Sheffield Steelers in marathon effort to tune up for new season

Sheffield Steelers Wheelchair Basketball team competed this weekend in a completely different style to their regular games.  26 of the players and support staff took part in the Nottingham Half Marathon (18 wheelchair users and 8 runners), this is the second year that many of the players have taken part and a lot of the players had scores to settle with each other over race times from last year and the friendly rivalry has helped them train and get faster, a real benefit on court as well
Sheffield Steelers Wheelchair Basketball team competed this weekend in a completely different style to their regular games. 26 of the players and support staff took part in the Nottingham Half Marathon (18 wheelchair users and 8 runners), this is the second year that many of the players have taken part and a lot of the players had scores to settle with each other over race times from last year and the friendly rivalry has helped them train and get faster, a real benefit on court as well
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Players and support staff from the Sheffield Steelers wheelchair basketball team took part in the Nottingham Half Marathon, raising money for their club for the coming season.

The Steelers’ first match is this Saturday against the Rhinos and the race was used as part of the 18-strong squad’s pre-season training programme.

It was the second year running that the team has taken part in the event and many players were out to beat their previous times – and fellow team members.

Matt Wild, who last year tipped out of his chair just yards from the finish line, was determined to win this year and did so in a time of 1 hour 35 minutes, beating his closest teammates by 10 minutes.