Northampton Twin Brothers to Represent Great Britain at INAS European Cross Country Championships
Posted: Wed, 18 Feb 2015 12:09
Northampton twin Brothers Chris and Dave Lazenby have both been selected to represent Great Britain in the INAS European Cross Country Championships for people with intellectual disabilities which is being held in Wakefield, Yorkshire from the 19th to the 23rd February.
This will be the second time that the Lazenby's who are both members of the Wooton Road Runners Club in Northampton have represented their country following their debut in the World Cross Country Championships in Poland last year.
Chris and Dave are part of the 6 man team selected for the event by the UK Sports Association for people with learning disabilities (UKSA). The UKSA promotes, facilitates, and supports talented athletes with a learning disability to train, compete and excel in national and international competitive sport.
Chief Executive at the UK Sports Association, Tracey McCillen commented: "The UK Sports Association is delighted that the combined experiences of the athletes will enable Britain to have a strong Team on the start line for the Cross Country. These six athletes will show what British athletes can do and what better place to do that than on home soil. I wish the whole Team every success, look forward to the results, and as the host nation also look forward to welcoming competitors from across Europe to the UK."
Northamptonshire Sport Disability Development Officer, Graeme Wilson added:
"It's great to have 2 such inspirational role models in the Lazenby Brothers to show other people with learning disabilities in Northamptonshire what they can achieve in sport. Whether they are running with friends, in a group, at an Athletics Club, doing a parkrun, or competing at the highest level as they are, the most important thing is that they enjoy it, and reap the physical and social benefits of doing so! Best of luck to them both!"