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Results: Weston-super-Mare Visually Impaired Bowls Tournament 2017

Results:-Weston-super-Mare Vision Impaired Bowls Tournament 2017

Results for 2017

Best non-medalling Lady:  Gail Hepworth (Lowestoft)

Open Category (B2 – B4plus): Bronze medal Gilbert Miles (West Glamorgan)
– and the 2016 winner)

Silver Medal & The Lauriston Cup: (Maurice (‘Mo’) Perry (Yeovil)
in his first ever Singles tournament!

Gold Medal & The Lions Cup: Jon Cox (West Glamorgan)

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B1 (totally blind) 

Bronze Medal: Tony Webb (Cornwall) in his first Tournament

Silver Medal:  Mark Nelson (West Glamorgan)

Gold Medal & The Lions Cup: Eric Gallacher (Metro, London)

results kindly supplied by David Stott
Weston-super-Mare Visually Impaired Bowls Tournament

 

Fortnightly Polybat – Bromley-By-Bow Centre 25 July!

Fortnightly Table Tennis - Polybat - Bromley-By-Bow Centre!
Venue:
Bromley by Bow centre,  St Leonard's St, Bromley By Bow, London E3 3BT
Time:
2.00 pm - 4.00pm
Phone:
07460862886
Date:
25th July 2017
Cost:
Free


 

Date: Fortnightly on Tuesdays (apart from xmas  holidays) Time: 14:00 -16:00.
Venue: Bromley by Bow centre,  St Leonard’s St, Bromley By Bow, London E3 3BT
Travel: 2 minutes from Bromley-by-Bow station. Cost: FREE
Website: www.bbbc.org.uk
Contact: colin.king@bbbc.org.uk or call Mobile: 07460862886
Colin King – Inclusive Sports Manager, Bromley by Bow centre

Metro would always advise to phone or email the event contacts to confirm there have been no last minute changes or cancellations.

Roy Smith had a great time playing Polybat!

“I  had 2 hours of fun playing singles and doubles. Very suitable for blind and partially sighted players. There are 2 tables adapted. I introduced a yellow tennis sound ball and some of the players enjoyed the new experience as the ball seemed to roll better.

I was greeted at the ticket barrier and there is an excellent café onsite run by local people with a disability “Unity Works Cafes”.  ”  Roy Smith MBE

Metro Blind Sport’s Director of Sports Development

Fortnightly Polybat – Bromley-By-Bow Centre 11 July!

Fortnightly Table Tennis - Polybat - Bromley-By-Bow Centre!
Venue:
Bromley by Bow centre,  St Leonard's St, Bromley By Bow, London E3 3BT
Time:
2.00 pm - 4.00pm
Phone:
07460862886
Date:
11th July 2017
Cost:
Free


Date: Fortnightly on Tuesdays (apart from xmas  holidays) Time: 14:00 -16:00.
Venue: Bromley by Bow centre,  St Leonard’s St, Bromley By Bow, London E3 3BT
Travel: 2 minutes from Bromley-by-Bow station. Cost: FREE
Website: www.bbbc.org.uk
Contact: colin.king@bbbc.org.uk or call Mobile: 07460862886
Colin King – Inclusive Sports Manager, Bromley by Bow centre

Metro would always advise to phone or email the event contacts to confirm there have been no last minute changes or cancellations.

Roy Smith had a great time playing Polybat!

“I  had 2 hours of fun playing singles and doubles. Very suitable for blind and partially sighted players. There are 2 tables adapted. I introduced a yellow tennis sound ball and some of the players enjoyed the new experience as the ball seemed to roll better.

I was greeted at the ticket barrier and there is an excellent café onsite run by local people with a disability “Unity Works Cafes”.  ”  Roy Smith MBE

Metro Blind Sport’s Director of Sports Development

ParkRun – Saturday 2 Dec 2017

London Parkrun List
Venue:
Choose the nearest ParkRun from the list below
Time:
Every Saturday 9.00am - TBD
Phone:
Date:
02nd December 2017
Cost:
Free
Contact:


Quick link to the London Parkrun List               Quick Link to all Parkruns in the UK 

Parkrun is the UK’s most successful provider of free physical activity, and has more than one million registered participants. There are 360 5k events across the UK and more than 70 junior parkrun events (2k for 4-14 year olds). Every week we welcome about 75,000 people and 8,000 volunteers to our events.

We have many VI participants, as runners, joggers, walkers and volunteers. However, we are keen to encourage more VI people and their families to take part.take place in the same location at the same time each week. This enables people to develop familiarity with the course and also the other participants (who generally attend most weeks)

To take part all you need to do is register on www.parkrun.org.uk and head down to your local event.    If you would feel more comfortable contacting someone beforehand, and perhaps arranging for someone to act as a guide or helping hand.

Quick link to the London Parkrun List

please email the Event Director whose contact details are on the individual event’s website.

We believe that the events are accessible for those that are VI because they: 

  • have a strong sense of community spirit and mutual support and encouragement
  • are not races, and hence non-intimidating 
  • allow dogs (including guide dogs) 
  • do not require special equipment


We also have a large number of parkrunners who are trained and willing to be running guides.We are incredibly keen to welcome the VI community to parkrun.

London ParkRun List

  1.    Ally Pally
  2.    Barking
  3.    Beckton
  4.    Bedfont Lakes
  5.    Bexley
  6.    Brockwell
  7.    Bromley
  8.    Burgess
  9.    Bushy Park
  10.    CranePark
  11.    Crystal Palace
  12.    Dulwich
  13.    Finsbury Park
  14.    Fulham Palace
  15.    Gladstone
  16.    Greenwich
  17.    Grovelands
  18.    Gunnersbury
  19.    Gunpowder
  20.    Hackney Marshes
  21.    Hampstead Heath
  22.    Harrow
  23.    Harrow Lodge
  24.    Highbury Fields
  25.    Hilly Fields
  26.    Kingston
  27.    Lloyd
  28.    Mile End
  29.    Nonsuch
  30.    Northala Fields
  31.    Oak Hill
  32.    Old Deer Park
  33.    Orpington
  34.    Osterley
  35.    Peckham Rye
  36.    Pymmes
  37.    Raphael
  38.    Richmond Park
  39.    Riddlesdown
  40.    Roundshaw Downs
  41.    South Oxhey
  42.    Southwark
  43.    Valentines
  44.    Walthamstow
  45.    Wanstead Flats
  46.    Wimbledon Common
  47.    Wormwood Scrubs

If you find the London Parkrun List useful,  please feel free to share below.

 

ParkRun – Saturday 4 Nov 2017

London Parkrun List
Venue:
Choose the nearest ParkRun from the list below
Time:
Every Saturday 9.00am - TBD
Phone:
Date:
04th November 2017
Cost:
Free
Contact:


Quick link to the London Parkrun List               Quick Link to all Parkruns in the UK 

Parkrun is the UK’s most successful provider of free physical activity, and has more than one million registered participants. There are 360 5k events across the UK and more than 70 junior parkrun events (2k for 4-14 year olds). Every week we welcome about 75,000 people and 8,000 volunteers to our events.

We have many VI participants, as runners, joggers, walkers and volunteers. However, we are keen to encourage more VI people and their families to take part.take place in the same location at the same time each week. This enables people to develop familiarity with the course and also the other participants (who generally attend most weeks) 

To take part all you need to do is register on www.parkrun.org.uk and head down to your local event.    If you would feel more comfortable contacting someone beforehand, and perhaps arranging for someone to act as a guide or helping hand.

Quick link to the London Parkrun List

please email the Event Director whose contact details are on the individual event’s website.

We believe that the events are accessible for those that are VI because they: 

  • have a strong sense of community spirit and mutual support and encouragement
  • are not races, and hence non-intimidating 
  • allow dogs (including guide dogs) 
  • do not require special equipment


We also have a large number of parkrunners who are trained and willing to be running guides.We are incredibly keen to welcome the VI community to parkrun.

London ParkRun List

  1.    Ally Pally
  2.    Barking
  3.    Beckton
  4.    Bedfont Lakes
  5.    Bexley
  6.    Brockwell
  7.    Bromley
  8.    Burgess
  9.    Bushy Park
  10.    CranePark
  11.    Crystal Palace
  12.    Dulwich
  13.    Finsbury Park
  14.    Fulham Palace
  15.    Gladstone
  16.    Greenwich
  17.    Grovelands
  18.    Gunnersbury
  19.    Gunpowder
  20.    Hackney Marshes
  21.    Hampstead Heath
  22.    Harrow
  23.    Harrow Lodge
  24.    Highbury Fields
  25.    Hilly Fields
  26.    Kingston
  27.    Lloyd
  28.    Mile End
  29.    Nonsuch
  30.    Northala Fields
  31.    Oak Hill
  32.    Old Deer Park
  33.    Orpington
  34.    Osterley
  35.    Peckham Rye
  36.    Pymmes
  37.    Raphael
  38.    Richmond Park
  39.    Riddlesdown
  40.    Roundshaw Downs
  41.    South Oxhey
  42.    Southwark
  43.    Valentines
  44.    Walthamstow
  45.    Wanstead Flats
  46.    Wimbledon Common
  47.    Wormwood Scrubs

If you find the London Parkrun List useful,  please feel free to share below.