Saturday saw 2,500 superheroes racing to complete the Superhero Tri alongside celebrities, Paralympians and military heroes.

Running alongside the brave participants were Jonnie Peacock, Adam Hills, David Weir, and Billy “The Wizz” Monger.

The Superhero Series is the UK’s only mass-participation sporting event for disabled people, who can race with their families, friends, and colleagues. Founded by Paralympian Sophie Warner, Saturday’s event was the third in this years’ series. Regardless of your athletic ability, the Superhero Series encourages all to take part for a fun and memorable sporting experience.

It was a fantastic day for everyone involved, with team captain Jonnie Peacock saying: “I’ve had an awesome day today. I was captain of team npower, my team did such a great job and they all had so much fun. It’s great to finally put a spotlight on everyday people with disabilities.”

The sentiment was shared by Everyday Superhero Jess Barnes, who competed as part of Team Fiona Cranswick with her trusty sidekick, Xenna: “It’s 10 times better than we were expecting. The atmosphere has been amazing. When you’re in a race situation you’re pushing as hard as you can and the crowd at the end really helps you through it. I would definitely come again. Even though I won this competition because of my lovely sidekick dog Xenna.

“It’s been a pleasure and a real honour to be selected for the celebrity team. It’s been a lovely atmosphere with people of all disabilities accepted and being encouraged to come along.”

If you’d like to sign up for the next event in the Superhero Series, Winter Wonderwheels on 2 December, visit the Superhero Series website, or check out their Twitter.

 

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