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2018 Electricians Events Calendar

Posted by Michaela Elcoat on 25th January 2018

 

 

Bookmark and share this page for the latest electrical events that are taking place in 2018.

January

 

 

Elex - London

Location: London, Alexandra Palace 

Date: Wednesday 31st - January - Thursday 1st February

About: Elex offers electrical professionals to access the latest technologies and attend various free seminars led by industry experts discussing key issues that face electricians today.

 

February

Tech Talk Seminars

Location: Newcastle, Newcastle Racecourse

Date: Wednesday 7th February

Location: Leeds, Leeds United FC 

Date: Friday 9th February

Location:  Newmarket, Newmarket Racecourse

Date: Tuesday 20th February

Location: Wolverhampton, Wolverhampton Racecourse

Date: Thursday 22nd February

About: Useful and informative half day seminars for those working in the electrical industry.

 

The Green Building & Facilities Roadshow 

Location: Manchester, Ethiad Stadium 

Date: Tuesday 27th February

About: Meet experts and suppliers for the latest cutting edge sustainable building products and solutions.

 

 

March

 

National Apprenticeship Week 

Date: Monday 5th- Friday 9th March

About: The 11th National Apprenticeship Week celebrates the success of apprenticeships and the hard work they do in the workplace. By highlighting their achievements they hope to encourage others to choose the apprenticeship path.

 

 

Ecobuild 

Location: London, Excel Centre

Date: Tuesday 6th - Thursday 8th March

About: Want to know about the latest technology and the freshest ideas? Hear about the government’s commitment to hit global targets and meet with architects, developers to local infrastructure clients.

 

 

Elex - Manchester

Location: Manchester EventCity

Date: Thursday 15th - Friday 16th March

About: Try out the latest products on the market, get the lowdown on the latest regulations and meet with exhibitors from across the country.   

 

April

The National Electrical Vehicle Show

Location: Malvern

Date: Sunday 8th April

About: The event features a range of classic and modern vehicles. There will be plenty of exhibitors as well trade and commercial stalls to browse through. Great event for fans of motors.

 

 

 

 

Elex - Exeter

Location: Exeter, Westpoint

Date: Thursday 19th - Friday 20th April

About: A hands-on event where electricians can try out the latest tools and hear from hundreds of exhibitors.

 

May

 

All-Energy Exhibition & Conference

Location: Glasgow, Sec Glasgow

Date: Wednesday 2nd - Thursday 3rd May

About: The go to event for renewable energy and low carbon innovation. The event will showcase the latest technologies and services for the energy supply chain for both public and private sectors. With over 400 speakers, 300 exhibitors and 12 industry sectors it’s not to be missed.

 

 

June

 

Elex - Harrogate

Location: Harrogate, Great Yorkshire Showground

Date: Wednesday 13th - Thursday 16th June

About: Find the latest tools on the market and get a fantastic discount on various products. You can also hear from exhibitors throughout the course of the two days.

 

July

Nothing in the diary yet

 

August

Nothing to confirm yet

 

September

The Energy Event

Location: Birmingham, NEC

Date: Tuesday 11th - Thursday 13th September

About: The event will be accompanied by The Energy Awards, where companies are celebrated for successfully reducing their emissions.

 

 

 

 

Elex - Coventry

Location: Coventry, Ricoh Arena

Date: Thursday 20th - Friday 21st September

About: Make a huge saving on some of the latest tools on the market and demonstrations from suppliers.

 

 

October

 

The Tool Show

Location: Kempton Park Racecourse

Date: Friday 12th - Saturday 14th October

About: Find the latest tools and grab a bargain at The Tool Show in October. There’s also prizes to be won and masterclasses taking place.

 

 

November

 

Elex - Surrey

Location: Surrey, Sandown Park

Date: Thursday 1st - Friday 2nd November

About: Electricians can get hands-on and try out a number of tools displayed by a large number of exhibitors. Savings can be made on purchases on the day.

 

 

The Electrical Design and Install Expo

Location: Birmingham, NEC

Date: Wednesday 14th - Thursday 15th November

About: The Electrical Design expo showcases various products such as; Platform to Learn More About the Fast Moving Electrical Industry. There’s also exhibitors from the Electronics & Electrical Goods industry. 

 

December

Nothing confirmed yet.

 

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2017 Electrician Events Calendar

Posted by Michaela Elcoat on 18th January 2017

Bookmark and share this page to keep up to date with the latest electrical events of 2017. The post will be updated regularly as more events are confirmed throughout the year.

January

Nothing much happening this month!

 

February

 

Elex - London

Location: London, Alexandra Palace

Date: 1 - 2 February

About: Elex offers electrical professionals to access the latest technologies and attend various free seminars led by industry experts discussing key issues that face electricians today. 

 

 

The Green Building & Facilities Road Show

Location: Manchester, Old Trafford Stadium

Date: 14 February

About: Learn about new green schemes, if Part L is making a difference and how Brexit will affect the Eco-standard.

 

 

 

Tech Talk Seminar

Location: Newcastle, Newcastle Racecourse

Date: 28 February

About: Keep up to date with the latest that’s happening in the electrical industry. Discover more about; electrical supply issues, legislation changes, common assessment visit departures and much more.

 

 

March

 

National Apprenticeship Week

Date: 6 - 10 March

Marking its 10th anniversary, National Apprenticeship week celebrates the incredible work apprentices do in the workplace and acknowledges what they have achieved.

Trade Skills 4U is hosting an electrical taster week to from 6 – 10 March. This will provide those between the ages of 16 – 21 year olds the opportunity to see whether a career in the electrical industry is for them.

Book today

 

 

Ecobuild

Location: London, Excel Centre

Date: 7 - 9 March

About: Ecobuild attracts over 34,000 people to the event every year which consists of architects, developers to local government and infrastructure clients. This year, the theme will be regenerated into an immersive city – with a main street, specific destinations and special feature attractions.

 

 

Elex

Location: Manchester

Date: 9 - 10 March

About: Elex offers electrical professionals to access the latest technologies and attend various free seminars led by industry experts discussing key issues that face electricians today.

 

 

Electrical Review Smart Lighting Summit

Location: London, Royal Victoria Dock

Date: 28 March

About: The Smart Summit will bring together a range of industry experts to discuss the latest developments in smart lighting controls and challenges the businesses need to overcome in a face-to-face environment.

 

April

 

 

 

 

 

 

The National Electric Vehicle Show

Location: Malvern

Date: 23 April

About: This a fantastic free event where electricians can hear key speakers discuss the benefits of EV’s and have the chance to discover the latest information on electric vehicles.

 

May

 

All-Energy

Location: Glasgow

Date: 10 - 11 May

About: All-Energy is one of the largest renewable energy events that enables you to meet some of the industries key players from the renewables sector. 

 

 

NICEIC Elecsa South

Location: Epsom, Epsom Downs Racecourse

Date: 18 May

About: The event is relevant to professionals within the electrical industry from CEO’s of major electrical companies to sole trader domestic installers and contracting businesses.

 

June

Napit Expo - TBC

 

July

Napit Expo - TBC

 

August

Nothing happening yet

 

September

 

 

Energy Event

Location: Birmingham

Date: 12 - 13 September 

About: The Energy Event brings together the supply and demand industry to help influence the way we buy and manage energy. The show regularly attracts over 7,000 visitors and offers a range of industry insight, achievable strategies and quality networking opportunities.

 

 

Tool Fair

Location: Coventry, Ricoh Arena

Date: 21 - 22 September

About: Get huge deals on the latest tools and equipment available in the industry.

 

 

October

Napit Expo - TBA

 

 

D&M Tool Show

Location: Kempton Park 

Date: 6 - 8 October

About: Make savings on some of the biggest brands in the UK and watch the free masterclasses available.

 

 

 

November

NICEIC Elecsa Live North

Date: TBC

Location: TBC

About: The event is relevant to professionals within the electrical industry from CEO’s of major electrical companies to sole trader domestic installers and contracting businesses.

 

 

December

Napit Expo - TBA

 

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Trade Skills 4U Electricians Diary for 2015

Posted by Christos Panayiotou on 13th January 2015

2015 calender

Keeping track of the key events and dates for your diary can be hard. So make life easy and simply bookmark, like or share this blog post and all the key events for this year will be in here. We will updating this post on a resgular basis as and when more key dates or events unfold so don't forget to check back from time to time to make sure you don't miss anything!

January 

Nothing as yet!

 

February

trade skills 4u logo

Trade Skills 4U 17th Edition 3rd Amendment Seminar

Date: 4th February 2015

About: As a thank you to all of our customers we are offering a free seminar to keep our customers up to date on the latest amendment. The seminar will take place between 1pm and 4pm at our Gatwick head office. Currently SOLD OUT. 

 

 

 

March

eco build

Ecobuild

Date: 3rd – 5th March 2015

Location: Excel London

About:  This event is for sustainable design, construction and energy for new build properties, commercial and domestic buildings. It is an essential industry event for anyone working with solar PV and renewable energy installtion. There is a huge range of exibitors and numrous conferences and talks you can attend over the 3 days.

elex show

The Elex Show (Yorkshire)

Date:  5 – 6 March 2015

Location: Yorkshire Event Centre

About: Sponsored by the IET The Elex Show gives more than 15,000 electrical professionals access to the latest technology as well as various seminars from industry experts about the following areas; ‘Dispelling Industry Myths’, The IET Industry Reform’, ‘NAPIT Inspection and Testing Qualification Explained’ to name but a few. 

NAW 2015

National Apprenticeship Week 2015
 
Date: 9 - 13 March 2015

About: This week is to celebrate apprenticeships and the positive impact they have on individuals and businesses across the UK, over this week the Skills Funding Agency will coordinate hundreds of events and activities nationwide.  


April

Electrical Safety Management Seminar

Date: 16 April 2015

Location:  Strand Palace Hotel, London

About: An educational seminar about the risks found in the workplace featuring four industry experts from the technical committee. If you want to avoid accidents at work then this is the conference for you.

Renewable Energy Market Place

Date: 21 April 2015

Location: Westpoint Arena, Exeter

About: A conference about renewable energy, energy efficiency measures and generation including an exhibition, demonstrations from manufacturers,  talks from various renewable energy experts, clinics for professional advice, and a conference from high level renewable expert.

 

 

May

all energy glasgow

All – Energy 2015

Date: 6 – 7 May 2015

Location: Glasgow, SECC

About: Glasgow is hosting one of the largest renewable energy events with the opportunity to meet key players from the renewable energy industry, if you’re interested in renewable energy then this event is for you.

 

NICEIC ELECSA show

NICEIC ELECSA South

Date: 14th May 2015

Location: Epsom Race Course

About: Famous for its free bacon butties and much much more NICEIC ELECSA Live is now a permanent fixture in the electrical calendar in the South East. As well as loads of essential tech talks you will also find some great deals and freebies on offers from a variety if industry specialists.

 

 

June

Not much going on in June at present!

 

 

July

Fairwell Green 17th Edition Book!

Date: 1st July 2015

About: From the 1st July 2015 all installations must comply with the latest 17th edition wiring regulations including the 3rd Amendment. This means you must ensure you hold a copy of the new yellow book and know what the key changes are to ensure your installtions are compliant and legal. 

 

The Electric Event

Date: 3 – 4 July 2015

Location: London

About: The ideal event for electrical professionals contractors, engineers, consultants, designers and specifiers from the UK electrical manafactoring industry. Register now for seminars and conferences. 

 

 

 

 

August

All quiet in August at present.

 

 

September

The Energy Event

Date: 15 – 16 September 2015

Location: NEC Birmingham

About: The UKs energy exhibition and conference which informs energy professionals about the developing technology. If you want to stay up to date with industry experts then look no further.

 

 

October

All clear for now.

 

 

November

NICEIC ELECSA Live North

Date: 27th November 2015

Location: Epsom Race Course

About: Very similar to its southern sister the event at Aintree also features a number of key tech talks plus numerous freebies including the all important bacon butties!

 

 

December

Merry Xmas!

 

Dont forget to check back as we update this list with important dates and events throughout the year. Also if you know of an important date we have missed please contact us and let us know and we can add it to the calendar.

 

If you would like an event to appear in our calender please email: kirsten.beckwith@tradeskills4u.co.uk

 

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Electrician in starring role at Old Trafford Rugby League Grand Final!

Posted by Christos Panayiotou on 5th October 2012

Not many people know this but Warrington Wolves team Captain Legend, Adrian Morley, was once an Electrician! Even though he has surpassed a career dealing with cables, he completed his electrical apprenticeship with NG Baileys as a young man.

Adrian also happens to be a friend of ours here at Tradeskills4U. For those who know a bit about our brand, Tradeskills4u owners, Carl & Tracey Bennett, are lifelong supporters of the Wolves spending many weekends and many hours on the road travelling to see their heroes play.

“Adrian is a superb role model at Warrington and a genuinely nice bloke” says Carl, “We had chance to spend some time with Adrian and the team in recent months and the professionalism we witnessed is extraordinary”

“Tomorrow we’ll be a bag of nerves until the final whistle, whatever happens we’ve had a great year, but a win would top it off. I’ll be wearing my lucky primrose and blue socks too!” added Carl.

Photograph: Adrian Morley with TS4U owners, Carl & Tracey Bennett celebrating Warrington's Challenge Cup Win 2012.

 

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David Blaine to be 'Electrified' following Electrical Safety Week

Posted by Chloe Bennett on 4th October 2012

Following on the from the 7 day long campaign to raise awareness for electrical Safety, Daredevil and illusionist David Blaine is going to take on his most shocking – excuse the pun- display yet as he is going to spend three days and nights being zapped by 1 million volts.

This new challenge will see the crazy 39 year old don a medieval style chainmail suit complete with wire helmet during the 72 hour task which he has aptly called ‘Electrified.’

The show – if you can call it that – will be projected live at the Truman Brewery in London from 7pm on Saturday and visitors are said to be able to interact with Blaine for an hour from 9pm.

Obviously it goes without saying this is certainly not something to be tried at home or anywhere else for that matter. As to why this gent likes to put himself through ultimate paces is anyone’s guess.

To get a full insight into the dangers of electricity; go on our newly accredited City & Guilds MOD1 & MOD2 courses. They provide a real insight into general electrics; both the installation side and the principles behind installation. 

Maybe we should have offered one to Blaine himself? I wonder whether he realises the effects 1 million volts will have on his body?

Bit late now eh? Nevermind.... :)

imagesource@eyevine

 

Categories: electrical, events

National Tradesmen's Day

Posted by Chloe Bennett on 21st September 2012

and finally our lovely Part P class, enjoying their cakes :)

 

Categories: company news, events

Tuesday Blues

Posted by Chloe Bennett on 11th September 2012

After our golden summer of sporting events, the days that were the Olympics and Paralympics have finally come to close. London’s hosting, sealed with the Team GB London parade, will forever be viewed as the event that ‘brought this country together,’ said London Mayor, Boris Johnson.

Today, filled with Olympic/Paralympic blues, we are reminded of the thrill that was this summer as we recap the additional medals that were won over the past 5 days bringing our total medal count to a fantastic 120!

Final medallists for the Paralympics.

Silver – Shelly Woods – Women’s Marathon – T54

Gold – David Weir – Men’s Marathon – T54

Gold – Josie Pearson – Women’s Discus Throw – F51/52/53 Final

Bronze - Rachel Morris – Women’s Individual H 1-3 Road Race

Silver – Great Britain – Women’s 4 x100m Medley Relay – 34 Points

Bronze – Harriet Lee – Women’s 100m Breaststroke – SB9

Silver – Ellie Simmons – Women’s 100m Freestyle – S6

Bronze – Great Britain – Men’s Team Class 6-8

Bronze – Great Britain – Women’s Doubles

For our other roundups visit our Paralympic Roundup 3, Paralympic Roundup 2, Paralympic Roundup 1

Want to re-live #TeamGB Olympic moments? Check out our Olympic blog posts here Olympic Round up 4, Olympic Round up 3, Olympic Round up 2, Olympic Round up 1.

Imagesource@ www1.skysports.com

 

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Powering through; Paralympic Roundup

Posted by Chloe Bennett on 7th September 2012

As nineteen year old Jonnie Peacock raced to win Gold last night in the 100m – T44 Final it’s probably safe to say that was a moment in time for Great Britain. Having lost his right leg after a battle with meningitis, Jonnie proved that anything was possible smashing the Paralympic record with 10.90 seconds. His passion to succeed was echoed by the 80,000 strong crowd that chanted his name around the stadium last night. However in true British style, our nation showed the respect the athletes deserved by falling silent in the moments leading to the race.

His astounding performance came in a night where we saw David ‘The Weirwolf’ Weir and Hannah Cookroft claimed their third and second gold of the games respectively.

Our last Paralympic update highlighted the 54 medals won by our athletes, and only four days later I am about to note the additional 54 bring our total medals won to 108! This total exceeds the predicted total of 103 and with three more days to go before the closing ceremony who knows what this high spirited team are capable of?

Medal winners since Monday 3rd September:

Athletics

Gold - Danielle Brown – Women’s Individual Compound - Open

Silver – Mel Clarke - Women’s Individual Compound – Open

Gold – Jonnie Peacock – Men’s 100m – T44

Bronze – Ola Abidogun – Men’s 100m – T46

Gold – Mickey Bushell – Men’s 100m – T53

Bronze – Ben Rushgrove – Men’s 200m – T36

Silver – Paul Blake – Men’s 400m – T36

Bronze – David Devine – Men’s 1500m – T13

Gold – David Weir – Men’s 1500m – T54

Silver – Dab Greaves – Men’s Discus Throw – F44

Bronze – David Devine – 800m – T12

Bronze – Paul Blake – Men’s 800m – T36

Gold – David Weir – Men’s 800m – T54

Gold – Hannah Cockroft – Women’s 200m – T34

Bronze – Beverley jones – Women’s Discus Throw – T35/T38

Bronze – Great Britain – Women’s 4 x 100m Relay – T35/T38

Boccia

Bronze – Great Britain – Mixed Team BC1 – 2

Cycling - Road

Silver – Mark Colbourne – Men’s Individual C 1 Time Trial

Gold – Sarah Storey – Women’s Individual C 4-5 Road Race

Silver – Karen Darke – Women’s Individual H 1-2 Time Trial

Gold – Sarah Storey – Women’s Individual C 5 Time Trial

Bronze – David Stone – Mixed T 1-2 Time Trial

Equestrian

Gold – Sophie Christiansen – Mixed Individual Freestyle Test Grade la

Gold – Natasha Baker – Mixed Individual Freestyle Test Grade II

Silver – Deborah Criddle – Mixed Individual Freestyle Test Grade III

Silver – Sophie Wells – Mixed Individual Freestyle Test – Grade IV

Bronze – Lee Pearson – Mixed Individual Freestyle Test Grade Ib

Judo

Bronze – Ben Quilter – Men’s – 60kg

Sailing

Gold – Helena Lucas – Mixed single – Person Keelboat (2.4mR)

Bronze – Great Britain – Mixed Two Person Keelboat (SKUD18)

Shooting

Bronze – Matthew Skelton – Mixed R6-50m Rifle Prone-SH1

Swimming

Bronze – Matthew Walker – Men’s 50m Freestyle – S7

Gold – Josef Craig – Men’s 400m Freestyle – S7

Bronze – Robert Welbourn – Men’s 400m Freestyle – S10

Bronze – James Clegg – Men’s 100m Butterfly – S12

Bronze – Oliver Hynd – Men’s 100m Backstroke – S8

Silver – Aaron Moores – Men’s 100m Backstroke – S14

Silver – Sasha Kindred – Men’s 200m Ind. Medley – SM6

Gold – Oliver Hynd – Men’s 200m Ind. Medley – SM8

Bronze – Eleanor Simmonds – Women’s 50m Freestyle – S6

Silver- Louise Watkin – Women’s 50m Freestyle – S9

Bronze – Susannah Rodgers – Women’s 100m Freestyle – S7

Silver – Heather Frederiksen – Women’s 100m Freestyle – S8

Bronze – Susannah Rodgers – Women’s 400m Freestyle – S7

Silver – Stephanie Millward – Women’s 400m Freestyle – S9

Silver – Charlotte Henshaw – Women’s 100m Breaststroke – SB6

Silver – Claire Cashmore – Women’s 100m Breaststroke – SB8

Gold – Heather Fredriksen – Women’s 100m Backstroke – S8

Bronze – Hannah Russell – Women’s 100m Backstroke – S12

Silver – Stephanie Millward – Women’s 200m Ind. Medley – SM9

Bronze – Louise Watkin – Women’s 200m Ind. Medley – SM9

Bronze – Natalie Jones – Women’s 200m Ind. Medley – SM6

Bronze – Great Britain – Women’s 4 x 100m Freestyle Relay 34 Points

Table Tennis

Bronze – Paul Davies – Men’s Singles – Class 1

WheelChair Tennis

Silver – Great Britain – Mixed Quad Doubles

Can’t wait to see what this weekend brings…. #paralympics

For our other roundups visit our Paralympic Roundup 2, Paralympic Roundup 1

Imagesource@London2012.com

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Paralympic Weekend Recap

Posted by Chloe Bennett on 3rd September 2012

Having participated in every Paralympic games and cumulatively won 1,522 medals, #TeamGB sit proudly in 2nd place on the all-time medal table. This position, currently reflecting our 2012 London Games medal position, is an incredible place to hold and reflects how much support and opportunity this country provides for those with disability. So far we’ve won 54 medals in the London 2012 and here’s a recap of the action just in case you missed it.

Weekend Recap

Our Golden girl Ellie Simmonds smashed a world record to gain gold in the pool.

Richard Whitehead raced through the final 100m of his 200m – T42 race on the track, blitzing his previous world record time with a time of 24.38.

His success was followed by our two Irish sportsmen Jason Smyth and Michael McKillop also winning gold in the men’s T13 100m and 800m T37 respectively.

Two gold’s won in the velodrome for Team GB with Barney Storey piloted Neil Fachie to win the men's Individual B 1km Time Trial.

His success was made that little bit sweeter as his wife and fellow #TeamGB teammate, Sarah Storey went on to win her second gold in her Individual C4-5 500m time Trial event.

Great Britain's Equestrian riders won a fifth successive Team title and backed it up with three Individual medals, including a gold for 24-year-old Sophie Christiansen in Grade Ia.

Weekend’s Medal Winners

Silver - Graeme Ballard Men’s 100m – T36

Gold - Richard Whitehead Men’s 200m – T42

Bronze - Aled Davies Men’s Shotput F42/44

Bronze - Robin Womack Men’s Shotput F54/55/56

Gold - David Weir Men’s 5000m – T54

Gold - Aled Davies Men’s Discus Throw – F43

Silver - Stef Reid Women’s Long Jump – F42/44

Silver - Libby Clegg Women’s 100 – T12

Gold - Hannah Cockcroft Women’s 100m – T34

Bronze - Gemma Prescott Women’s Club Throw – F31/32/51

Bronze - Claire Williams – Women’s Discus Throw – F11/12

Gold – Anthony Kappes – Men’s Cycling Track

Silver – Neil Fachie – Men’s Cycling Track

Silver – Shaun McKewown – Men’s Cycling Track

Bronze – Darren Kenny – Men’s Cycling Track

Bronze – Jody Cundy - Men’s Cycling Track

Gold – Neil Fachie - Men’s Cycling Track

Bronze – Aileen McGlynn - Women’s Cycling Track

Gold – Sarah Storey - Women’s Cycling Track

Silver – Mixed Cycling Track

Gold – Sophie Christiansen - Mixed Individual Championship Test - Grade Ia

Gold – Natasha Baker - Mixed Individual Championship Test - Grade II

Silver – Deborah Criddle - Mixed Individual Championship Test - Grade III

Silver – Sophie Wells - Mixed Individual Championship Test - Grade IV

Silver – Lee Pearson - Mixed Individual Championship Test - Grade Ib

Gold - Mixed Team Championship

Silver – Samuel Ingram – Men’s 90kg

Gold – Mixed Rowing

Silver – Matthew Skelhon – Mixed Shooting

Bronze – James Belvis – Mixed Shooting

Bronze – Matthew Whorwood – Men’s 400m Freestyle – S6

Silver – Oliver Hynd - Men's 400m Freestyle - S8

Bronze – Same Hynd - Men's 400m Freestyle - S8

Bronze - James Clegg - Men's 100m Butterfly - S12

Silver – James Crisp – Men’s 100m Backstroke – S9

Gold – Jessica-Jane Applegate – Women’s 200m Freestyle – S14

Gold – Eleanor Simmonds – Women’s 400m Freestyle – S6

Silver – Heather Frederiksen – Women’s 400m Freestyle – S8

Bronze – Hannah Russell – Women’s 100m Butterfly – S12

Silver – Claire Cashmore – Women’s 100m Backstroke – SB8

Silver – Stephanie Millward – Women’s 100m Backstroke S9

Silver - William Bayley – Men’s Singles Class 7 (Table Tennis)

 

Imagesource@London2012.com

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Paralympian's; WE ARE IN AWE

Posted by Chloe Bennett on 31st August 2012

Today is the second day of the Paralympics which is extremely exciting however, rather like a waiter delivering a delayed desert, I can’t help but feel we waited a little too long for it all to begin.

This is of course no fault of the outstanding talent that we are watching, but the fault of the officials. I know that London might not have coped if we’d run one straight after another but it wouldn’t it have been nice to elongate the TEAMGB sprit instead of begin subject to the unwelcome 18 day gap between these two great events.

Rant over.

Despite my personal feelings and the inevitable comparisons that will follow, who can deny the incredible performances the London GB 2012 Paralympic team are starting to present.

Described by hosting channel as the ‘Superhumans,’ it is incredibly humbling to watch some of the world’s remarkable athletes reach their dreams having triumphed in the face of adversity.

One incredible athlete who is determined to win gold in the archery competition is American born Matt Stutzman. Despite being born with no arms, the 29 year old uses both his legs to fire the arrows with absolute precision.

Another incredible athlete is Chinese swimmer Tao Zheng who managed to break the men’s S6 100m backstroke yesterday using only the power of his legs. His show stopping performance completed in 1.13.56 was the first of four events he is competing in.

Their courage and ability is outstanding.

Now it’s time for TEAM GB to take the stage…

Having claimed 2 gold’s and 3 silvers in the cycling, a gold and 2 silvers in the swimming, a bronze in the Judo and another bronze in the powerlifting we’re back in our favourite spot of 3rd!

With plenty more in store, the nation is already gripped again and who can blame us as we are witnessing first class performance by what I believe are ‘real life heroes.’

For those of you who have missed the sporting events so far – he’s a recap on the medals won:

Cycling

Women’s Individual C5 Pursuit – Gold – Sarah Storey OBE

Men’s Individual C4-5 Kilo – Silver – Jon-Allan Butterworth

Men’s Individual C1 Pursuit – Gold – Mark Colbourne

Men’s Individual C1-2-3 Time Trial – Silver – Mark Colbourne

Women’s Individual B Time Trial – Silver – Aileen McGlynn OBE & Helen Scott.

Judo

Men’s 60 kg – Bronze – Ben Quilter

Powerlifting

Women’s 40kg – Bronze – Zoe Newson

Swimming

Women’s 100m Backstroke – S6 – Silver – Nyree Kindred MBE

Women’s 400m Freestyle – S12 – Silver – Hannah Russell

Men’s 100m Backstroke – S7 – Gold – Jonathon Fox

With lots more to come, we’ll be keeping on top of the events and the outcomes so you can read the daily digests here.

 

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