Wheelchair Racing Academy
The Academy was founded in 2011 for athletes of all abilities and experience from 8 years up, over distances from 100m to full marathon.
For new athletes chairs are available to get started and explore various seating positions. Indoor training rollers for winter warm-up and technical sessions were introduced in 2014 within a purpose-built storage room.
The Academy includes a number of upcoming talented athletes, British, European and World Record holders, representing Coventry Godiva and Great Britain. Competitions range from open meets, national championships, internationals, London Mini-marathon for juniors, 10km, Half-marathons and Paratriathlons.
Annually the Coventry Godiva Classic attracts wheelchair racers from across the country for IPC sanctioned competition with electronic timing.
These include T33 – T34 (Cerebral Palsy, Stroke) and T51 – T54 (Spinal Injury, Spina Bifida, Leg Amputee)
See IPC Athletics Website for more information.
Wheelchair Training Times
Normal training times at the track are:
Sunday – meet 2.30p.m. / session begins 3.00p.m.
These times may be confirmed via the Warwick University booking schedule.
In addition the following sessions are available:
Saturday – Draycote Water (Occasional)
For further information contact Job King :