RaceRunner classification will be offered for the first time in England at the Cerebral Palsy Training Camp on Sunday 8th October in Nottingham.
The term “classification”, refers to the process by which Athletes are assessed by reference to the impact of impairment on performance. It is intended to provide a framework for fair Competition and to ensure that competitive success is determined by the strategies, skills and talent of Athletes.
The purpose of classification is to ensure that sporting success is a result of Athlete’s training, skill level, talent and competitive experience rather than solely their degree of neurological function. Classification is undertaken to both ensure that a relevant level of neurological impairment is present in an Athlete, and that that impairment has a demonstrable impact upon sport performance.
Once classified athlete can compete with the appropriate categories and have their results officially recorded against all others who are classified within the sport.
All Athletes eligible to participate in CPISRA governed sports should receive an initial classification from their own National Federation. This opportunity at the training day will be the first time it will be provided in England.
Details and registration forms for the Cerebral Palsy Training Camp can be found here