Physical Literacy News

The staff from WIPL have been working with the team from Cerebra to support Poppy and Rob in their quest to do the Cardiff Triathlon. Poppy has Cerebral Palsy, but despite this is keen to take part in a triathlon with her Dad Rob. Rob came up to the Lab for assessments and support for his training. Cerebra are developing equipment that will enable Rob to swim with Poppy and a specialist chair that can be towed in the cycle and pushed in the run.

Pictured: Poppy's Dad Rob in training prior to the event Sunday 26 June 2016
Re: A very special father-and-daughter team have tackled the Cardiff Triathlon.
Poppy Jones, 11, who will be competing alongside dad Rob Jones, wants to win the event.
And she’s not going to let the fact that she has quadriplegic cerebral palsy , which means she can’t sit, stand, roll or support herself, and chronic lung disease stop her.
She will be by Rob’s side every step of the way thanks to a cutting-edge wheelchair and boat – for Rob to push or pull – designed especially for the event, which sees participants take part in a swim across Cardiff Bay , a run and a bike ride.

Follow the link here to see Rob telling Poppy about the triathlon, and watch the video below to see them completing the triathlon!