On Bank Holiday Monday charity Power2Inspire held - with the Friends of Histon Rec - the first ever Super Sensory 1k outside of London as part of the annual Impington Festival of Running. Celebrating inclusion: getting disabled and non-disabled people to participate in physical activity together.
Marvin Rees, the Mayor of Bristol, is to take part in the Simplyhealth Great Bristol 10k, acting as a guide for a blind runner who helped set up a running community in the city for those with visual impairments. This is the first time that Marvin has signed up to the 10k event, and he is set to guide Chris Blackabee, from Hereford, who helped set up VI Runners Bristol, a group that supports visually impaired runners.
In the 11th year of these awards, we are inviting you to tell us the inspiring story of a volunteer you know. The Volunteer Awards 2018 are our chance to celebrate and recognise the unsung heroes amongst all of our volunteers in the Athletics and Running community - but we need your help to say 'thank you' to all those people it can't happen without.
A Deaf Awareness and Basic British Sign Language for Sport Deliverers workshop will be taking place in Peterborough on Monday 14 May (7pm to 9.30pm). There are still spaces available. Attendees will become Deaf Aware and gain an understanding of the needs of deaf people participating in sport.
On Bank Holiday Monday 7 May 2018, Cambridge charity Power2Inspire is organising a new Super Sensory 1k event at Histon and Impington Recreation Ground as part of the annual Impington Festival of Running. The event celebrates inclusion and getting disabled and non-disabled people participating in physical activity together.
The English Federation of Disability Sport (EFDS) to announce their new name. A first of many milestones in the charity's 20th anniversary year, EFDS will now be operating as Activity Alliance.
Agata stood at the edge of the athletics track and heard the patter of feet stream past. 8 sprinters training, as they do four times a week. Both her sisters were part of the training group and their older, blind sister, wanted to be part of that running world as well. She didn't know how to get a foot in the door or whether it was completely unrealistic to even be thinking about it.
After a rapidly progressing Diabetic Retinopathy when she'd had perfect vision her whole life, Samantha became isolated, stopped going out, which caused depression and massive weight gain. Unfortunately the depression fed the isolation and weight gain and vice versa. She decided to make a change after she was matched with her guide dog Lizzie.
Simon first started guide running in 2016 when his wife volunteered him to help her guide run twin girls they know in their village.
England Athletics are pleased to announce that online entry for our England Athletics Disability Open 2018 is now available. The championships will take place in Bedford on 26-27 May in conjunction with our Senior and U20 Combined Events Championships.