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British Blind Sport launch tethers to help to get blind people up and running

National Disability Sports Organisation British Blind Sport have produced a range of bespoke tethers to enable visually impaired people to run with a sighted guide runner in a safe and enjoyable way. British Blind Sport hope the sale of this product will help more visually impaired people to enjoy running and physical activity as part of their Find a Guide project in partnership with England Athletics.

Up and Running for mental health and wellbeing

Hambleton's Up and Running scheme consisted of an eight week running and social programme to people receiving secondary mental health care. The scheme was created and delivered by mental health professional Glen Hilton, and Hambleton District Council Development Officer David Earl - who offered support, advice and guidance on the positive mental health benefits of running in addition to providing a health programme and nutritional advice.

Try Para-Athletics at our Inspiration Days!

Inspired by the athletics this summer? Our Inspiration Clubs are providing opportunities for disabled people to try athletics at their Inspiration Para Athletics Days. Catering for all impairments, these days provide a great introduction in to Para-Athletics for anyone wanting to try the sport for the first time or a fun day of athletics for those already participating. Why not have a go?

Best of the Best volunteer winners presented with their East Region awards

The Age Group championships at the Bedford International Stadium was the location for the presentation of the England Athletics Regional Volunteer Awards for the East Region. This year, nominators were also invited to the event which has has been a valuable step in promoting the awards and a way of saying thank you to the nominator as well as the winner.

Age group titles up for grabs

This weekend sees our last major track and field championship of the summer with the England Athletics Under 17 and Under 15 championships (which includes our Disability Athletics Age Group championships) taking place in Bedford. There have been over 1300 entries from over 1000 athletes so it should be a busy and competitive two days.

Deaf Athletes take part in Deaflympics!

A team of British athletes took part in the 23rd Deaflympics Summer Games earlier this year in Samsun, Turkey. As deaf Sports are not part of the Paralympic Pathway they have their own IOC sanctioned Games with over 3,000 competitors from nearly 100 Nations taking part this year!

Try Para-Athletics at our Inspiration Days!

Throughout the Summer our Inspiration Clubs will be providing opportunities for disabled people to try athletics at their Inspiration Para Athletics Days. Inspired by the summer of sport and catering for all impairments, these days will provide a great introduction in to Para-Athletics for anyone wanting to try the sport for the first time or a fun day of athletics for those already participating.

Host a Para-Athletics Day at your club!

Passionate about everyone getting involved in our sport? Want to do something to celebrate and access a small grant to help? England Athletics and the Team Personal Best campaign (www.teampersonalbest.org) are inviting clubs to hold Inspiration Days (ParaAthletics Inclusive Days) to encourage their communities to get involved and try our sport this summer.

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