For information on Sport Equalities and Disability Awareness Courses
please contact Sports Equalities on 0141 287 5682
As Athletics Clubs work towards becoming even more inclusive it may be an idea that members of Clubs become more Disability aware and if available attending such a course may be of use to the Club.
Links to the Glasgow Coach Education Diary where information on Athletics/other Generic Coach Education taking place in Glasgow can be found by clicking onto the Coaching link on this website.
RaceRunning is a relatively new international disability sport in which children and adults compete with running bikes on an athletics track. Events range from 40m to 3000m and competitors are functionally classified into four classes RR1 - RR4. It has a large following in Denmark with a presence in around 11 other countries, which is expanding.
It was originally aimed at those athletes with Cerebral Palsy who do not have the ability to easily propel a regular wheelchair or run ambulant. A functional classification system has recently been introduced which is opening the sport up to other disability groups.
RaceRunning is regulated by CPISRA and has the goal of becoming a Paralympic athletics event. Commencing this year RaceRunning will be included with IWAS (International Wheelchair & Amputee Sports Federation) world events. Scotland has a RaceRunning world record holder - Gavin Drysdale. Gavin, a member of the Scottish National Disability Athletics Squad, holds World Records in the U/12 RR3 category.