Paige Murray - Blog
T34 U23 wheelchair athlete, introduced to racing a number of years ago and starting training in mid-2013, beginning my first official athletics season in May this year (2014). I am an individual with much ambition and drive to succeed. Having tried many sports (swimming & wheelchair Basketball to name a few) I've found great love and enthusiasm for racing and look forward with excitement to a positive future in athletes.
Prior to racing I have worked proactively both as a sports leader and ambassador within several organisations, which lead to me, being selected to carry the 2012 Paralympic Flame representing the East Midlands and Leicestershire. Since then I have been chosen to be a baton bearer in the Queens Baton Relay for the 2014 Commonwealth Games.
I hope by staring this blog I am able to encourage others to achieve their very best. Seeing that those dreams can become a reality with hard work and commitment, taking little steps to accomplish those long term aims.
My dream is to one day be representing Great Britain.
Posted: Sun, 19 Mar 2017 19:51 by Paige Murray
March arrived, beginning with more PB's in the gym, always helps to focus knowing and seeing the achievements of one's self. Supporting further progression and raising ambition. It was fabulous to attend the Six Nations Dinner for Matt Hampson Foundation, an EPIC atmosphere for a incredible cause, what a privilege to be part of such a united team #TeamHambo #GetBusyLiving an astonishing amount raised, changing lifes and bringing hope. Inspiring in more ways than one and a real motivational boost.
This month has also brought opportunity to become a champion for LRS This Girl Can campaign. A role I gladly excepted, I am so proud to be supporting this campaign. "I am delighted to be a champion, a real privilege to be involved in such a brilliant and encouraging initiative. It is fantastic to be able to support woman and girls to embrace sport and physical activity. Sport creates huge IMPACT, every girl CAN and deserves to experience the positive benefits that sport has to offer." I've been told too many times I can't and proved many wrong so to help others find that they CAN is great! Lastly I am pleased to say I have been awarded the most improved wheelchair racer over the 2016 race season for Coventry Godiva Harriers. Extremely happy to have been recognised, for my progression. Thank you #TeamGodivas #GoGodivasGo! Here to more hard work, training and competing. Excited! My adventure continues...