On Wednesday (24 April), Athletics legend Steve Cram CBE shared stories from his glittering career to a packed audience at Oswestry School.

Steve is one of the UK’s most well-known sporting individuals.  As an athlete his career was forged alongside Coe and Ovett to form a period of unprecedented success in British athletics and since retiring has become one of the BBC’s most respected Presenters/ Commentators.

In a career spanning over three decades, since appearing as a 17-year-old at the Commonwealth Games in 1978, Steve’s many achievements include six Gold medals at the Commonwealth Games and the European and World Championships. Following an incredible season in 1983 Steve was voted BBC Sports Personality of the Year, one of the few athletes to have won the award, and in 1986 he was awarded an MBE. At the 1984 Olympic Games held in Los Angeles, Steve returned from injury to take a silver medal in the 1500m behind Sebastian Coe. The following year he broke World records in the 1500m, 2000m and Mile, all within 19 days; the latter lasting almost 9 years.

Since retiring from competitive athletics Steve has become a very successful television commentator, first with Eurosport, and then with Channel 4 before joining the BBC as the Chief Athletics Commentator. Steve has co-presented both the Summer and Winter Olympics since Sydney 2000.

The evening organised by local company, Adrenaline Sporting Events, was the latest evening bringing well known sporting personalities to the town.  Alan Lewis, Founder/Owner of Adrenaline Sporting Events said.  “It was an absolute honour to have Steve Cram CBE taking time out of his busy schedule to provide such an entertaining and informative evening.”

Adrenaline Sporting Events have already brought some big names to Oswestry, including the likes of Laura Kenny and Jonny Brownlee MBE.

The sporting legend spent time after the talk to have photographs taken with those attending and presenting prizes from the raffle in aid of The Movement Centre.