CHARITY UPDATE - CALLUM HALL JULY 19

300 North are proud to sponsor Paralympic athlete Callum Hall. Our last update from Callum was in May, so we thought we'd check in with him to see how his training has been going over the past couple of months.

Callum begins "So the last few months have been slightly strange for me in terms of training. I made the decision to move back to road racing rather than pursuing track racing. I was struggling to enjoy training for the track and my concentration was lacking. I’ve always had a love hate relationship with track racing; putting in many hours of training to push in races that last 50 seconds to 4 minutes is perhaps not for me but slogging it out for 1 hour and a half is! I’m glad I've come to realise that now, bring on more endurance distances!

This leads to my next block of training, now trying to increase the miles and length of effort again to suit 26.2 mile races rather than 400m".

In the coming weeks Callum has the Leeds 10k which is high on his agenda with coming from Leeds. It is a race he says he absolutely loves on local roads with unreal support all the way around.

"There are a few local 10ks in the pipeline but the main goal is to build up towards 3 big marathons in September and November. Seoul marathon in South Korea , Berlin marathon and Ōita marathon in Japan. All 3 marathons are flat routes and tend to lead to large packs of athletes working together to go fast which suits me better than other marathons. I'm really looking forward to moving on from the slight blip in my training/season and regaining some positive results!".

We can't wait to see what this new training focus brings for Callum and we'll be keeping a close eye on his progress through the rest of this year. Good luck Callum.

 

Callum is 27 years old and originally from Yeadon in West Yorkshire. He was paralysed in September 2012 after stepping on a sea urchin in Greece. This caused an epidural abscess on his spine and resulted in paraplegia. Callum was passionate about sport, being a PE teacher and playing football before his accident. He took up wheelchair racing in 2014 after hearing about it from ex patients at Pinderfields Hospital in Wakefield. If anyone is interested in supporting Callum to reach the next level of his career then please do get in touch with us:
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