On Saturday 2nd July, CP Sport and Quest 88 travelled to University of Warwick Athletics track to showcase RaceRunning for the first time at the EFDS National Junior Championships.
RaceRunning is a new sport in England being developed by Cerebral Palsy Sport. It is for children, young people and adults who cannot functionally run and rely on sports aids for mobility and balance.
This historic National Championship draws in over 200 athletes from all over the the United Kingdom to compete in the weekends events, with ages ranging from 11-19 years old. There was a packed Track and Field programme but thanks to event organiser, Jannine Walker, after the distance races where completed we had full access to the back straight of the track. We had plenty of athletes coming to have a go at RaceRunning and coaches interested.
National Athletics Development Officer, Rachel Ward said ” It’s a great opportunity for us to come down to such a great event like this to showcase RaceRunning, RaceRunning is growing by the day and it great for us to demonstrate what opportunities are out there to people from all over the country. Cerebral Palsy sport would like to thank EFDS for giving the organisation this opportunity and also Quest 88 for supporting us on the day.”
If you would like to find out more about RaceRunning please click on the link! https://www.cpsport.org/sports/athletics/racerunning/