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Richard Whitehead

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Just seen the paralympian, Richard Whitehead, running through Burton Joyce on his artificial sprung legs. If you’ve got any physical aches and pains it puts them into perspective!

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Richard is an inspiration and it’s great that he’s a local lad.  I had a little chat with him a few years ago in a store in Victoria Retail Park in Netherfield.  I was bending right down looking at something on a bottom shelf and was suddenly aware of a pair of prosthetic legs with running trainers standing next to me.   I stood up and  said “Hello Richard” as if I’d known him for years!    I’ve seen him running along through that area a couple of times, given him a hoot and get a wave back.  He’s happy that people recognise him. A good lad. 

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He's a brilliant inspiration to all ages, and a nice chap. I saw him in the Co-op in Lowdham several years ago. 

Yes Lizzie, it's great that he's a local lad. Let's hope we get more local heroes in the near future .

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