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Weʼre raising £2,500 to enable Hannah to represent GB in the Special Olympics Summer Games in Abu Dhabi

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Hello, my name is Hannah and I am an Olympic athlete. I train and compete with the Special Olympics Surrey Athletics & Boccia teams.
Special Olympics is the 3rd Olympic movement and supports athletes aged from 8 to 80 with intellectual disabilities. It celebrates its 50th anniversary this year. Special Olympics GB supports 27000 coaching sessions across 28 different sports every year. Every 4 years there is a chance to compete against other athletes from across all regions of the UK in the National Games. Last year the National Games were held in Sheffield and I was one of the 2600 athletes who competed over 4 days in 21 different sports. As my cover photo shows I did rather well, winning a Gold medal for Softball Throw, a Bronze medal for the 50m sprint and a 4th place ribbon for Javelin. The pinnacle of the Special Olympics is the World Games were athletes from across the globe compete against each other.
The next World Games takes place in March 2019 in Abu Dhabi. Following my success in Sheffield, I have been lucky enough to be offered the chance to represent Great Britain in the World Games next year. To put this in context I am one of 7 athletes from across the UK who have been chosen to be part of the GB athletics team.
To fund my trip to Abu Dhabi I need to raise £2500. To do this I will be taking part in The Surrey Hills Cyclone Cycling Sportive on the 26th of May. This is a 30 mile cycle around the Surrey Hills which includes almost 2000ft of climbing which I will be doing on my own bike and not the tandem.
If this was not enough of a challenge I will also be part of a crew on a dragon boat competing in a regatta on the River Thames in Kingston in July.
Thank you so much for taking the time to read this and I can assure you that I will be training extremely hard in the next 12 months with the aim of hopefully bringing back a medal.

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  • Jonathan Kemp15 days ago
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    15 days ago

    30 miles done and dusted, time for a tougher challenge! We are now signed up to take part in the Devil's Punch Sportive in November. This ride sees her cycling 54 miles from Cranleigh around the Devil's Punchbowl and back, climbing 3700ft along the way. She has been training really hard for this ride and this hot weather is similar to the conditions she will face in Abu Dhabi. Bronwyn who is Hannah's personal trainer is going to join us on this ride and we have already done some training rides together.

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  • Jonathan Kemp2 months ago
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    Jonathan Kemp

    2 months ago

    A couple of weekends ago Hannah completed her first solo cycling challenge by taking on the Surrey Hills Cyclone Sportive. She cycled 30 miles around the Surrey & Kent borders climbing almost 2000 feet during the ride. As the photo shows she really enjoyed the challenge despite the warm weather. In fact we both enjoyed the ride so much we have decided to tackle another sportive. This one is in November so hopefully not quite so warm as it involves cycling 54 miles around the Devils Punchbowl with a total climb of 3700 feet.

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  • Jonathan Kemp3 months ago
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    3 months ago

    Yesterday I did my final training run before the Surrey Hills Cyclone Sportive. With my dad, I smashed three big climbs including Whitedown Lane, Box Hill and Denbies Hillside. We covered almost 19 miles and climbed 4393 feet over the North Downs. Feeling really ready for next week. Bring it on.

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27

  • Maxine Watkins

    Maxine Watkins

    Aug 13, 2018

    GO - HANNAH - GOLots of Woofs To YOU - Love ROCKY The Scottie xxx

    £10.00

  • Julie Hart

    Julie Hart

    Aug 5, 2018

    Let's get you there Hannah x

    £20.00

  • Susan Olive

    Susan Olive

    Aug 5, 2018

    £20.00

  • The Gosses at Dale Cottage

    The Gosses at Dale Cottage

    Aug 5, 2018

    Good luck with the training Hannah !

    £30.00

  • Judith Lockwood

    Judith Lockwood

    Jun 11, 2018

    Good luck Hannah! You are training so hard, well done x

    £30.00

  • Edward Cheevers

    Edward Cheevers

    Jun 1, 2018

    Good luck on your journey!

    £10.00

  • Anonymous

    Anonymous

    May 28, 2018

    Amazing Hannah, best of luck, Mark & Lindsey (Marlens)

    £25.00

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