Athletics FAQ

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What is the Athletics Open?

This is a Athletics Open to all Event that Metro Blind Sport holds every Year.

Which  now includes a festival, so any age and ability can try out the athletics track and filed events  before the main competive event starts in the afternoon.

Next year will be the 40th time this event has been held, make sure you there, it is always the highlight of the Metro Year!

Visit  the Athletic Open page or Athletic Open Gallery

If you have any questions, wish to compete, volunter or help sponsor next years Athletics Open please contact Ian Francis (Metro Sport Development Officer)

Email: or  Tel: 07814 751643 (Mon-Fri, 9 – 5p

How do I get involved in VI athletics

Getting involved in athletics is easy. You can join a local club or just start running around the block or in a nearby park.


Did you know there might be a weekly running event every Saturday near you? Parkrun are free, weekly 5km timed runs around the country. You can learn more by visiting the Parkrun website.

Below are the regional bodies to visit to find out more

Tamsin Fudge is the National Disability Manager for England Athletics. If you want to get started with athletics, then she is the woman to contact! You can email her on

I want to compete at Paralympic level!

Like the thought of having a gold Paralympic medal being drapped around your neck? Then you might want to start competing in athletics.

British Athletics will be able to help identify talent, find a coach and share relevant information about how to reach the elite level. If you want to compete, fill in this form and British Athletics will get in touch.

To compete in athletics for people with visual impairments, you will need a sight classification. This ensures all of the athletes are participating in a fair and equal competition. Classifications can often be expensive, but if you become a British Blind Sport member, sight classifications for national competitions are included for free!

How do I contact if I want to Know More?

Ian Francis (Metro Sport Development Officer)

Email: or  Tel: 07814 751643

(Mon-Fri, 9 – 5pm)

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