CP Sport release What is a RaceRunner? film today

Cerebral Palsy Sport is delighted to launch the second of our new films about the adapted sport of RaceRunning during Cerebral Palsy Awareness Month and part of our #CPCan 2018 campaign.

This film has been developed through a unique partnership between Cerebral Palsy Sport and Nottingham Trent University with TAD Productions.

This film focuses on what a RaceRunner is and how it can be used by people with cerebral palsy and other physical disabilities to become more active and take part in adapted sport.

We are proud to share our second RaceRunning film  – What is a RaceRunner?

For more information on this adapted sport of RaceRunning, please click here:

Our sincere thanks goes to Nottingham Trent University and TAD Productions for supporting this unique project; to the University of Nottingham for hosting us and to Quest 88 for all their support through filming

Our biggest thanks goes to the all the RaceRunners and their families who gave up their time to help to make this film. We could do have done this without you!

 

Over 1000 runners take part in Rushcliffe 10k 2018

Over 1000 runners took part in the Rushcliffe 10K on Sunday 25th March on a glorious day at Rushcliffe Country Park to raise funds for Cerebral Palsy Sport.

Participants who took part in the 10K, 5K or Fun Run were bathed in sunshine and was in complete contrast to the weather that had seen the event postponed from its original date that clashed with the ‘Beast from the East’.

Nottingham based event management company, Perfect Motion, were engaged to deliver this event on behalf of Rushcliffe Borough Council for the first time.  Event Director Chris Simon said,

“We are thrilled to see so many people turn out today to support the Rushcliffe 10K, particularly with us having to change the original date.  They were all certainly rewarded with the weather and we were very impressed with the performances that people put in.

“The way all of the runners supported each other created a fantastic atmosphere and it was lovely to see so many smiling faces at the end.”

The male 10K race was won by Simon Birch of Hinckley Running Club in a time of 33 minutes and 25 seconds.  The female 10K was won by Natalie Bunce in a time of 42 minutes and 48 seconds.

The 5K male race was won by Ed Parry with a time of 19 minutes and 10 seconds while the female 5K race was won by Rosemarie Billenness in a time of 23 minutes and 51 seconds.

Chris continued, “Well done to the winners and to everyone who took part today.  There was a good mixture of serious club runners and people out to challenge themselves.

“I’d like to thank our partners, Rushcliffe Borough Council, Cerebral Palsy Sport, Rushcliffe Athletics Club, Smooth Radio, Impact Physiotherapy and Virtual Runner for all of their support.”

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Ali Talbot, Chief Executive of Cerebral Palsy Sport said “Thank you to all the runners and their families who supported such a great event on a lovely sunny day. A big thank you goes to Perfect Motion, Rushcliffe Borough Council and all the partners involved in the event. Our biggest thank you goes to our brilliant volunteers who gave their time to support the event and we cold not have done it without them. We look forward to seeing everyone next year.”

Entries are open for the 2019 event which will take place on Sunday 3rd March.  Click here to enter today.

Results for each event can be viewed by clicking the relevant link below:

10K Results
5K Results
Fun Run Results

Photos can be viewed by clicking here.

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Cerebral Palsy Sport launch new RaceRunning film

Cerebral Palsy Sport is delighted to launch our new film about the adapted sport of RaceRunning during Cerebral Palsy Awareness Month and part of our #CPCan 2018 campaign. This film has been developed through a unique partnership between Cerebral Palsy Sport and Nottingham Trent University with TAD Productions.

We are proud to share our film with you. Please click below:

RaceRunning is an adapted sport being developed by Cerebral Palsy Sport in England. It is for children, young people and adults who cannot functionally run and rely on sports aids for mobility and balance. Speaking on the launch of the film, Ali Talbot Chief Executive of Cerebral Palsy Sport said:

“We are very proud to be able to introduce our RaceRunning film as part of Cerebral Palsy Awareness Month and are very grateful to the Media students of TAD Productions from Nottingham Trent University that worked so hard to bring this film to fruition. It has been a unique partnership and one we seek to grow for the future with the University.”

Ali also added: “We are also very grateful to the stars of the film – our RaceRunners. Some of them have been taking part for a numbers of years and some have only recently taken up the sport. They show how beautiful this sport can be and the difference it can make to the lives of people with cerebral palsy”.

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RaceRunning is a three wheeled frame where the athlete is supported by a saddle and body plate. The athlete propels against the frame using their feet, and steers using the mobility within their hands and/or arms. People with cerebral palsy can take part as a recreational activity and RaceRunning is a very effective way of improving overall fitness, strength and physical and emotional well-being.

There is also competitions available with athletics events in distances from 60m, 100m, 200m, 400m, 800m and 1500m depending on the athlete’s experience and level of fitness.

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Cerebral Palsy Sport run a series of RaceRunning Start days to introduce people with cerebral palsy into this wonderful adapted sport and to enable them to try the activity for the first time. For more information on our RaceRunning Start days, please visit:

Cerebral Palsy Sport wishes to grow the awareness and participation of this unique adapted sport  of RaceRunning and we are indebted to everyone who has supported this film.

Our sincere thanks goes to Nottingham Trent University and TAD Productions for supporting this unique project; to the University of Nottingham for hosting us and to Quest 88 for all their support through filming

Our biggest thanks goes to the all the RaceRunners and their families who gave up their time to help to make this film. We could do have done this without you!

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CP Sport announce Irwin Mitchell as sponsor of the CP Football National Finals.

Cerebral Palsy Sport is extremely pleased to announce that Irwin Mitchell are official sponsors of Cerebral Palsy Sport’s National CP Adult Football Finals .

Irwin Mitchell and Cerebral Palsy Sport have a strong history of working together to support people with cerebral palsy and associated physical disabilities access sporting opportunities at a local level, and supporting them to go on and reach their potential.

Irwin Mitchell has a strong track-record of supporting disability sports through its Don’t Quit, Do It campaign. The firm works closely with Paralympic gold-medallist Hannah Cockroft MBE and sponsors the English Amputee Football Association among other sports groups and organisations.

This latest partnership sees Irwin Mitchell support the Cerebral Palsy Sport’s National CP Adult Football League Finals to be held on the 2nd June 2018. The finals will bring together 9 teams from across the country, who will have been competing at regional fixtures between October 17 – April 18.

Ali Talbot CEO of Cerebral Palsy Sport said: “The support of Irwin Mitchell means we can make the finals a bigger and better event than ever before.  We’re confident that those involved will have a fantastic day.

“Sponsorship from organisations such as Irwin Mitchell go a long way in helping us to achieve our aim of raising aspirations, promoting inclusion and supporting people with cerebral palsy and other disabilities to play, participate and enjoy sport and active recreation.”

Jennifer Cawthorne, Partner at Irwin Mitchell, said: “We’ve seen how much disability sports can help our clients with their rehabilitation and recovery both physically and psychologically, especially when they are involved in team sports and events.

“We wanted to combine our Don’t Quit, Do It campaign to get more people involved in disability sports with our ongoing support for those families affected by cerebral palsy. The Cerebral Palsy Sport Adult Football League finals is the perfect event to help celebrate the achievements of all those involved and help people to reach their potential. We’re really looking forward to June and seeing what the finals day has in store.”

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National Swimming Championships 2018

This year, we were sponsored and helped by Nottingham Trent University. The event was held at Harvey Hadden Sports Village and was in a long course format over 50m.

43 swimmers entered altogether and there was a great atmosphere from everyone there. The ages of the swimmers ranged from 11-54 years old. A total of 126 medals were presented throughout the gala with a lot of very happy swimmers!

Medals were presented by Paralympian Matt Walker MBE and CP Sport Trustee Paul Mariner.

Photos will be published on our website and on Facebook. CP Sport also took some live videos of the event and presentations. See the event photos here

We would like to thank SportSystems, David Rush and David Fortescue, for their continued support in running the meet results software and enabling the smooth running of the competition. We would also like to thank Wendy Coles for her help in providing the officials for the event, as well as Mary Butler and Jill Stidever for their technical assistance, without which the event could not have run to ASA licence standards. 17 volunteers all worked extremely hard at the event and there has been a lot of praise from CP Sport staff and entrants of the gala. All volunteers were very kind and helpful throughout the day. Thank you for giving up your time.

Well done to all of the swimmers who competed this year. There were some great swims and some fantastic PBs achieved!

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#CPCan First Physical Impairment Gymnastics launches

Cerebral Palsy Sport in partnership with British Gymnastics and Limbpower are running the first physical impairment gymnastics sessions at Nottingham Gymnastics club on the 10th and 17th March 3pm-4.30pm.

The aim of the sessions are to provide people with cerebral palsy or a physical impairment to have a go at gymnastics in a fun, safe and secure environment surround by qualified gymnastics coaches. Gymnastics has the power to develop young peoples balance, coordination and core strength which will have a positive impact on every day life. These sessions provide the opportunity for children aged 3-11 along with their siblings to explore the gymnastics club, try the different disciplines and have fun.

To book a place please complete and return the attached forms to Lisa.morton-Smith@cpsport.org

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Ian Clegg awarded Torch Trophy Trust Volunteering Award

Cerebral Palsy Sport is delighted to announce that Ian Clegg has been awarded a Torch Trophy Trust Award for his commitment to disability sports volunteering at an awards ceremony in London on March 7th. the awards were presented at the Army and Navy Club by HRH Duke of Gloucester.

The Torch Trophy Trust awards recognises the outstanding contribution to volunteers  and it is a celebration of  of the volunteers in British Sport. The Trust has identified and honoured sporting volunteers who ordinarily would neither gain or seek recognition for their work with sports clubs and individual athletes in their local communities

Ian was nominated by Cerebral Palsy Sport in recongition of his unstinting support through volunteering of the work of the charity.

Ian was inspired to get into volunteering by the positive impact made by the Games Makers at London 2012 and his first volunteering experience was at the Commonwealth Games in Glasgow 2014. Ian then applied to be a volunteer for the Cerebral Palsy World Games in Nottingham in 2015 and his role developed into volunteer co-ordinator for the Games where he was the main point of communication between the organising committee and the 180 volunteers as well as providing invaluable support to athletes, coaches, volunteers and staff.

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Since the 2015 Nottingham World Games, Ian has continued to volunteer for Cerebral Palsy Sport on a regular basis helping out with sport and fundraising events ass well as some of the general administration behind the scenes. He has also volunteered at other sporting events, particularly at the Nottingham Tennis Centre which hosts tournaments prior to Wimbledon and the British Open Wheelchair Championships, the inaugural Invictus Games, Wheelchair Rugby, Special Olympics and Learning Disability Tennis. Ian epitomises the essence of a disability sports volunteer and is a worthy recipient of the Torch Trophy Trust award for volunteering commitment to disability sports.

In true Ian style, he was not able to collect his award in person as he was just about to start his first volunteering shift at the 2018 Winter Paralympics Games in Pyeongchang, South Korea. The award was collected on his behalf by his daughters Laura and Katie Clegg.

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Congratulations Ian – we are very proud of you and thank you for all your time you devote to CErebral Palsy Sport and other disability sports events.

To read more about Ian’s volunteering story – please click here

Tennis Foundation launches new Junior Futures Potential Programme

Seven of the country’s most promising junior wheelchair players have been selected to be part of a world leading new programme designed by Great Britain’s leading tennis charity, the Tennis Foundation to help them progress towards future international success.

The launch of the new Wheelchair Tennis Junior Futures Potential (JFP) Programme will play a key role in the development of talented, young wheelchair tennis players in the UK. It aims to help gifted juniors progress to the first level of the Tennis Foundation’s World Class Wheelchair Tennis Performance Programme – which boasts the likes of Wimbledon Doubles Champions Gordon Reid and Alfie Hewett at its pinnacle.

The JFP programme comprises six two-day training camps from February to December 2018, covering everything from coaching and performance to elite sport education. The first of the camps took place in London this weekend, with seven talented juniors making their way to the National Tennis Centre for two days of training and development.

The seven juniors selected for the programme all hail from different areas of the UK, with Ruby Bishop (14) from Norwich, Dahnon Ward (12) from Derbyshire, Abbie Breakwell (14) from Derbyshire, Ben Bartram (12) from Norwich, Alex Chason (15) from London, Ross Gourley (16) from Belfast and Greg Slade (15) from Surrey all selected to take part.

In addition to the performance camps, the seven talented juniors will also receive visits to their local training set-up from a Tennis Foundation coach, have access to supporting resources and educational materials and be nominated to receive a training grant from SportsAid; all designed to help their skills both on and off the court.

The new initiative is considered to be at the cutting edge of junior wheelchair sport development programmes across the world. Speaking about the programme, Tennis Foundation Talent ID Coach Rob Cross commented:

“The JFP Programme is a great opportunity for the Tennis Foundation to support and nurture young talented wheelchair tennis players. With the success of some of our elite players over the last few years, we want to give more players the platform to continue this success in the future. This is in line with the growing numbers of juniors we are seeing taking up the game and gives everyone an opportunity to progress through a clear pathway.”

With an opportunity to seamlessly advance to the first level of the Tennis Foundation’s World Class Wheelchair Tennis Performance Programme, the future certainly looks bright for the young GB stars.

For more information or to find out more about the Tennis Foundation’s work with disability tennis, visit the Tennis Foundation’s website.

 

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CP Sport announce new Sporting Ambassador Martin Sinclair

CP Sport are proud to announce our newest sporting ambassador Martin Sinclair.

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Martin plays for England Cerebral Palsy Football Team, and was in the Great Britain squad for the Paralympics in London 2012. Martin and his brother Scott Sinclair made history by becoming the first brothers to represent any nation in the Olympic and Paralympic Games in the same year.

After representing his country and getting 50 England caps, Martin retired from the game in 2015 and was inducted into the Hall of Fame at the national football museum in 2016.
However Martin recently come out of retirement to play for England Cerebral Palsy again and with his next target set for selection for the European Championships.

Martins says “If I can come back from 18 operations on my hip and two hip replacements anything is possible.” #CPCan

Outside of playing for England Martin is the Saintsability Development Officer at the Saints Foundation focusing on inspiring the next generation and turning their potential into excellence.

Read more about our sporting ambassadors here http://www.cpsport.org/?p=3097

Rushcliffe 10k, 5k and Fun Run postponed until March 25th

The Rushcliffe 10K, 5K and Fun Run scheduled to take place this coming Sunday 4th March has been postponed due to the adverse weather conditions. Instead, it has been rearranged for Sunday 25thMarch.

Commenting on the decision, Event Director, Chris Simon, from organiser’s Perfect Motion, said:

“Whilst the forecast is set to improve by Sunday morning, we believe the freezing temperatures and heavy snowfall won’t enable the course to recover sufficiently for us to stage the run safely. The safety of all participants is of utmost importance to us and takes precedence over our desire to stage any event. We feel that making an early decision will enable runners to make alternative plans for the weekend.”

“Participants will have the choice of taking part on the new date of Sunday 25th March or deferring their entry to next year’s event. Alternatively, we will be offering those that can’t make it, the choice of a full refund of their entry.”

For further details please contact Perfect Motion by emailing to rushcliffe10k@perfectmotion.org. For the latest news on the event, please follow us on Facebook (@Rushcliffe10K) and Twitter (@Rushcliffe10K).