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The CPISRA RaceRunning World Championship which is being held between the 13th to the 15th of July in Copenhagen, Denmark, is almost upon us. It is very much a global competition as there will be athletes from many different countries including Austria, Brazil, Denmark, England, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Russia, Scotland, Spain, The Faroe Islands and United States of America. This year’s championship is the biggest yet with a record breaking 98 athletes competing and 270 participants in total.
On Saturday 27th May 2017, Queen Margaret University (QMU), Edinburgh collaborated with CPIRSA and researchers from Edinburgh University in order to stage the first RaceRunning Seminar within Scotland.
The day was very much a success as over 10 guest speakers from 4 different countries presented at the Seminar, each sharing their perspective on RaceRunning. Guest speakers included the Danish co-founder of RaceRunning, Connie Hansen, Dr Petra van Schie of VU University Medical Center in Amsterdam and Dr Liz Bryant of Chailey Heritage Clinical Services, England.
The morning session focused on the history of RaceRunning and the many benefits of the sport, whilst the afternoon session concentrated on the mechanics of a running bike and the exciting research being conducted by Edinburgh University in partnership with QMU. Also, PhD students from Edinburgh University displayed their posters about their RaceRunning related projects
CPIRSA was delighted to see that such a cross section of people attended the Seminar and to receive very positive feedback on the Seminar from various perspective. The attendees included academic researchers, university students, coaches, parents, athletes, sport administrators, volunteers and manufactures.
For more information on this event, please click: QMU RR Seminar Programme
CPISRA would like to take this opportunity to thank #RaceRunning Sweden, in particular, Vicki Skure-Eriksson for hosting the first international RaceRunning Assembly. The Assembly was a great success with over 140 athletes, coaches and classifiers from 11 countries taking part in the event. Well Done Sweden! Attached is the write up of the event by Craig Carscadden, CPISRA Head of Development and Education.
RaceRunning Committee Updates
For those countries currently active in RaceRunning please find listed below the Committee member responsible for liaising with you. This person will be your key contact and also the member responsible for Committee communication to your country. All other countries please contact Craig Carscadden.
Ana Ceclia Frazao – Brazil, USA, Mexico
Craig Carscadden - England, Ireland, Wales
Cristina Marques – Portugal, Spain
Mansoor Siddiqi – Denmark, Singapore, Russia, Faroe Islands, Lithuania
Peter Drysdale – Scotland, Netherlands, Australia
Vicki Skure-Eriksson – Sweden, Hungary, Finland, Norway
International RaceRunning Website Results, Rankings & World Records. Provided by Denmark : RaceRunning founder and CPISRA member.
A description of each international class follows;
Classification RR1 – severe involvement of LL (legs) and trunk, (significant spasticity) gross patterns of movement only, difficulty in isolating individual joint movements, ineffective leg propulsion, foot drag, severe asymmetry, poor co-ordination, poor trunk control and upper limb involvement, limited hand function requiring hand placement aids, startle reflex.
Classification RR2 – moderate involvement of LL (legs) and trunk (less spasticity), asymmetry but more effective pushing pattern than RR1, may also need gloves to keep hands on handlebars, min or no foot drag, poor co-ordination but can alternate leg movement but limited stride effectiveness, moderate trunk control.
Classification RR3 – mild to moderate involvement of one or both UL, fair to good trunk control, moderate involvement of LL (legs), symmetrical or slight asymmetrical movement of LL (legs), with alternate leg movement and good push off, no startle reflex ie effective start, good acceleration with adequate steering and braking, will not require hand strapping, reduced range of movement at hip and knee joints may limit stride length. Some athletes with Athetosis may demonstrate a smoother movement as their speed increases.
UL refers Upper Limb
CPISRA RaceRunning International Committee
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