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Carly Tait

Carly Tait
Carly from Sale in Manchester was inspired to take up Wheelchair Racing after the success of the 2012 Paralympics Games. After researching clubs in the surrounding area, Carly found a racing club in Stockport run by ex-Team GB coach Rick Hoskins.

After being classified as a T34 (a Cerebral Palsy class), Carly started competing only 5 months after first pushing a chair. At the end of her first season she ranked 4th in the UK for the 100m.

Her aim for 2014 is to continue to improve her rankings and to become a strong contender for the upcoming 2014 IPC European Championships.

Carly has just started her 2nd race season and is working towards the Swiss Championships in May.

Josh Oguntaya

Josh Oguntaya
20 year-old Josh is from East Manchester and has been a member of the DMSF Academy at Wright Robinson College since January 2011. Earlier this year Josh achieved success at the British Universities & Colleges Sport (BUCS) Visa Outdoor Athletics Championships.

Josh is an 800m specialist training under Vincente Modahl for the Diane Modahl Foundation he is aiming to compete in the 2016 Olympic Games in Rio.

"Before Jon's help I had suffered with a really tight hamstring but they discovered that the problem was my lower back which filtered down to my hamstring. It's now slowly getting better and I'm constantly seeing improvements. I'm excited to get back to getting into full fitness all thanks to the Mlh physio team at Bridgewater Hospital."

Leigh Walmsley

Leigh Walmsley Score
Leigh Walmsley
In 1999, at the age of 30, she was diagnosed with RA with inflammation in her hands, wrists, elbows, shoulders, neck, spine, hips, knees, ankles and feet. She took up archery in 2006 and, after a succession of illnesses and injuries, competed nationally in her first full season in 2008.

In 2011, Leigh competed in the BWAA European Invitational & won a bronze medal as a British Independent. She was then selected for the Para-Archery GB Team to compete at the Czech Para-Archery World Ranking Event, & won Team Gold. In September 2011, she was brought into the Para-Archery GB Squad.

In 2012, Leigh was selected to represent ParalympicsGB Archery Team at the London 2012 Paralymics Games, where she finished in 9th place.

Leigh trains with Royal Richmond Archery Club, & is based in Warrington. She is aiming to compete at the Paralympics in Rio 2016.

Kelly Massey takes part in a relay
Kelly Massey
mlh Physiotherapy supports local 400m athlete Kelly Massey. Kelly competes for Sale Harriers and has made appearances for England in several European matches and Great Britain at the World Student Games.

Kellys' greatest achievements to date include 5th at the World Trials, European Club Cup Champion, bronze medallist at the World Student Games and is positioned 9th in the 2009 400m rankings.

Kelly also won a silver medal whilst representing the 2010 England Commonwealth 4 x 400m relay team.

Kelly Massey Kelly Massey Competing
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