Guide Running Workshops

Guide and VI runner wearing yellow bibs stand watching a demonstration from an instructor

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.

Guide Running workshop attendee's posing with Guide Running Workshop sign in UCD Athletics track.

Course Info

The fee for this course is €15.

This course comprises of 2 sessions:

  • Online theory workshop (1 Hour) which takes place on a weekday evening in advance of the practical session.
  • In person practical workshop (1 Hour) which takes place on a weekend.

Should you register for the course, attending both days is mandatory.

image of two triathletes running, each holding one end of a running Teather

What will you learn?

  • Common eyesight conditions
  • Use of audio description
  • Equipment
  • Safety
  • Coaching considerations
  • Sighted guide training

Contact

Sean Poland – Training, Education and Participation Officer
Vision Sports Ireland, NCBI, Whitworth Road, Dublin 9.
Phone: 086 0129 928   |   Email: sean.visionsports@ncbi.ie


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