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Trained guide runners help six visually impaired new runners

Six visually impaired (VI) adults attended a fantastic running taster session expertly led by Run Leader Sara Davies. After some introductions the participants were all matched up with trained guide runners who had kindly agreed to support the event.

English Federation of Disability Sport: February news roundup

The English Federation of Disability Sport (EFDS) has reported some great news articles in February! Here's a round up; more opportunities for amputees, National Citizen Service deliver the Sainsbury's Inclusive Community Training, Future teachers reaping benefits from Sainsbury's IPE Training, and latest blog: "It's easier to get up early in the mornings when I'm active."

Become an Inspiration Club

Don't forget there is still time to apply for our new Inspiration Club project. The project offers the chance for clubs to apply for a package of support related to delivering athletics for disabled people. Applications close at midnight on 5th March 2017.

Great News for Bexley Mencap RunTogether group!

Bexley Mencap's innovative RunTogether keep fit scheme for people with learning disabilities has been selected by Tesco as one of their 3 good causes for Superstores in Bexley during Feb 2017.

Could your club be an Inspiration Club?

England Athletics are pleased to confirm applications are now being invited to the new Inspiration Club project. The project offers the chance for clubs to apply for a package of support related to delivering athletics for disabled people.

Next generation receives new NHS activity and sport prostheses

Children across England have begun to receive new running and swimming prosthetics from the NHS, in a move by Government to support the next generation of young disabled people to be more active. The first applicants have started to receive their new prostheses, tailored to their needs and the sports they want to play.

Young athletes encouraged to take part in London Mini Marathon

The 2017 Mini London Marathon takes place on the 23rd April this year, giving the opportunity for athletes aged between 11 and 17 to race the last three miles of the Virgin Money London Marathon course. There are races for young athletes who are non-disabled, wheelchair racers, ambulant, visually impaired, hearing impaired and intellectually impaired.

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