Medals success for runner Jody

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Sportcity in Manchester was the venue for this year’s Mencap Indoor Sprints and Jumps Festival which was held alongside the European Championships and trials for a number of countries’ Paralympic qualifiers.

In the Mencap event was one of Matlock Athletic Club’s newest recruits, Jody Hart, who was back to defend his titles in the 60m and 200m sprint events, which he won last year when competing for Chesterfield.

Jody, 29, competing in one of the autism categories, found himself up against many younger rivals but held his nerve to win both events in personal best times of 7.64 seconds over 60m and 25.46 in the 200m.