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Jason Aims For Hat-trick in Balmoral Wheelchair Race - 24 March 2010

Jason Gill bids to complete a hat-trick of Balmoral wins when he takes part in the Pihl wheelchair 10K on 24th April.
The Englishman, who set a course record 27min 11sec in 2008, has confirmed he'll be returning to Royal Deeside but he faces some tough opposition in his bid to retain the title.

Welshman Richie Powell,who was just four secs behind Gill last year and took third position in 2008, is also coming back and is believed to be in better shape than ever before. Powell won the Dublin marathon for the fourth time last autumn and he is an experienced campaigner, having competed in the 1992 Barcelona Paralympics and the 1994 Vancouver Commonwealth Games.

England's Steve Williamson is also making the familiar trek back to Balmoral, hoping to improve on last year's performance when he finished third. The Scottish challenge will be led by Ross Low who is making a comeback after taking a break from the sport.

Low has held Scottish records for all distances from 100m up to 10,000m and this will be his first outing at Balmoral.
He has a great pedigree, having represented Scotland in the 2004 Commonwealth Games and Great Britain in the European championships.

He has won the Glasgow half marathon seven times and is hoping to add the Balmoral title to his long list of achievements.

Look out too for Bryan Stevens, an up-and-coming Scottish athlete who is focussed on competing in the Paralympic Games in the future.

Jane Egan is another emerging talented Scottish wheelchair racer who will use the Balmoral race to gain further experience of top level competition.


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