This new exciting project was launched with British Blind Sport. The database will enable visually impaired people to search for guide runners locally supporting them to take up or develop their running
Find a Guide Below
Currently there are 112 guides on the database with a good number in London. EA will be training a further 250+ by March 2017. Running is a great way to get fit and meet new people. If you want to give it a go and need someone to support you why not search for a guide runner link to website :Find a Guide
Running is a great way to get fit, enjoy the outdoors and meet other people. England Athletics and British Blind Sport have created the Find a Guide Database to help you start, get back to or stay running. If you are 18 or older simply search for guide runners near you using your postcode. Our friendly guide runners have all attended a Sight Loss Awareness and Guide Running workshop, are DBS checked, passionate about running and are waiting to help support you whether it’s your first time running or you’re a seasoned runner just looking for more support.
Finding a guide runner could help you to:
Go for a run – any place , any time, any distance, any speed
Join a club or running group – a great way to meet new people and socialise
Take part in an event or race – an opportunity to set goals and challenge yourself
You must be over 18 to use the Find a Guide Database
Your privacy is important to us and so the contact details you complete to contact a guide runner will not be shared with anyone other than the guides you contact
We’d like to get in touch to find out about your experiences of running to make sure we continue to improve the Find a Guide Database. By using this website you agree to us getting in touch (we won’t share your contact details with anyone else).
Guide is available on the England Athletics Website : Find a Guide
BBS Have a go Day in York!
Date of the article April 18, 2019
British Blind Sport are delighted to be bringing to York, a sport taster event specifically for people living with sight loss. This event is free of charge to attend for British Blind Sport members, and £5 to non-members (BBS membership is free for juniors under the age of 18). The event is open to anyone living with a visual impairment who is interested in trying their hand at inclusive sport.
Welcome to Sport England’s Talent Plan for England Our plan states that how we win is as important as what we win. As such, our plan has twin objectives of progression and inclusion.It underlines that, for everyone in the talent system, sport should remain a positive experience and the system is also accessible to everyone who has ability and potential to succeed at the highest level regardless of their background.
Thomas Panek and his running guide dogs Westley, Waffle and Gus made history on Sunday in the 2019 New York City Half Marathon.Panek, the president and CEO of Guiding Eyes for the Blind, was the first blind runner to complete the half marathon with guide dogs.
Metro Blind Sport’s 41st Athletics Open was held on Sat 17 June 2017, the sun was blazing, the sky was blue, spirits were high and the event was clearly enjoyed by all. This year was enhanced by our new announcer Peter Scott, who not only had the gift of the gab but who also had improv poet skills to boot!
Everyone Active’s Sporting Champions provides funding and support for talented athletes from across the UK. Possible funding between £1,000 and £5,000 in funding support and free access to all of its leisure facilities across the UK.