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World Para Athletics : RACERUNNING
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Britt Sorensen, the Danish Marathon RaceRunner speaks to CPISRA. Please click on the following link to read of Britt's amazing marathon achievements. Britt Race Runs the Distance
It is still possible to enter this years International RaceRunning Camp and Cup to be held in July in Denmark. Also for the first time an introduction to RaceRunning Coaching Course will be held. For further information on either the Camp or the Course, please contact Mansoor Siddiqi firstname.lastname@example.org or refer to www.racerunning.org . Click the following for the flyer for the Coaching Course: RaceRunning Coaching Course Flyer
For the preliminary entry, 97 athlete entries have been received from 15 different countries.
The Camp and Cup provide a wonderful opportunity to introduce new athletes and new countries to the world of RaceRunning. Athletes get to train with other athletes from different countries, do activities with each other and form friendships that will last due to a shared love of RaceRunning. For many of the participants the International RaceRunning Camp and Cup is one of the highlights of their year and is something they look forward to each year with great excitement.
An introduction to RaceRunning Coaching workshop will be held in Edinburgh, Scotland on Saturday 29th April 2018. The course will be delivered by RaceRunning Scotland supported by CPISRA member Scottish Disability Sport. Click on the following for the course flyer: RaceRunning Coaching Workshop
This workshop is designed to give participants knowledge of RaceRunning, athlete training and running bikes.
It will help you to identify potential athletes, how to deliver athlete training and understand how to adjust bikes.
The workshop is delivered in a classroom in a practical manner with participants having the chance to see and speak with athletes.
Resources: Hand out on coaching techniques and bike set-up.
Who for: Coaches and volunteers who are interested in/already working with RaceRunning athletes.
For more information and to register your place please contact: email@example.com
Danish RaceRunning Pioneers Mansoor Siddiqi and Connie Hansen were last week rewarded with The Minister for Culture’s Parasport Prize 2017 (Kulturministerens Parasportspris) in recognition of their great effort inventing and promoting RaceRunning nationally and abroad. Siddiqi and Hansen are both looking forward to continuing this effort.
2017 will be a memorable year in the history of RaceRunning. Only a few months after a record breaking huge RaceRunning WC in Copenhagen the International Paralympic Committee (IPC) announced that RaceRunning per 1st of January 2018 would be recognized as a World Para Athletics discipline. For the very first time RaceRunning will be an official medal discipline at the World Para Athletics European Championships in Berlin this summer.
And last week as the Danish Sports Year 2017 was being celebrated in Herning and on Danish National Television the two RaceRunning Pioneers Mansoor Siddiqi and Connie Hansen were awarded the prestigious prize The Minister for Culture’s Parasport Prize 2017:
- It was a fantastic evening in Herning and we have received so many positive reactions and congratulations since then, Connie Hansen says.
Watch Connie and Mansoor receiving their award by clicking on the following link. Its a must watch video!Receiving Award
A Milestone for RaceRunning
Connie Hansen and Mansoor Siddiqi are both former elite athletes who have won several Paralympic medals and enjoyed many great moments in sports. Nevertheless, 2017 has been something special for both of them:
- RaceRunning has become our lifework. 26 years ago when we invented RaceRunning I had absolutely no imagination what was laying in front of us. I am not even sure that I would have chosen this path. It has been a struggle, an Odyssey, but this Parasport Prize really tells us that we have reached a milestone, Connie Hansen says.
- It has been a very important year for RaceRunning. Many new countries are adapting the sport and in countries like Sweden and Holland the sport of RaceRunning is growing at a rapid speed. The future looks bright and in 2018 this development is only going to continue. I hope that RaceRunning will be a part of the Paralympic programme in 2028 – if not earlier, Mansoor Siddiqi says.
100.000 Danish kroner donated to RaceRunning for children and youngsters
Connie Hansen and Mansoor Siddiqi were nominated for the Minister for Culture’s Parasport Prize by Handicapidrættens Videnscenter (Danish Disability Sport Information Centre) and Spastikerforeningen (Organisation for the Spastics). The two other nominees were the Para taekwondo World Champion Lisa Kjær Gjessing and the leader of Dansk Døve-Idrætsforbunds (Danish Deaf Sports Federation) Joachim Thor Krøyer.
The prestigious prize comes with 100.000 Danish kroner (approximately 13.400 €). Mansoor Siddiqi and Connie Hansen are going to spend the money promoting RaceRunning among children and youngsters:
- We are very determined that the prize money should benefit our young athletes. We need even more children and youngster to become parasport athletes and choose and active lifestyle, Mansoor Siddiqi says.
In July the RaceRunning Camp & Cup will once again take place in Copenhagen and in August the world’s best RaceRunning athletes will be participating in the World Para Athletics European Championships in Berlin.
Photo (left to right):
Mansoor Siddiqi, Danish Minister for Culture Mette Bock and Connie Hansen.
25/10/17 : IPC publishes article on World Para Athletics' introduction of RaceRunning. The story is on the front page of Paralympic.org: https://www.paralympic.org/news/racerunning-events-be-included-world-para-athletics-programme
The International Paralympic Committee (IPC) announced today that RaceRunning is to be introduced as a World Para Athletics event. This is fabulous and very exciting news. Over the coming weeks CPISRA will provide further information but first we wanted to let you know the great news.
Below is copy of the announcement by Ryan Montogomery, IPC Summer Sports Director and also below is a link to the World Para Athletics:RACERUNNING paper jointly released by World Para Athletics and CPISRA.
"Dear NPC President, Secretary General & National Athletics Federations,
As part of the IPC and World Para Athletics commitment to developing para athletics opportunities for athletes with high support needs we are pleased to inform you of the latest developments with regards to the integration of RaceRunning into World Para Athletics.
World Para Athletics and CPISRA have been in discussions for some time about increasing the participation of athletes with High Support Needs in World Para Athletics track events. The basis of this discussion was to allow for the recognition of RaceRunning within the para athletics programme to occupy the current T31 and T32 classes, classes which over the course of the last years have had no representation or participation in para athletics.
World Para Athletics believe this development addresses our strategic agenda of providing athletes with high support needs further opportunity and enhances World Para Athletics diversity and inclusion in line with the objectives of the Paralympic Movement.
You will find attached a detailed introduction to RaceRunning and its future within the family of both World Para Athletics and CPISRA.
I kindly ask you to circulate this information to the relevant national bodies within your community ...................................
The CPISRA RaceRunning World Championships and International RaceRunning Camp was held last week in Frederiksberg, Denmark. The competition and camp grows each year, with 98 athletes from 13 countries (Austria, Brazil, Denmark, England, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Russia, Scotland, Spain, The Faroe Island and USA) competing in the biggest one yet. Athletes can participate in three training days at the Camp before the three days of competition begins.
As usual athletes produced fantastic races with many exciting close finishes and a spectacular total of twenty world records. RR1’s Henrik Eriksson broke the 400m and 800m world record, Muninder Singh Hayer broke the 200m world record, Marika Vaihnger broke the 200m world record and junior Levi Hanusarson broke the 100m world record. RR2’s Lasse Kroman broke the 5000m world record, Rie Lynge Rasmussen broke the 1500m and 5000m world record and junior Hannibal Caderberg broke the 100m, 200m and 400m world records. RR3’s Gavin Drysdale broke the 400m and 1500m world records and Thea Berggren Jorgensen broke the 5000m world record. RR3’s juniors Sayer Grooms broke the 200m, 400m, 8000m and 1500m world record, Vanessa Berg broke the 200m world record and Kristine Hagen Jabobsen broke the 100m world record.
A representative from the IPC attended the three days of competition which created an excited buzz around the competition which motivated the athletes even more.
This year the CPISRA World Championships allowed significant progress to be made in the development of RaceRunning as a sport. Research teams from Edinburgh University, Queen Margaret University and CPISRA researchers collected data including measurements to help aid the development of an evidence based classification system for RaceRunning and monitoring heart rate and speed of athletes when they are both training and competing. Over 30 athletes happily volunteered to participate in the research which will help to aid the future of RaceRunning.
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.
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
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