Carly Tait

Proud to be supporting Athletics and our colleague, Carly Tait.

The Co-op Food are proud to be supporting athletics in Great Britain this summer. In 2017 the Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park will host the World Para Athletic Championships London 2017 with Co-op Food as a National Partner, "Feeding the Championship" with food for all of the Runner volunteers who are a vital part of the event co-ordination.

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Join the #supportourheroes mosaic and upload your image of support. Co-op Food are attempting to set a world record for the largest photo album of selfies created online ahead of this summer’s London 2017 World Para Athletics Championships.

We are encouraging everyone in Britain to back the Para athletes in the build-up to the championships and be part of a record-breaking attempt at the same time by posting a message of support.



Carly's Training

January 1986

Carly Tait born in Manchester, UK, with Cerebral Palsy

September 1997

Attends Ashton-on-Mersey high school before attending South Trafford College.

September 2012

Carly registers with the Channel 4 website for more information on paralympic sports, inspired by the Summer Paralympics in London.

November 2012

First tries out disability sports, after being inspired by London 2012.

May 2014

Carly competes in first IPC Grand Prix event, in Nottwil Switzerland.

June 2016

Carly is selected for British team and competes at the the 2016 IPC Athletics European Championships in Grosseto winning silver at 100m, and 400m.

August 2016

Carly competes at the Rio 2016 Paralympic Games, finishing 6th in the 100m T34 Wheelchair.

Watch the Journey