North Somerset disability athlete Nick Marsh has returned from the 2015 CPISRA World Games with an impressive haul of one gold and two silver medals.
Nick, 21, from Yatton took up athletics after being inspired by performances at the 2008 Beijing Olympics. Following encouragement at training weekends held by CP Sport in Nottingham and coach Craig Carscadden, Nick began competing as a middle distance runner, however his formal classification as a T38 athlete brought a change of focus to sprint events.
Nick joined North Somerset Athletics Club in 2009 and has continued to train and successfully compete for the club at local and league events over the past 6 years under head coach Chris Millard. Whilst at Cardiff University he was placed on their ‘High Performance Scheme’ and worked alongside Wales international athletes at Cardiff Athletics Club whilst also training and competing for the University, becoming Track Captain in his final year. During this period Nicks times improved and in 2013 he won Gold medals in the 400m at the England Disability Athletics Championships and in the 200m and 400m at the CP National Championships.
Years of dedication and hard work were rewarded when Nick received his international call-up, being named in the England squad for the 2015 CPISRA World Games. Competing against athletes from 20 other nations Nick won silver medals in the Mens T38 200m and 400m and gold in the 4x100m relay, a fantastic achievement