Superheroes and Sidekicks

The Celebrity Superhero Tri is part of the only series within the UK that is dedicated to people with disabilities and long-term injuries. It was a fantastic event which included:


  • 2,500 superheroes and sidekicks compete
  • Celebrity Team Captains included MBE and double Paralympic champion Jonnie Peacock, military Superhero David Wiseman, and Menna & Jen, the ‘Golden Girls’ of the 2018 Winter Paralympics
  • Channel 4’s Clare Balding hosted the event.


Jess won a place in a celebrity team of the Superhero Tri after expressing an interest in the event and despite her tremendous achievements she is still humbled by the opportunity to have competed

Jess took on the 1km push/run and excitedly her team came 2nd out of 50 teams and even came head to head with Paralympic Athlete David Weir who finished 9th.

Jess raised an incredible £300 for our league and we couldn’t be more thankful.

Everyday Superhero Jess Barnes, part of Team Fiona Cranswick said “It’s 10 times better than we were expecting. The atmosphere was been amazing. When you’re in a race situation you’re pushing as hard as you can and the crowd at the end really helps you through it. I would definitely do it again”

“Even though I won this competition because of my lovely sidekick dog Xenna. It’s been a pleasure and a real honour to be selected for the celebrity team. It’s been a lovely atmosphere with people of all disabilities accepted and being encouraged to come along.”

Thank you Jess for not only promoting disability football, raising money for our league and most of all for being an inspiration to all of us!


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