Simon Storage supports Paralympian’s success

Simon Storage supports Paralympian Josh Cassidy

Paralympian Josh Cassidy reached a speed of 45mph during the race

Simon Storage and its Canadian parent company, Inter Pipeline Fund, were among the proud sponsors of Paralympian, Josh Cassidy, as he stormed to victory in the Tyne Tunnel 2K International (TT2K).

Josh won first place in what has been dubbed ‘the fastest wheelchair race on the planet’ for the fourth time. Clocking an incredible 45mph on the downhill stretch of the race, he finished the 2.3km course in just 4.40.2 minutes.

Cheering him on during the race on behalf of Simon Storage, was Gary Lacy, engineering director, and his wife, Linda. Gary commented: “Simon is delighted to support such an exciting and inspiring event in the region. The TT2K always draws a good crowd.  This year’s race, also attended by special guest Baroness Tanni Grey-Thompson, generated even more interest after the incredibly successful Paralympics in London this summer.”

The event is held at night along a closed section of the road tunnel under the river Tyne, and attracts elite wheelchair athletes from around the globe.

Afterwards, an elated Josh said: “I love the adrenaline-charged super speeds on the Tunnel downhill and the challenge of the gruelling uphill. I’ve been here six times now and there is no race quite like it anywhere in the world. ”

Just two days after winning the 2012 TT2K Josh successfully defended his title in the wheelchair category of the 2012 Great North Run.

www.joshcassidy.com     www.SimonStorage.com.

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