugal, as he heads for Sunday’s Loughborough International, which is traditionally seen by many Great Britain athletes as a big meeting to begin their season.