Sean keeps working hard to make the wheels turn in Para career

Tuesday 10th October 2023

Photo by Bobby Gavin

Sean lands superb silver in Marathon at Birmingham 2022

Commonwealth Games silver medallist Sean Frame is happy with recent progress as he targets the upper echelon of wheelchair racing across the globe.

The Team Scotland athlete recently set a big PB at the Berlin Marathon with a top ten finish and won the Great Scottish Run 10k race despite a puncture close to the finish.

Training several times a week and putting in the miles demonstrate there are no short-cuts – as Sean seeks to keep getting faster on the roads.

‘In the aftermath of Birmingham, there were a few people who recognised me as the Commonwealth silver medallist and said well done – but that has dropped away now, really,’ Sean told us.

‘I was at the London Marathon this year and going into the elite hotel, some guy said to me ‘I’ve seen you before, where was it?’ and I told him about Birmingham.

‘I get a bit of local sponsorship and support. Where I live in Lockerbie, I’ve a really good local sponsor (Express Tyres) and we are talking to another one at the moment about possible support.

‘I had a top ten finish at the Berlin marathon and clocked a PB by five minutes. So that was a performance I really savoured.

‘It’s a lot of hard work over many months starting to pay off. Berlin is flat but you have to keep working hard to get a fast time.’

A week after Berlin, Sean lined up in Glasgow for the Wheelchair 10k race at the Great Scottish Run and duly won in 25:09.

‘I felt really good in the race at the Great Scottish Run – but close to the finish I had a puncture in my left tyre so I just missed out on the Course Record,’ said Sean, who is supported by scottishathletics and British Athletics.

‘It was just coming into Glasgow Green with a quarter of a mile to go or so. I just had to slow it down and not damage the tyres any more.

‘If it happens early in a race then that is you and you have to pull out and stop. And somehow find a way to link up with family! So this one wasn’t too bad.’

Tags: Birmingham 2022, Great Scottish Run, Para athletics, Sean Frame

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