“My biggest achievement so far is winning my fight against cancer in 2012”
Reece is a talented athlete and was diagnosed with a Learning Disability at a very young age. This disability
has never stopped Reece in achieving his goals.
In 2012, Reece was diagnosed with cancer, but with his steely determanation, he won his battle and is in full remission.
Reece returned to training a mere 4 weeks after his treatment ended and has recently been selected as one of the first athletes to join the Durham Institute of Sport.
His coach Paul Smith at Chester le Street & District Athletics Club set a recovery programme for Reece to work towards,
it’s fair to say 2013 was set to be a recovery year but as far as Reece was concerned it was business as usual on track.
Reece qualified for DSE Junior Athletics Championships July 2013 and came home with 5 medals:
this was followed up by 2 Bronze medals at the Tartan Games in 100m & 200m August 2013.
Monday: 6:30 am – 8:00 pm at Chester le Street Riverside Athletics Track.
Tuesday: 6:30 am – 8:00 pm at Chester le Street Riverside Athletics Track.
Wednesday: 6:00 am – 7:00 pm at Durham University Gym Maiden Castle.
Thursday: 6:30 am – 8:00 pm at Chester le Street Riverside Athletics Track.
Friday: A day of rest.
Saturday: 10:00 am – 12:00 pm Gateshead Academy of Sport Indoor Athletics Track.
Sunday: 12:00 pm – 12:40 pm Chester le Street Riverside Park Run.
Sprint’s: Paul Smith (himself a two time Paralympic athlete), Chester le Street & District Athletics Club.
Field: Margaret Smith, Chester le Street & District Athletics Club.
Strength & Conditioning: Mike Kelly, Graham Sports Centre Maiden Castle Durham.