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Commonwealth Games

Times Echo and Life / Commonwealth Games

May 26, 2022

Para-athlete Shaun takes a step back in running distance for Commonwealth sprint challenge

A para-athlete from the Staffordshire Moorlands has been selected to compete in this year’s Commonwealth Games, in Birmingham, after qualifying to run at a much shorter distance. Shaun Burrows, from Cheadle, made his debut appearance as a T38 para-athlete over 400m at last year's Paralympic Games, in Tokyo, after overcoming health problems, where he finished seventh in the final.

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May 19, 2022

Moorlands town is in the Queen’s Baton route

The Birmingham 2022 Queen’s Baton Relay will visit the Moorlands during its final journey through England this summer as the full route is revealed. It’s the 16th official Queen’s Baton Relay – a journey which brings together and celebrates communities across the Commonwealth during the build up to the Games. It’s set to travel the length and breadth of England for 29 days before culminating at the opening ceremony for Birmingham 2022 on July 28.

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