Author: Gill Wagner
A former Physics teacher from Leeds for over 36 years he started his field athletics career as a Master. Back In 2018 he won both the M70 High jump and Shot put at the British indoor Championships, this is the first time its happened !
Edward took up the High Jump in his 50s and Shot Put in his 60s after rupturing both his Achilles’ tendons playing volleyball and sprinting. Never one to give up looked at alternatives after his knees were also damaged (split medial meniscus in one and a posterior horn tear in the other. He spent a long period focusing on rehabilitation on squats/ non- weight bearing knee bends to enable him to continue competition.
At present he has retired from both work and competing although he may make a comeback at M75 in the Shot Put.