Jamie has been focussing on finishing his college course and he finished his BTEC Extended Diploma in IT with a triple Distinction. Then he was able to focus on his training, ready to fly to Spain to take part in the CPISRA World Games in August, where he had been selected to represent England, and he was delighted to bring home a Silver medal in the 800m.
Jamie took part in the Typhoo National Junior Athletics Championships this weekend and came home with Triple Gold for the 100, 200 and 400m, as well as 2 Silvers for the 100m and 400m relay!
Jamie has just completed his last London Mini Wheelchair Marathon, next year he will be too old!
He went out in style with a 2 min PB on the time he got last year
Jamie has now been internationally classified!! And the big news is, he has now been reclassified as a T34!! Jamie first got classified when he was 14, and they believed he was a T33 due to the way his disability presented itself at that time. It shows what hard work and training can do!! Jamie is over the moon, because there are a lot more events available to a T34, and they are faster.
At the end of August Jamie took part in the England Athletics Age Group Championships in Bedford where he came home with 2 Gold medals in the 100 and 400m. He also got a PB in the 100m taking his time to 17.80, which now ranks him 2nd in the UK.
Jamie then went on to the School Games in Loughborough a few days later, representing the South West in the 100 and 800m, and came home with a Gold and a Bronze.
Jamie Edwards has now joined the prestigious Weir Archer Academy, so his new Head coaches will be Jenny Archer MBE and David Weir CBE, our Six time Gold Paralympic medalist!
This will mean travelling to Kingston upon Thames once a month. His TS5C grant will really help with this!! Jamie will still receive coaching locally from the coach who introduced him to the sport 2 years ago, Jen Slade from SASP.
Jamie claimed a Bronze medal at the Senior England Athletics Championships in Bedford at the end of July, for the 100m wheelchair racing event. Jamie was the only junior wheelchair racer at the event, where he also got a PB of 18.02, now ranking him 3rd in the UK in his T33 classification.