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Jack comes third in the Bristol Half Marathon

jackeyers2Wells Leisure Centre fitness instructor Jack Eyers secured a spot on the podium at September’s Bristol Half Marathon.

Jack, who was taking part in the men’s wheelchair category, came home in third place in an impressive time of 82 minutes and 38 seconds.

Jack currently plays wheelchair basketball in Exeter and is part of the Great Britain Development Programme.

The Wells resident was using the half marathon challenge to raise money for a new basketball wheelchair; the chair he currently uses, which was donated to him by his club Exeter Otters, is now old and in constant need of repairs.

Jack, who is incredibly passionate about his sport and has high aspirations of becoming a full-time professional Team GB athlete, needs to raise £3,000 in total. With support from the team at Wells Leisure Centre, managed by Avalon Leisure, he is hoping to reach his full potential by raising the funds to buy a new, fully functioning basketball chair.

Wells Leisure Centre manager Jackie Treasure said: “Jack is an inspirational and focused team member and we are delighted to help him towards achieving his goal.”

Jack would like to thank everyone who supported him and is very grateful to those who sponsored him to complete the marathon. Farrington Lifestyle Golf & Country Club and Revolution Gym have also been involved in Jack’s fundraising efforts.

If you would like to help Jack towards funding his new wheelchair, Wells Leisure Centre is currently collecting donations on his behalf.