Vision Sports Ireland and Athletics Ireland are delighted to announce our upcoming guide running workshop to be held in Portlaoise College, Co. Laois on Saturday July 22nd.
Guide running is where a sighted runner supports a vision impaired or blind runner to exercise, train or compete in a safe manner. Vision Sports Ireland and Athletics Ireland aim to create a network of guide running volunteers across Ireland to support people with a Vision Impairment to participate in the activity of running.
Attendee’s will gain knowledge on,
- Common eyesight conditions
- Use of audio description
- Coaching considerations
- Sighted guide training
The guide running training consists of two parts,
- 1-hour in person practical workshop – Saturday July 22nd 10:00 – 11:00
- 1.5 hour online theory workshop – Tuesday July 18th from 19:00 – 20:30
Should you register for the course, attending both days is mandatory.
*You can only purchase 5 tickets per order, contact the organiser for more information