With only three weeks to go until the 2017 Virgin London Marathon, excitement continues to rise in the Sloan household in Dunfermline. With weeks of training behind him under the watchful eye of coach Pamela Robson, teenager Callum Sloan from Queen Anne HS will head to London for his third mini marathon, wiser and more determined than in previous years.
Callum is the only Disability Sport Fife (DSF) wheelchair racer in forty years to compete in the most prestigious event in the racing calendar. Improving his own personal time is as always his key objective but along the way he will once again soak up the atmosphere that is unique to London. Callum has learned so much from his previous outings but he is no doubt whatsoever about the quality of the field and the challenge of the event. The weather will as always play a part but hopefully the 2017 event will be kind to all ambulant and wheelchair athletes.
Callum will as always have family and friends cheering him on in London. In addition, the enthusiastic DSF athletics squad will be behind him all the way. Callum is part of a small group of Fife wheelchair racers who are totally committed to track and road training. They are an inspiration to one another. Callum supplements his outdoor training with work indoors on the rollers. He is a very committed young T53 athlete.
True to form the young West Fife athlete has once again opened a My Donate page to raise funds for Disability Sport Fife. As well as his own personal racing goals Callum hopes that sponsorship money that comes his way will help others to enjoy sport as he has since becoming involved with DSF many years ago.
Richard Brickley MBE
President, Disability Sport Fife