Congratulations to Kathleen Hawkins who completed the 5km run/walk/wheel at Parallel London.
Kat had both her legs amputated below the knee after contracting meningococcal septicaemia during her first term at university.
After finishing the event she said, “I think I could only ever cross the finish line with this big a smile at Parallel London. Today was a big day for me. I did a 5km run/walk/wheel for Meningitis Research Foundation to mark 10 years since I had this horrible horrible disease. I cried pretty much all morning because it felt really overwhelming and also there were so many people there with disabilities and everyone was in it together, supporting each other, side by side. It was just an amazing, fun event which was the definition of inclusivity. Everyone having a great time. No race, no competition.”