Moore Stephens Isle of Man is proudly supporting 14 year old Dan Sandford, the Isle of Man’s first blade runner.
British Athletics chose Dan to attend the Parallel Success Talent Programme this year as a T44 para-athlete. Last winter Dan attended four Parallel Success Training days where he was trained by the top performance coaches in the country.
“We’re thrilled to support Dan; he’s an inspirational young man and it’s just fantastic to see him compete with such success,” enthused Clive Dixon, managing partner of Moore Stephens. “I wish Dan the best of luck this summer – the whole firm is rooting for him!”
As part of his training, over the next four months Dan will be competing in the UK against other under 15’s in the same disability classification. He has recently returned from a meet in the North West of England where he obtained two personal bests and is now ranked number 2 for his classification in the UK.
“I’d like to thank Moore Stephens for supporting me this summer as it will be the first opportunity I have had to compete against other para-athletes,” said Dan. “My goal is the World Junior Para Championships (London) in 2017 and then I’d love to compete in the 2020 Tokyo Paralympics.”