Kettering Town Harriers members Guide Running Trained and eager to help visually impaired people enjoy running too!
Posted: Wed, 08 Aug 2018 12:30
Four members of Kettering Town Harriers Running Club were amongst a group of twenty four people who recently attended a Sight Loss and Guide Running workshop held in Northampton that was organised by England Athletics in partnership with Northamptonshire Sport.
Richard, Becs, Trudi and Ross (pictured) learnt on the course about different forms of visual impairment (VI) and how to guide people safely while out on a run. The four who are also regular runners and volunteers at parkrun are now available to offer their help as guides to people with a visual impairment from the Kettering area.
They can offer a range of paces to cater for people of all abilities from walk/jog for those just starting out, to a faster pace for more experienced VI runner who wants to improve, and achieve a PB. This could be on the track with the athletics club, out on the roads with the running group, at a parkrun, or just for a social outing as a pair.
Details of these guide runners and others from around the county who are also DBS checked can be found on the Find a Guide website. This has been developed by England Athletics and British Blind Sport who can also be contacted if you require any further support to start running, or are interested in becoming a guide runner.