Runner targets games

Leven based athlete Derek Rae.
Leven based athlete Derek Rae.

LEVEN athlete Derek Rae is setting about fulfilling his ambition is to compete for Great Britain and challenge for a place in the GB Team for the Paralympic Games in Rio in 2016.

The Anster Haddie runner has received enormous support from his club since a motor cycle accident in 2010 left him with injuries on the right side of his body, including arm, ribs, shoulder, head and eyes, resulting in a brachial plexis injury.

The president of Disability Sport Fife, Richard Brickley, hailed the Levenmouth runner.

He said: “The Edinburgh Marathon in May 2013 is a major focus for the Disability Sport Fife Futures Squad member. It is in the Edinburgh Marathon that he hopes to run a best performance and bring his skills and abilities to the attention of UK Athletics.”

Mr Brickley added Derek also has the talent to become a Paralympians or Para-Sport athlete at the Commonwealth Games.