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Mencap Championship Title for Newell

Mags Mencap 2018

Many congratulations to Margaret Newell on her Mencap Championship Title!

21 year old Margaret Newell from Wishaw competed in the Mencap National Championships at the weekend at Keepmoat Stadium in Doncaster. Margaret won the championship title in the 800m and achieved silver in the 1500m, in what was an exceedingly hot day with temperatures reaching 30 degrees.

Mencap is the national competition for athletes with a learning disability and it is open to anyone with a learning disability in the UK.

Margaret's next competition will be the Scottish Disability Sports Senior Championships in September at Grangemouth, this will be one of her last events before she travels Abu Dhabi in March 2019, where she will compete in the World Special Olympics after having been selected to represent Great Britain.