The Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park was again the setting for Parallel London - the push/run challenge for all abilities – earlier this month. This the second year that the event has been held and again Team Treloar’s were well represented: Treloar students, supporters and staff ran, walked, pedalled or were pushed around the different courses covering 10km, 5km, 1km or 100m.
Millie-May completed the 10km course with her support team (aka Team Wolfpack) f Lisa, Charlie and Katherine. Ted completed the 5km with his family and then got into his walker to complete the 100m on foot – a massive achievement and the Kercher family all managed the 5km route.. Sophie completed the 5km in her head-switch controlled wheelchair, with the support of her family and Josh, who is due to start at Treloar’s later this term, completed 10k with his mum, dad and brother.
When everyone finished their pushing/running/walking it was off to the family-friendly festival onsite, which featured food, music, dancing, technology and art. The focus was very much on inclusivity with lots of extra activities to join in with, the World’s Strongest Disabled Man competition and other interesting areas to explore – definitely fun for all!
The whole of Team Treloar’s had a wonderful day taking part and enjoying the fun of the festival! Well done to everyone who took part and thank you to all their family and friends who have supported them along the way. We’re already looking forward to Parallel 2018!