Athletics for blind and partially sighted people

Mens Track event Metro Athletics Open 2014Womens and Under 18s Track events at the Metro Athletics Open 2014
Mens Track event Metro Athletics Open 2014
Womens and Under 18s Track events at the Metro Athletics Open 2014

Athletics is an integral component of the Paralympic Games, each sport being divided up according to sight category, with track events carrying the option of a sighted guide runner (attached via rope) for those with low or no vision.

Annual Metro Athletics Open

Held every summer in London, blind and partially sighted athletes from all over the country attend, and overnight accommodation can be provided if needed.

Visit our dedicated Athletic Open page  and download event results

ParkRun in London List – Sat 5 Dec 2015

Choose the nearest ParkRun from the list below
Every Saturday 9.00am - TBD
05th December 2015
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Athletics Open 2016

Date/TIme/TBC -
20th June 2016
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The  Annual Metro Athletics Open are a highlight of our year. They remain the number one event for blind and partially sighted athletes, in the region, regardless of experience. Open to everyone from juniors to veteran athletes they incorporate a comprehensive track and field programme ranging the 60m sprint to 5,000m. Field events include the high and long jump, shot put, discus and javelin. Run in accordance with UK Athletics and International Blind Sports Association’s rules by a team of qualified officials, the event is a great day out for families and many new friendships are forged.

Dublin May Games

Metro also considers subsidy requests for athletes to attend the May Games in Dublin, which are organised by Irish Blind Sports. Click here for the Irish Blind Sports homepage.

Want to know more?

For further information about athletics for blind and partially sighted people,

You may also find these external links of interest:

UK Athletics (UKA)
International Blind Sport Association (IBSA)
International Paralympic Committee (IPC)
British Blind Sport (BBS)
England Athletics
England Athletics Guidance to Competiton

You can also download a comprehensive information pack on guide running in PDF format at the link below.

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