Lucas came to the Weir Archer Academy for the first time in June 2018, aged just eight years old and was lucky enough to meet and train with his hero David Weir.
Since then Lucas has been training with the juniors under the watchful eye of their dedicated coach. He is enjoying the experience and making firm friends with the other juniors.
He has been loaned a fantastic new racing chair and is improving every week.
He is yet to compete in any races and is looking forward to competing in the Winter Wonderwheels in December.
Joined WAA in 2013, aged 6.
One of 7 junior athletes chosen for the Great South Run 1 mile wheelchair race held in Portsmouth in 2017 when ten years old.
Medals for Portsmouth Mile, Winter Wonderwheels Mile, Surrey County Athletics Association under 11’s 100 metres, Coventry under 11’s 100 metres and Westminster Mile.
Favourite event: Westminster Mile – 6 mins off his PB, loved the fantastic atmosphere in London and waving to all the crowds!
Enjoys seeing the other WAA juniors each week, training alongside them and getting plenty of inspiration and support from all the experienced athletes and coaches at the club, not to mention his hero, David Weir!
Has Cerebral Palsy and is a member of CP Sports.
Martin joined the Weir Archer Academy in October 2017 aged ten, after hearing so much about it from his friend Sam Walkington, another one of our Junior Athletes.
He has been welcomed with open arms and made to feel part of a big family from the word go, which he loves as he feels understood.
Since joining he has benefited from the coaching expertise of David Weir, Jenny Archer and David Lucas as well as from his fellow senior athletes, who all have a wealth of tips to share.
As a result, Martin has grown in confidence and has come on leaps and bounds. He is very much looking forward to taking part in his first race at Winter Wonderwheels this December.
One of 7 junior athletes chosen for the first Great South Run 1 mile wheelchair race held in Portsmouth in 2017 when 11 years old.
Medals for Portsmouth Mile and Winter Wonderwheels Mile.
Enjoys coming to the track, socialising with his friends and racing.
Likes all the coaches who are friendly and push him to reach his full potential, with his Cerebral Palsy.
2nd Place in the first Great South Mile
Completed 10K at Winter Wonder Wheels, then came first in the 1Km
Completed 5k Santa Run
The youngest competitor in The Westminster Mile at nine years old Placed 6th in the U20s group
Medals at Surrey County championships, Typhoo Youth Games and Decathlon 5K