British Blind Sport and England Athletics have launched ‘Find a Guide’, a national guide runner database to support more people with a visual impairment to run. The database is an online tool for anyone aged 18 years or older with a visual impairment, whether they have never run before, are a gymgoer looking to take their running outdoors or a seasoned runner looking for a new guide. It will enable visually impaired people to go for a run on their own, join a club or running group or take part in an event or race.
Over the next 12 months British Blind Sport and England Athletics are working with various partners and running clubs and groups across England to find and train more guide runners so that there are guides in all areas of the country. The next Guide Running Workshop in Manchester is on Wednesday 11th May from 6.30 – 9.00pm at Manchester Regional Arena – Etihad Campus. The cost of the course is £20.00 for club members and £30.00 for non-club members. If you could please share the attached promotional material with colleagues, volunteers, groups and partners so that as many people can be aware of this fantastic course that would be great.
Additionally, Run Activator Tess Ptonka, Club and Coach Support Officer Sarah Friday and I are looking to organise and deliver running sessions for individuals with a visual impairment across Greater Manchester. In order for us to ensure that partnerships are developed and sustained with the appropriate running clubs, we need your help in identifying when and where would be best to hold the event. Therefore, I would greatly appreciate it if you could fill out the VI Running Session survey by clicking here no later than 4th May.