Is Belfast Blind to Running Opportunity?

As we've shown running in Belfast is on the up, but is everyone getting an equal chance to participate?

Belfast Running is working with Guide Dogs NI to increase the opportunities for visually impaired people of all ages to start running and support those existing runners to run more. Almost 20 people attended the first session training session in Ormeau Park in March. That was a 2hr session with half of it involving actual running & guiding in Ormeau Park. 

*** THE NEXT SESSION IS ON 6:30 - 9:30PM ON WED 14TH MAY AT SHAFTSBURY RECREATION CENTRE, THERE IS STILL SOME PLACES LEFT **** 

This will be mainly indoors, so please bring pen/paper. You do not need to have been at the first session to attend this one. This is open to all but we have to limit numbers to 16 people, so please let me know if you're coming. 

By turning up, you are not obligated or committed to being a guide. This is a pilot programme we are running to help train and support people who may want to guide in the future. Names confirmed so far for Wed 14th:

  1. Peter McKenzie
  2. John Black
  3. Derek Goodfellow
  4. Bernadette Millen
  5. Gillian Currie
  6. Claire Nelson
  7. John Nelson
  8. Joanne McArdle
  9. Aaron Hill
  10. Vicky Elliott
  11. Liam McGarry
  12. Eoin McCann
  13. Martin McCann

 

If you would like to find out more information and/or to be kept informed of future training & support, please complete the form below:

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