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Marathon runner Charlotte Ellis in conversation!

Visually impaired marathon runner Charlotte Ellis in conversation - Online event!

Hear the inspiring story of visually impaired marathon runner Charlotte Ellis as she discusses her remarkable sporting journey with Elly Fiorentini of BBC Radio York.

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Rising Phoenix: a documentary about the Paralympic Games movement

Rising Phoenix: a documentary about the Paralympic Games movement

Paralympian’s hail the launch of ground-breaking movie Rising Phoenix, which features the story of the Paralympic Games movement to coincide with one-year-to-go celebrations for Tokyo 2020.

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Paralympics: 8 questions with Ellie Robinson

Paralympics: 8 questions with Ellie Robinson

We caught up with Paralympic multi-medallist Ellie Robinson on being part of the team, her other surprising sporting passion and looking ahead to Tokyo 2020.

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BBS & England Athletics Guide Running Update

BBS & England Athletics Guide Running Update

… guide running can once again begin to take place as long as both guide and visually impaired runner fully understand the increased risk associated with the activity and follow the mitigations included in the updated guidance…You should maintain social distancing from other people when out running and ensure that hands are washed before and after activity… guide running should take place between the same pair until further lifting of restrictions are advised (i.e. guide runners only run with one VI runner and vice versa)

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Study on VI Running Outdoors During COVID-19

University Study on VI Running Outdoors During COVID-19

Researchers at the University of Central Lancashire and Solent University are investigating the impact of the coronavirus lockdown upon visually impaired (VI) runners. This study will explore VI peoples’ experiences of outdoor running and evaluate the impact of government measures –including two metre distancing – upon their participation

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