The Gloucestershire man stunned regular winners in the event by coming from nowhere to take top spot; although not enough in the end to give the Western Region team a top three finish overall, who have been unable to place since coming second in 2016.
The National Indoor Games emerged from the original Stoke Mandeville event and enables people who had Polio and now live with Post Polio Syndrome (PPS) to compete in a range of sports and games. Qualifiers from regional heats, join competitors from across the UK to compete for individual and team success.
Glyn’s gold was the highlight at this year’s games for the Western Region, as the level of competition gets higher each year. Julie Round and Mo Page put in a great performance to bring home a silver in Dominoes, while Bill Burton and Mary Barker came home with 5s and 3s bronze and Wendy Lloyd came fourth in darts (sitting), which was another hard fought contest this year.
“Two years ago the Western Region came second overall, but they have work to do if they hope to hit the top three in 2019,” said National Chairman of The British Polio Fellowship, David Mitchell. “If anything, competition has become more intense over the years, making Glyn’s gold very richly deserved. The North West have been dominant for a few years now and Glyn did well to hold off the region’s Mike Griffiths, who was beaten into silver. It does set the scene nicely for next year’s games, where the charity will mark our 80th Anniversary.”
To find out more about The British Polio Fellowship and to learn about the late effects of Polio and Post Polio Syndrome visit www.britishpolio.org.uk