Name: Aaron Morgan
Profession: works for Cisco (Specialist Sales Operations)
Parallel challenge: 5km
Background story? I began riding schoolboy motocross when I was 7 years old. My motocross career spanned 8 very successful years where I won a total of 72 trophies. When I was 15 years old I was practising at one of my favourite tracks when an accident on a jump left me with 2 broken vertebrae and a broken spinal cord. After ten months of rehabilitation, I returned home and started going back to college. I wasn’t going to let any accident stop me.
I then moved onto Brunel University where I gained a 2.1 sports science degree. In the meantime, I was competing at wheelchair tennis and also became the youngest ever disabled person to be granted a National B motor racing license from the UK Motorsport Association! I was the only disabled driver in the Production BMW Championship before moving on to the BMW Compact Cup at the start of 2015.
Why choose Parallel London? It is a fantastic opportunity to compete at the Olympic Park and, at the same time, represent such a great charity as the Matt Hampson Foundation. Also, I love a bit of competition!
Why do you want to participate on behalf of Matt Hampson Foundation? I want to participate for the Matt Hampson Foundation because the work they do is so wonderful. They have supported and encouraged me to keep living my life to the maximum following a life changing spinal injury. They supported me and provided me with the opportunity to start hand-cycling.
Training Tips? I have been doing a lot of rowing in my training recently and also some weight training to accompany this.
What is your goal? To perform the best that I can in my event and enjoy the occasion!
To find out more about how you can push/run and raise money for our lovely charity partner, the Matt Hampson Foundation, please email [email protected] or click the logo to find out more!