MIckey Bushell, GBR
Mickey competed in the Reading Disability Half Marathon.
Mickey competed in the D.S.E National Games in Blackpool.
In April Mickey won the 11-13 year olds Borough London Mini-Marathon. He came 7th overall.
In May Mickey won the Junior Great Manchester Run Wheelchair race.
In April Mickey won the 11-13 year olds Borough London Mini-Marathon.
"I competed in this year's London Adidas Mini Wheelchair Marathon representing Birchfield Harriers.
As I was waiting for the start of my race, I had the chance to meet Martin Johnson the England rugby captain.
That was fantastic; he is even bigger in real life than he is on TV.
It was raining just before the start of my race, but I hardly noticed it as my heart was racing.
Luckily the rain stopped as we set off, but I had a little trouble with the wind going through Southwark tunnel.
It was a head wind, and as I am so light it was a hard push through the tunnel so I lost a bit of time going through there.
I could hear the crowds cheering even before I came out of the tunnel, it sounded like a plane taking off, it was really loud! But it gave me a real boost. The wind eased a bit, and it got easier to push.
When I rounded the corner into the mall I could see the finish line in the distance, I thought: 'AT LAST'! So I sprinted the hardest I could all the way to the finish line. The crowds were fantastic, they cheered and shouted me all the way to the end.
When I crossed the line they gave me my medal and told me that I was the winner of the 11-13 boys! I came 6th overall. Even though the course was wet and a bit windy I was very happy not only to have finished but also to win my age group again."
This year is the last time Mickey will compete in the 11-13 year olds category. Next year he will move up into the 14-17 boys age group."
"I am very grateful to The Lady Taverners and The Wolverhampton Wanderers FA Community Fund for jointly paying for a brand new race chair for me as I had been sharing my coach's chair up until then.
As a thank you I collected sponsors to raise money towards The Lady Taverner Charities and so far I've managed to raise over £2,300.
All in all, win or lose, I had a fantastic time, and can't wait until next year!"
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