Running Tales

Carole James: The ‘Maverick’ whose love of wheelchair racing beat depression

April 3, 2020

Carole James was left wheelchair bound after a car accident, suffering from constant pain, PTSD and depression.

Her competitive streak wouldn't allow life to keep her down though and before too long she was trying all sorts of wheelchair sports. At first archery proved most attractive, but ultimately it was wheelchair racing that became her passion.

Through Northamptonshire Sport and Northampton parkrun, she started to love life again.

These days, she's one of the faces of Sport England's This Girl Can campaign, promoting women in sport. This is Carole' story.



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