Paige Murray is Leicester’s T34 U23 wheelchair athlete. She was introduced to racing a number of years ago and starting training in mid-2013 and began her first official athletics season in May 2014.
Paige is an individual with much ambition and drive to succeed. Having tried many sports including swimming and wheelchair Basketball to name a few, she has found a great love and enthusiasm for racing and looks forward with much excitement to a positive future in her athletic career. Prior to racing she has worked proactively both as a sports leader and ambassador within several organisations, which lead her to be selected to carry the 2012 Paralympic Flame representing the East Midlands and Leicestershire! After this tremendous feat, she was chosen to be a baton bearer in the Queens Baton Relay for the 2014 Commonwealth Games.
Paige remains an inspiration to the people of Leicester as she supports charities such as the Matt Hampson Foundation and leads a very active lifestyle socially and physically.
She hopes that her regularly blogging and activity within the athletic community will enable her to encourage others to achieve their very best and go beyond what they ever imagined they were capable of. Paige herself is living proof that those dreams can become a reality with hard work and commitment, taking little steps to accomplish those long term aims.
The wheelchair athlete has since accomplished her dream of representing Great Britain. She said: “I still have to pinch myself! It is just an incredible feeling to be on that start line representing my country. I feel extremely humble and fortunate to have had the opportunity to fulfil a dream, something that I will continue to remind myself of as I strive to go further because sometimes it is all too easy to forget how far one has come.”
Read her motivating blog here http://www.lrsport.org/inspiretoleadblog