25th April 2024


A number of Great Britain and Northern Ireland’s leading para athletics stars will be in action at the Coventry Spring Meeting, taking place at the University of Warwick track, on Saturday 27 and Sunday 28 April.

On Saturday, the schedule gets underway at 12:00 with the men’s ambulant shot put which will see five-time world champion Aled Davies (Ryan Spencer-Jones, Cardiff) competing. The reigning Paralympic champion is fine-tuning his preparations ahead of his quest to add world title number six to his resumé at the World Para Athletics Championships in Kobe, Japan next month.

Later in the day, the women will also be in action with two-time F20 shot put world champion Sabrina Fortune (Ryan Spencer-Jones, Deeside) lining up in the field. World fourth placer in the F35 event, Anna Nicholson (Richard Kaufman, Gateshead), will also take to the shot put circle in the West Midlands.

Five-time world F46 javelin champion Hollie Arnold (Scott Knighton, Blackheath and Bromley) will compete for the second time this season as she continues her 2024 season.

There will be a whole host of wheelchair and ambulant 100m, 200m, 400m and 1500m action during the Saturday afternoon.

Multiple global medallist Hannah Cockroft (Paul Moseley, Leeds) is entered for the 100m and 400m, going up against Kare Adenegan (Job King, Coventry) and Belgium’s Joyce Lefevre. Adenegan will also contest the 1500m on her home track.

In the men’s wheelchair race, Commonwealth champion Nathan Maguire (Ste Hoskins, Kirkby AC) is entered to compete across the weekend, while World Championships-bound Marcus Perrineau-Daley (Jenny Archer, Weir Archer Academy) (T52) and Mo Jomni (Jenny Archer, Weir Archer Academy) (T53) are also among those in the fields this weekend.

World medallists Zac Shaw (Leon Baptiste, Cleethorpes) [T12 100m] and Kevin Santos (Mike Utting, City of Norwich) [T47 100m] go in the ambulant 100m sprints across Saturday and Sunday.

On Sunday, Commonwealth and European medallist Harrison Walsh (Ryan Spencer-Jones, Swansea) lines up in the discus field, while world fourth placer Karim Chan (Lukasz Zawila) starts the day in the T20 long jump.

There are more wheelchair and ambulant finals on Sunday, with the 800m wheelchair races and 400m ambulant events taking place.

In the former, Hannah Cockroft and Kare Adenegan go head-to-head once again, while in the 400m ambulant fields, Ali Smith (Guildford & Godalming) stars in the women’s 400m, while Paralympic medallist Columba Blango (Chris Zah, Shaftesbury Barnet) goes in the men’s one-lap event.

Entry lists and results can be found on the Roster app or HERE.